Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Dec 11, 2023  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog
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CMSC 110 - Computer Concepts

Study of programming language hierarchy, elements of a software system, and program implementation. Exposure to hardware concepts including number systems, data representation, central processor, storage, input/output, and system configurations. An introduction to the scope, significance, history, and social implications of data processing. There is no detailed study or implementation of any specific programming language. Assessment Level(s): ELAI 990  or ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , MATH 050 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017  or MATH 020  or MATH 030  or MATH 045  without appropriate Math assessment score.

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Describe computer systems and their functions.
  • Define various types of software, including operating system, utility programs, and application software.
  • Use the data representation, operating systems, and utility programs.
  • Use number systems and convert from one number system to another.
  • Identify and compare several programming languages currently in use.
  • Use the Internet as a tool for research, for identifying and verifying information.
  • Use business applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and database.
  • Differentiate among various types of computer careers, certifications, and job responsibilities.
  • Describe the scope, significance and history of computing.
  • Describe social implications of computing, including computer security, ethics and privacy issues.

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