**Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)**

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

**Intent:**
**Distribution Requirement(s) Status:**

Vocational Preparatory
Required for ATA degree

**Equivalencies At Other Institutions**

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution |
Course # |
Remarks |

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**Learning Outcomes**

**After completing this course, the student will be able to:**

- Students display critical thinking skills in the following areas:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the decimal, binary, octal, and hexadecimal number systems.
- Employ Boolean logic as used for circuit design and/or computer program control.
- Demonstrate an understanding graphing coordinate systems.
- Utilize algebraic concepts to solve computational problems.
- Employ functions to solve computational problems.

**General Education Learning Values & Outcomes**

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

*Definition:*
The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the
ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these
processes often vary among disciplines.

*Outcomes:* Students will be able to . . .

2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

*Definition:*
Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

*Outcomes: *Students will be able to . . .

6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context,
including the classroom, workplace, and community.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

*Definition:*
Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

*Outcomes:* Students will be able to . . .

8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets,
diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

9. Scientific Literacy

*Definition:*
Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

*Outcomes:* Students will be able to . . .

9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

10. Technology

*Definition:*
Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

*Outcomes: *Students will be able to . . .

10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve
and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

10.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology in one’s personal and professional life.

**Course Contents**

- Decimal, binary, octal and hexidecimal number systems.
- Basic algebra.
- Functions.
- Boolean algebra.
- Graphing.