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 Course Title:   Mathematics for Computer Specialists

 Title Abbreviation:   COMPUTER MATH

 Department:    CIS

 Course #:    114

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    279998

 EPC:    514

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Includes areas of mathematics related to computer technology which may include Boolean algebra, functions, non-decimal number systems, binary arithmetic, exponents, graphing, and algebra.


Prerequisite: MATH 97

Additional Course Details

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  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. 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

  1. Decimal, binary, octal and hexidecimal number systems.
  2. Basic algebra.
  3. Functions.
  4. Boolean algebra.
  5. Graphing.