Computer Science

CSCI 1101 – Computer Keyboarding

1 credit

In this course, students will master the computer keyboard by touch for personal use or in preparation for work in a business setting. Students will learn proper keyboarding techniques while keying alphabetic, numeric, and 10-key numeric keypad characters. Students will complete activities online, where drills will facilitate learning the keyboard and developing speed and accuracy.

CSCI 1104 – Google Apps and Internet Safety

3 credit

Introduction to Google establishing a Google account, utilizing Google Drive and Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Maps, Common Google Apps, and Google Arts and Culture.

CSCI 1109 – Word Lab

1 credit

Hands on computer use with word processing software. Familiarizes the student with problem solving using business application word processing preparation and editing according to Microsoft Word standards, methodology and terminology. We will be utilizing Microsoft Word 2016 software as our word processing program.

CSCI 1114 – PowerPoint Lab

1 credit

Hands on computer use with presentation software. Familiarizes the student with problem solving using business application and presentation skills using Microsoft PowerPoint standards, methodology and terminology. We will be utilizing Microsoft Word 2016 software as our presentation software program.

CSCI 1120 – Computer Applications

4 credits

This course is designed as an introduction to computer concepts including computer literacy, exploration of Internet evaluations, computer hardware identification, operating systems, utility programs, social media, and computer security and privacy. This course provides a general working knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Windows and file management, Microsoft Office applications including OneNote, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, application integration, and cloud computing.

CSCI 1121 – Introduction to Computer Programming

4 credits

This course is designed to familiarize students with the fundamental concepts and techniques of a computer programming language. Using current programming languages, students will design, code and test programs using the basic structures of sequence, data types, control structures, algorithm development, and program design with functions.

CSCI 1130 – Adobe InDesign Electronic Publishing

3 credits

Students will learn step-by-step the key techniques for working in Adobe InDesign. They will build a foundation of working with typography, document construction, page layout, digital publications, epub and PDF formats and forms. Students will design, import, and edit objects, graphics, and typography all while learning about document design. Students will take the Adobe Certified Associates exam in InDesign.

CSCI 1145 – Introduction to Multimedia

3 credits

This is an introductory course in multimedia applications and development. Students will learn introductory concepts in development of computer graphic design. They will also participate in hands-on exercises to develop multimedia design skills.

CSCI 1146 – Adobe Animate Animation Software

3 credits

Students will learn introductory concepts in 2 dimensional computer animation, as related to the Adobe Animate software program. Students will learn about the animation environment and workspace, timelines and frames, creating and editing graphic symbols, keyframe animation, tweening animation and creating interactivity. Students will take the Adobe Certified Associate exam in Animate.

CSCI 1147 – Adobe Dreamweaver Web Design

3 credits

This course is an introductory course in using Adobe Dreamweaver. Students will learn about planning, design, development, accessibility, and creating interactive Web sites. Students will take the Adobe Certified Associate exam in Dreamweaver.

CSCI 1150 – IT Essentials

3 credits

This course is designed to introduce the student to various types of computer operating systems. It will familiarize the student with the basic commands and fundamental concepts needed to work in these systems. We will discuss single user, multitasking and multi-user systems along with user interfaces.

CSCI 1155 – Linux

3 credits

This course is intended for students who want to learn about the Linux operating system and prepare to pass the Linux+ certification exam from CompTIA (Powered by LPI). It does not assume any prior knowledge of Linux and is geared toward those interested in systems administration as well as those who will use or develop programs for Linux systems. The course provides comprehensive coverage of topics related to Linux certification, including Linux distributions, installation, administration, X-Windows, networking, and security.

CSCI 1165 – Adobe Photoshop Digital Imaging

3 credits

Students will learn introductory concepts in drawing and image editing with the computer, especially as related to the Adobe Photoshop software program. Students will be learning about the differences between bitmap and vector graphics; working with editing tools and layers; masking, color correction and advanced composition, and working with file formats. Students will use the skills learned to take the Adobe Certified Associates exam.

CSCI 1199 – Seminar

1–6 credits

This course is designed to explore more advanced topics with students who are either interested in a particular subject matter or are gearing their education to a specific area of computer science.

CSCI 2205 – Mobile Device Programming

4 credits | Prerequisite: CSCI 1140

This course prepares students to develop applications for the Google Android platform. Students will be able to build useful apps with Java and the other integrated development environments. Object-oriented programming techniques will be reinforced.

CSCI 2213 – Access

3 credits

Introduction to database software using adopted Microsoft Access release edition to create databases, understand data entry, record-keeping, working with fields, tables, forms, reports, queries, sharing data, and using database tools in preparation for Microsoft Access Exam.

CSCI 2216 – Outlook

3 credits

Introduction to using Outlook as a contact management system by managing time, tasks, email, and projects. Include effective and efficient management of message services including automated and message security, managing schedules, managing contacts and personal contact information, and information organization in preparation for Microsoft Outlook Exam.

CSCI 2217 – PowerPoint

3 credits

Introduction to presentation software using adopted Microsoft PowerPoint release edition for effective, efficient, dynamic presentations with creating of master presentations, templates, slide content, and collaborating and delivering presentations and preparation for the Microsoft PowerPoint Exam.

CSCI 2218 – Excel

3 credits

Introduction to spreadsheet software using adopted Microsoft Excel release edition to create, design, edit, and enhance spreadsheets and workbook, format worksheets and workbooks, working with and understand numerical data entry, basic formulas and functions, design charts, enhance with pictures and logos, secure and share data, in preparation for the Microsoft Excel Exam.

CSCI 2219 – Word Processing I

3 credits

Beginning word processing course using adopted Microsoft Word release edition. Focus will be on creating, formatting, editing, saving, retrieving and printing documents using word processing software. Included will be maintenance and customization of documents, creating and formatting tables and enhancing documents with special features in preparation for the Microsoft Word Exam. This course is identical to OFIT-1130-Word and students will only be allowed credit for either OFIT-1130 or CSCI-2219. Credit cannot be allowed for both courses.

CSCI 2220 – Adobe Illustrator Vector Graphics

3 credits

Students will learn step-by-step the key techniques for working in Adobe Illustrator. They will build a foundation of creating vector graphics for logos, illustrations, posters, etc. They will learn the basics of the Illustrator drawing and editing tools and being able to export their designs into a variety of formats. Students will take the Adobe Certified Associates exam in Illustrator.

CSCI 2233 – CISCO Introduction to Networks

3 credits

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

CSCI 2234 – Server Administration

3 credits | Prerequisite: CSCI 1150

This course is designed to teach basic server administration concepts on a LAN network server. It is a continuation of the concepts introduced in CSCI 1150. The course familiarizes the student with server administration and management concepts.

CSCI 2236 – CISCO Routing and Switching Essentials

3 credits | Prerequisite: CSCI 2233

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

CSCI 2240 – Systems Analysis

3 credits | Prerequisite: CSCI 1150

This course introduces the student to the study of systems analysis. The course covers information systems, equipment requirements and modeling of new systems. The cases, projects and exercises give the student a wide variety of experiences and options to explore and apply the concepts of system analysis.

CSCI 2246 – IT Fundamentals

3 credits

This course is designed to cover all the basic fundamental skills required to be an IT professional. This course will cover diagnostics, repair and upgrade of computers and peripherals. The course will provide hands-on experience. It will familiarize the student with hardware and troubleshooting concepts.

CSCI 2254 – Computer Architecture & Design

4 credits | Prerequisites: CSCI 1121

This is an introductory course into computer architecture. The class will assemble a single board computer with a lecture section before each section to describe how the section works. Use of Oscilloscope, Digital Logic probe and Millimeter are used to make measurements and troubleshoot each section.

CSCI 2255 – Computer Programming Logic

3 credits | Prerequisite: CSCI 1120

This course is designed to introduce basic programming and logical thinking skills. Students will learn problem definition, how to develop logical problem solving steps and then flowchart and diagram them. This course gives hands-on experience.

CSCI 2260 – Microcontroller Programming

3 credits

This course is intended for students who want to learn about C Programming and how it can be interfaced with a microcontroller. It does not assume any prior knowledge of C Programming and is geared toward those interested in coding and having that code effect hardware in the real world. The course provides comprehensive coverage of topics related to C Programming, including data types, program loops, functions, storage classes and libraries.

CSCI 2263 – HTML 5 Programming

3 credits

Students will learn introductory concepts in building web sites with HTML coding, adhering to HTML 5 standards. During this course students will learn to code links, lists, tables and other web page elements. Students will demonstrate formatting using CSS and also acquire beginning knowledge in scripting languages.

CSCI 2265 – Introduction to Game Development

3 credits | Prerequisites: CSCI 1145 and CSCI 1165

Students will learn how to plan, design and create games in Unreal 4 Game Engine. Students will learn how to develop ideas, storyboard plots, design characters and interaction, and then assemble all elements into fully functional games and simulations. Students will learn the basics of gaming, simulation, interaction and 3D technologies.

CSCI 2268 – Adobe Premiere Video Editing

3 credits

Students will learn step-by-step the key techniques for editing and publishing digital video in Adobe Premiere. Students will develop skills in workflow, editing organizing clips and adding audio, titles, effects and transitions. Students will begin to develop more advanced skills in sound mixing, compositing, color adjustment and virtual reality. Students will take the Adobe Certified Associates exam in Premiere.

CSCI 2270 – Co-Op (Interactive Media)

2–12 credits | Prerequisite: completion of 1st year in Interactive Media & Simulation program

This co-op will give the student paid or unpaid practical working experience. Each student will be assigned working assignments with the various private/public work sites with agreements with Southern State including Southern State. The student will be assigned web design/development, video/audio production, social media, multimedia application development or training duties.

CSCI 2275 – Professionalism

1 credits

This course will better prepare students on how to conduct themselves in a professional work setting. Topics include: career planning and exploration, self-assessment, career research, resume development, interview skills, Cooperative Education policies and procedures and other skills that bolster professional success.

CSCI 2280 – Co-Op Technical Support

2-12 credits | Prerequisite: SSCC computer science instructor must approve students for the course.

This Co-Op will give student paid or unpaid practical working experience. Each student will be assigned working assignments with the various Private/Public work sites with agreement with SSCC including SSCC. The student will be assigned repair, helpdesk, and support with hardware and software.

CSCI 2290 – Computer Information Technology Capstone

3 credits | Prerequisite: CSCI 1121, CSCI 1155, CSCI 1150, CSCI 2233, CSCI 2246, and ENGL 1102

This course is designed to test the student's mastery of the core courses required for the Associate Degree in Computer Information Technology. The overall subject matter deals with problem solving. The course will focus on hardware, software, programming, networking and presenting. Selection of the main project is made in consultation with, and must be approved by, the instructor.