CCIS1102 PC Operating Systems

Examines the functions of the Windows Operating System and the Linux operating system, including command line interface, and essential open source software concepts. Students will be able to manage their own desktop or laptop computers, including installing and running applications, managing files and using the Internet. This course takes a hands-on approach to exploring the day-to-day operations of operating systems.




Recommend: Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1100 or CPLT1200 or instructor approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify the major elements of a computer operating system and explain their functions
Describe the differences between application and system software
Identify what user impact the graphical user interface (GUI) has on routine computer work
Utilize the basic functions of the major Windows 10 and Linux desktop environments
Utilize System Settings to customize the desktop and computer system
Identify features of the configuration utilities provided by the desktop environments
Explain methodologies that can be used to organize data storage
Utilize Windows application programs
Examine the features of system maintenance
Utilize a command line interface
Utilize current technological tools
Demonstrate getting troubleshooting help
Demonstrate a variety of networking and media features
Create, edit, save and print documents using application programs

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details