Course Recommendations for Computer Technology at Riverland Community College - Riverland

Computer Technology

Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements

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An Accuplacer score of 52 is recommended.

Assessment Results and Prerequisites

Students admitted into Riverland Community College program may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

Required Core Courses (23 credits)

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CPRO1000
Computer Maintenance & Repair (A+)

This course enables students to develop skills required to become a proficient personal computer (PC) support technician. The course guides students through the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrading, and repairing of PC's. Other topics included in the course are system boards, floppy drives, essentials devices, hard drive installations and support, troubleshooting fundamentals, power supplies, diagnostic software and building your own PC. This course prepares students for CompTIA A+ certification.  Prerequisites:  CPRO 1002 or general computer proficiency.  

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1011
Windows Desktop Operating Systems

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems. This course was developed for information technology (IT) professionals who support, administer, or implement Windows Server networks and for individuals preparing to take any of the MCTS Windows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration Exams. This course contains material that is intended to help prepare students for certification. Prerequisites: CPRO 1002 or general computer proficiency. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1060
Digital Video

This course practices the principles of non-linear video editing.  The course is primarily project based with students shooting and editing videos that commonly occur in a business setting.  This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy.

      (2 Cr – 1 lect, 1 lab)  

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CPRO1065
Linux Desktop Operating Systems

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to install, configure, and administer Linux desktop operating systems. This course introduces students to the basic skills used by all Linux distributions. Specifically, the course covers the objectives outlined by CompTIA® for its Linux+ exam and certification. Prerequisites: CPRO 1002. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1230
Network Essentials Plus

This course serves as a general introduction for current network technologies for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet.  It provides an introduction to the hardware, software, terminology, components, design, and connections of a computer network, as well as the topologies and protocols for LANs.  This course prepares students for the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy.

      (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)  

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CPRO1300
Introduction to Visual Basics.net

This course provides an introduction to programming for students with little or no background. The approach is object-orientated and data-driven. Students use programming applications found in the workplace and plan, program, and debug Visual Basic applications using modern programming techniques and conventions. Prerequisite: CPRO 1002. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1490
Intro to Mobile Apps (Application) Development

This course covers the basic programing for creating Android apps.   The course is project oriented focusing on the major mobile platforms.  SDK (software development kits) will be used in the creation of mobile apps.     

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab) 

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CPRO1590
Web Page Design I with Graphic Design

This course is an introduction to the process of planning a website.  Graphic design concepts and typography techniques will be emphasized. Use step-by-step lessons to learn Adobe Photoshop the industry-standard image editing software. Text based editors will be used to develop basic HTML5 and CSS3 web pages.  Gain exposure to the latest web design trends which include accessibility, responsive and mobile design. Students will develop and enhance their HTML, CSS and graphic design skills.

Web Design I is the first of a two-course sequence. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy.

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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MnTC General Education Courses (15 credits)

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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ENGL1101
Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) or ENGL1102

This is an introductory college writing course designed to help students develop effective writing skills for college level work.  Students learn to generate ideas and organize them into unified, coherent essays.  Methods of instruction vary, but most sections combine individual conferences and peer review with regular class meetings.  Prerequisites:  A grade of C or higher in ENGL 0960 or appropriate placement score.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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SPCH1200
Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1 & 7)

This course focuses on communicating more effectively in personal, social, and professional environments and examining the practical and theoretical aspects of human communication. The course also addresses such topics as self-esteem, listening, effective language, nonverbal communication, perception, disclosure, conflict and cultural communication.  Human diversity issues and cultural/intercultural factors and how they affect human communication are examined.  Students will also reflect on the role interpersonal process plays in relationships and reflect on individual strengths and weaknesses with regard to personal interpersonal communication.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM 7/HD); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Electives (22 credits)

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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Any CPRO Course
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Last Updated: May 29, 2018