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Applied Computing (AC)

AC 1030 - Communication Technology - 3 credits

Fall and Spring Semesters

A foundation course combining communication and technology history, theory and practice. Covers the basics of utilizing and assessing a variety of digital resources. Students acquire and apply the communication skills and technologies that are integral to academic and career success. New and emerging communication technologies that aid in developing communication skills, such as persuasion and communication delivery to varied audiences, will be discussed.

This course meets the General Education First Year Core Communication requirement.

AC 2010 - Identity Theft - 3 credits

Offered periodically within a three-year academic cycle

Identity theft is rapidly emerging as a serious threat in our society. This course is designed to give students a better understanding of this “faceless crime” and how to fight against ID thieves. Students will examine current methodologies developed by the Federal Trade Commission and the local law enforcement agencies assigned to combat ID theft. Students will learn how this crime is committed and how to protect personal assets, as well as gain an understanding of the types of ID thieves and their typical backgrounds. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and basic PC skills is required.

AC 2020 - Database Concepts - 3 credits

Fall Semester

Database management systems are primary vehicles for storage, retrieval, and maintenance of organizational and individual information. This course is designed to provide general understanding of database concepts, introduce an overview of commercial database management systems and familiarize students with Access, its features and components as a personal database management tool. The course utilizes hands-on, practical approach and requires frequent usage of the computer lab or personal computer.

Not open to students who have taken or are required to take AC 2025.

AC 2050- The Art of Creating Online Content

This course integrates Graphic Design and Web Design theories and processes. Three primary areas of creating an online presence will be discussed: Graphic (Visual) Design, Content Writing and Technology Tools. The process of Online Design will be discussed from an artist, user (viewer) and technical perspectives. Students will create a website using accepted Visual Design theories such as: color, balance, proximity, graphics, and layout as well as ADA compliance. Student will also create content that complies with web writing style standards and target specific audiences while establishing a style and tone for the viewer. The resulting content and design will be published using an online web editor. The semester project will be an appropriate inclusion in the e-portfolio.

Fulfils the GenEd Arts requirement.