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The following four (4) courses will provide students with a solid background in basic networking concepts and CISCO hardware. These courses are an ideal way to prepare for CCNA certification, which is one of the premier industry credentials among networking professionals. All courses are delivered by a CISCO CCNA certified instructor, using CISCO materials, including hands-on lab exercises to reinforce networking concepts. Students who successfully complete these courses will be better positioned to independently challenge the external CCNA certification exam at a local testing centre.
This is the first in a series of four networking courses using the Cisco Networking Academy Program approved textbook and related web-based materials. This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. 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. Students build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling; performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches and implementing IP addressing schemes. Pre-Requisite: Students should have a good working knowledge of computers. 5 units of credit. $461.52 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 4464 Sep 19-Dec 12, Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:00P
WINDSOR 050 1300 Jan 16-Apr 10, Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:00P
WINDSOR 051 5624 Jan 16-Apr 10, Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:00P
This second in a series of four networking courses uses the Cisco Networking Academy Program approved textbook and related web-based materials. This course describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. By the end of this course, students will be able to recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Basic configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting labs reinforce new concepts, and allow students to model and analyze routing processes that may be difficult to visualize or understand. Pre-Requisite: MIT 146. 5 units of credit. $461.52 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 5174 Sep 20-Dec 8, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
WINDSOR 050 1032 Jan 17-Apr 6, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
This third in a series of four networking courses uses the Cisco Networking Academy Program approved textbook and related web-based materials. In this course, students develop an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the LAN environment for small and large networks. Beginning with a foundational overview of Ethernet, this course provides detailed explanations of LAN switch operation, VLAN implementation, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing, and wireless network operations. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, VTP, and wireless networks. Campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts are introduced. Pre-Requisite: MIT 246. 5 units of credit. $461.52 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 4877 Sep 23-Dec 10, Fri 6:00P-9:00P, Sat 9:00A-12:00P
WINDSOR 050 1124 Jan 20-Apr 8, Fri 6:00P-9:00P, Sat 9:00A-12:00P
JAVA PROGRAMMING I
Throughout this course students will be introduced to the power and flexibility of the Java Programming language that has become popular on the WWW and to create standalone programs that run on computers of any size, through a variety of hands-on exercises. Students will start by completing a number of exercises, intended to refresh and enhance their previous knowledge of program development. This course will then provide an in-depth look at writing Java programming code to create dynamic and interactive computer applications. Pre-requisite: MIT 204 or a strong programming background. 4 units of credit. $346.14 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 5260 Sep 19-Dec 12, Mon, 6:00P-10:30P
MOBILE APP AND WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT
WINDSOR 050 5434 Sep 20-Oct 25, Tue, 6:00P-10:00P
This certificate program provides an introduction to the fast-paced, challenging field of Information Technology. It is an invaluable opportunity for a person wishing to become familiar with the field of computing, covering the foundation skills one needs to become comfortable in the use of computer software, programming, the Internet, Web page creation, and networking.
COMPUTER CONCEPTS/WORD FOR WINDOWS
This course is designed to provide an introduction to computers and the word processing environment. In a hands-on environment, students will be exposed to the basic operation of a computer using Microsoft Word. Emphasis will be placed on configuring Word, document creation, formatting techniques, using Word tools, tables, fields, and object linking and embedding. 3 units of credit. $269.22 Text extra.
CHATHAM 550 4575 Sep 19-Dec 12 , Mon, 6:00P-9:30P
WINDSOR 050 1207 Jan 19-Apr 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING LOGIC
This course is designed to introduce the student to general computer concepts and the programming process. Students will study the fundamental concepts of how computers operate and process instructions. Emphasis is placed on basic programming logic. Using a modern Object Oriented Language & graphics, students will practice the construction of programming algorithms that utilize basic control structures, data structures and functions. 4 units of credit. $384.60 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 5731 Sep 23-Dec 3, Fri, 5:30P-8:30P, Sat, 9:30A-12:30P
WINDSOR 050 1301 Jan 24-Mar 30, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
INTRODUCTION TO SPREADSHEETS USING MS-EXCEL
This course is designed to provide the student with an introductory and intermediate-level hands-on experience using the MS Excel spreadsheet application software to create and enhance a variety of spreadsheets and workbooks of increasing complexity to manipulate data for a variety of uses. Pre-requisite: Students should have a good working knowledge of computers and experience with Windows. 2 units of credit. $192.30 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 5361 Sep 22-Nov 24, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
CHATHAM 550 1320 Jan 16-Mar 27, Mon, 6:00P-9:00P
This course will introduce the student to basic concepts of the Linux and UNIX operating systems. This course will cover the basic commands, file system, file security, utility programs, file processors, users, permissions, text editors and X Windows. Pre-requisite: Students should have a good working knowledge of computers. 4 units of credit. $346.14 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 5145 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-10:30P
SYSTEM CONFIGURATION I
This course is designed to provide the student with the ability to understand and utilize Windows. Through theoretical study and practical application, the student will develop skills required to provide computer support to a Windows environment and other computer operating systems. 4 units of credit. $346.14 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 4541 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-10:30P
SYSTEM CONFIGURATION II
The course will enable the student to install and upgrade computer systems. It is designed to enable the student to understand the capabilities of various equipment and system software, so that he/she will be able to specify equipment purchases and support user needs. Pre-Requisite: MIT 211. 4 units of credit. $346.14 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1229 Jan 17-Apr 4, Tue, 6:00P-10:30P
WORKING WITH GRAPHICS – PHOTOSHOP
This course acquaints the student with various dimensions of the graphic communications process. Employing the powerful tool of Adobe PhotoShop, learners acquire the skill of manipulating, editing, integrating and enhancing a variety of digital images. The course culminates in the development of a portfolio of digitally enhanced images. Pre-requisite: Students should have a good working knowledge of computers and experience in Windows. 4 units of credit. $346.14 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 5322 Sep 21-Dec 7, Wed, 6:00P-10:30P
The Web Development Certificate will help the learner to design, develop and maintain a website; manipulate graphics; write code to enhance the functionality and interactivity of a website and develop a website based on specific criteria. Web server security and administration will be introduced.
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING USING PHP
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a cross-platform scripting language that is particularly well-suited for web development. The Introduction to PHP and MySQL course starts by introducing students to the fundamentals of the PHP language, while writing basic PHP programs. This course focuses on PHP use in conjunction with the MySQL database. During the first half of the course, focus is placed on language syntax and data structures, flow control routines, built-in functions, and best practices. During the second half of the course students will be introduced to MySQL and database integration. Pre-requisite: MIT 212 or WEB 230 or strong HTML skills and some programming background. 4 units of credit. $346.14 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 4692 Sep 21-Dec 7, Wed, 6:00P-10:30P
WINDSOR 050 1003 Jan 19-Apr 6, Thu, 6:00P-10:30P
The student will learn principles of sound web design, planning site layout and navigation. Introduction to HTML5, CSS3, CSS page layout, and optimize for printing using standards-based design that are portable across browsers and devices. Pre-Requisite MIT 140 or WEB 110. 4 units of credit. $346.14 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 4966 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-10:30P
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the techniques that are used to create content for the web. Students will develop a good understanding of HTML with an introduction to CSS. Topics include: Web design considerations, working with text, images, links, navigation, using tables for tabular data, the use of multimedia in web pages, and CSS to control presentation. Pre-requisite: Students should have a good working knowledge of computers and a familiarity with the Internet. Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows as well as file management concepts. 4 units of credit. $346.14 Text extra. Please have the textbook available for the first class.
WINDSOR 050 4373 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-10:30P
WINDSOR 050 1217 Jan 20-Apr 7, Fri, 6:00P-10:30P