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    College of the Ozarks
  Feb 25, 2018
2017-2018 College Catalog

CSC 253 - Informatics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: two years high school algebra, or must be in or have had MAT 013  or higher. An overview of modern computer systems including hardware, software, processing and Input/Output; this course integrates nursing, computers, and information science to support nursing practice and research, focusing on the development of information management skills useful in the delivery of professional nursing care. The course will provide an introduction to personal computers, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation software, data communications, computer networking, and Internet utilization. Additionally, effective database searching techniques using the Internet and other database search engines are covered as well as computer security, privacy, ethics and, problem solving techniques. This course includes the course competencies of CSC 113 ; therefore, students cannot take both CSC 113  and CSC 253. It will not count towards a major or minor in CS or CIS. Fall