Online Computer Information Management Program Curriculum

The online Computer Information Management program includes a combination of fundamental courses and career-focused electives. Each college-level course is developed with the input of professionals to ensure you learn practical skills to help you succeed in the real world.

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Required Courses

K01 - Windows Operating Systems  

This course provides a full exploration of how Microsoft Windows affects the PC desktop and works with files, disks, data, and applications. Topics include personalizing your computer, printers and hardware devices, the Internet and networking, network security, and troubleshooting techniques.
Credit Hours: 3


K02 - MS Office Applications I  

This course is designed to help the student get started in the world of computing. Students will learn about similarities among Office applications and will focus on Word and Excel, the word processing and spreadsheet programs included in Microsoft Office.
Credit Hours: 3

K03 - MS Office Applications II  

In this course, students will focus on Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook, which respectively are the database, presentation, and e-mail/scheduling programs included in Microsoft Office. PowerPoint is a graphics and audio-visual application and is the most visual and creative of the Microsoft applications. Access is a database system for retaining and using essential information, and Outlook is an e-mail program used for sending and receiving messages.
Credit Hours: 3

K04 - Computer Hardware Management  

This is the first of two courses designed to train students in the personal computer maintenance skills tested by the A+ certification exam. Students will study the characteristics of motherboards, memory, drives, and other components, and learn basic troubleshooting techniques. The course will not only provide the information necessary to pass the certification test, but give you the confidence to work on and troubleshoot your own computer.
Credit Hours: 3

K05 - Computer Software Management  

This course provides instruction for installing, maintaining, and servicing IBM-compatible personal computers. The Windows operating system is discussed at length, as are networks and the protocols and hardware that allow it all to work together. Other topics include tools and computer based commands that can assist in troubleshooting basic network problems, how to address software related computer problems, and wireless technology.
Credit Hours: 3

K06 - Local Area Networks  

The course opens with discussion of the OSI model as a guideline to building a network. The course continues with discussion of installing a physical network, TCP/IP applications, networking devices, network cabling and topology, Ethernet basics, configuring firewall rules, solving connectivity issues, and how to install and configure a router successfully.
Credit Hours: 3

K09 - Web Site Design  

This course provides an introduction to the effective use of web page design principles, the basics of HTML coding, website strategies, how to maintain web pages, creating an online brand, e-commerce, and the online customer.
Credit Hours: 3

K10 - Programming in JavaScript  

This course is an introduction to the process of adding interactivity to web pages using JavaScript. Projects give students hands-on opportunities to practice what they are learning.
Credit Hours: 3

K11 - Database Processing  

This is an introduction to the design and development of databases, using data modeling tools, normalization, structured query language (SQL), database application design, and Internet technology.
Credit Hours: 3

K12 - Systems Analysis and Design  

This is an examination of the computer systems development environment, from planning and selecting the systems through implementation and operation. Students also learn how to determine and structure system requirements, design the human interface, and design the database.
Credit Hours: 3

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Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Certificate programs provide students the opportunity to earn college credits in a specific discipline without enrolling in a degree program. Students complete 5 courses of 3 credit hours each in both required and elective subjects. Graduates may apply credit toward a corresponding associate at Ashworth College.

The Ashworth College online Computer Information Management program includes self-paced lessons, instructor guidance and online exams that make learning enjoyable. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online.