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TS - Technology Systems

TS 100 Keyboarding

Course Description: This course provides mastery of the computer keyboard and the development of good typewriting techniques. It is especially designed to enhance the computer operators facility in entering data.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

1 credits

TS 105 Computers for Human Empowerment

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning Component.

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce the fundamental principles of information technology and explore the use of the computer as a tool for human empowerment. The student will develop an understanding of the computer by learning to write simple computer programs, use the Internet for research and communication, and by learning to use various software applications, including spreadsheets, graphics, database, and communications. Under the direction of the classroom instructor, the students will introduce community students to the use of the personal computer.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

4 credits

TS 105V Computers for Human Empowerment - Learning Community

Course Description: Open to all students. This Learning Community links ENG 110V - Composition with - TS 105 - Computers for Human Empowerment.

4 credits

Corequisites

ENG 110V

TS 106

3 credits

TS 115 Advanced Typewriting and Machine Transcription

This course is designed to develop keyboarding speed and accuracy on straight copy material and simple business documents.

1 credits

Prerequisites

OIS 100 Minimum Grade of D or TS 100 Minimum Grade of D

TS 210A Word Processing Applications

Not open to students who have completed TS 210.

Course Description: Designed to provide introductory, hands-on coverage of a current word processing program, as well as word processing concepts. This course starts with the basic document cycle (create, edit, print) and continues with more advanced editing and formatting techniques. Commonly used business formats for correspondence and reports will be covered.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

2 credits

TS 211A Spreadsheet Applications

Not open to students who have completed TS 211.

Course Description: This course covers the features of spreadsheet programs. Emphasis is placed on using spreadsheets to solve business problems. Topics include good spreadsheet design, creating spreadsheets using analytical functions, automating spreadsheets with macros, creating data tables, using database functions, and graphing.

Course Rotation: TBA.

2 credits

TS 212A Database Applications

Not open to students who have completed TS 212.

Course Description: This course introduces database management concepts for the end user. Students will learn the basics of good database design and database implementation using a current microcomputer database package. Topics include database processing concepts, database design, relational operations, using a forms generator, report generation, and using command files to create complex applications. Hands-on application is emphasized.

Course Rotation: TBA.

2 credits

TS 212B Advanced Database Applications for the Microcomputer

Course Description: This course covers advanced database managements concepts for the end user. Emphasis is placed on good database design and relational operations. Topics include, queries, custom forms and reports, automating tasks with macros, and creating a custom user interface.

Course Rotation: TBA.

2 credits

TS 213A Multimedia and Telecommunication Applications for the Microcomputer

This course provides an introduction to the use of multimedia for enhancing business communications. Topics include, CD-ROM, sound, video, and graphics. Students will prepare computer-based presentations incorporating text, graphics, digitized images, and animation.

2 credits

Prerequisites

OIS 100 Minimum Grade of D or TS 100 Minimum Grade of D

TS 214 Computer Operating Systems

Course Description: This course covers the basic and advanced commands needed to perform common operating system tasks in both a single-user, single-tasking environment, and a multitasking environment. Topics include basic microcomputer hardware concepts as they relate to operating systems, operating system concepts and commands, comparison of operating systems, software installation, and software troubleshooting.

3 credits

Corequisites

CIS 101

TS 271 Internship/Seminar in Technology Systems

Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor is required. Contact Professor Daniels at CDaniels@pace.edu or at 212-346-1446 for further information.

Course Description: This internship is designed to provide the student an experience in hands-on computer applications in an approved on-campus site or an approved off-campus site. Students will meet periodically with the instructor. Compensation may or may not be granted for the internship/practicum.
Course Rotation: TBA.

1 - 6 credits

TS 271A Internship/Seminar in OIS

This internship is designed to provide the student an experience in hands-on computer applications in an approved on-campus or an approved off-campus site. Students will meet periodically with the instructor. Compensation may or may not be granted for the internship/practicum.

1 - 4 credits

TS 313 Multimedia Applications for the Computer

Not open to students who have completed TS 213.

Prerequisite: CIS 101 or equivalent.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide an introduction to Web page creation, using HTML and a popular editor. It also provides an introduction to the use of multimedia to enhance business communications, using a popular presentation graphics program. Topics include HTML, HTML editors, presentation graphics software, designing and delivering effective presentations, sound, video, and graphics. Students will prepare computer-based presentations and Web page incorporating text, clip art, digitized images, animations, sound, and video, using a multimedia presentation program and HTML.

> Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

TS 314 Computer Operating Systems

Course Description This course will provide the theoretical foundation and skills required to install, troubleshoot, maintain, and support operating systems. A thorough survey of personal computer and intermediate server operating systems available today will be provided, including Windows, UNIX, Macintosh, and DOS. Topics include their functional similarities and differences, file management distinctions, installation procedures, printer and other peripheral device management, interoperation with legacy systems, maintenance, backup operations, and troubleshooting methods.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Corequisites

CIS 101

TS 322 End User Information Systems: Designing, Managing, Training

Prerequisite: 6 credits of Technology Systems.

Course Description: Application of theories of adult learning and instructional development to the design, delivery, and evaluation of training for end-user information systems. Topics include needs assessment, instructional design and strategy, implementation management, evaluation and follow-up methods, and evaluation of training strategies.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

TS 331 Technical Writing for the Computer and Communication Technologies

Prerequisite: 6 credits of software application courses.

Course Description: The course focuses on technical writing and communication skills with an emphasis on writing technical instruction and manuals. The perspective of the end-user, writer, proofreader, and editor of technical materials will be taken into consideration. Online collaborative writing will be incorporated into this course.

Course Rotation: TBA.

0 - 4 credits

TS 333 End-User Information Systems: Planning, Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

Prerequisite: 6 credits of Technology Systems courses.

Course Description: This course covers the planning, designing, implementation and evaluation stages of end-user information systems development with particular emphasis upon employee and work group interactions. The ability to define and solve business end-user related systems, especially through ergonomics and feasibility studies, is emphasized. A "systems" mode of thinking covering end-user issues is emphasized throughout the course. In addition to the study of integration of software and hardware into the work environment, attention will be given to specific strategies affecting security issues and help desk responsibilities.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

TS 341 Networking Technologies

New Core: Fulfills 4 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning Component.

Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of wired/wireless networking concepts and hardware. Basic network design models, installation, operating principles, internetworking, and TCP/IP will be discussed. Students will examine network theoretical concepts, protocols, network utilization, software, and scalability. Students will have hands-on labs to support the concepts learned. This course will provide a strong foundation for Network+ Certification. AOK1 students will participate in hands-on activities for non-profit community organizations.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

TS 351 Computer Hardware: Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Prerequisite: 4 credits in Technology Systems. New Core: Fulfills 4 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning Component.

Course Description: This course will introduce the student to basic microcomputer hardware components and will familiarize the student with methods of troubleshooting strategies and repairing computers. Students will examine theoretical concepts underlying hardware functions, preventative maintenance techniques, safety precautions, system procurement, and upgrades. There will also be some discussion of networking and software as it pertains to hardware functionality. This course will provide a basic foundation for the A+ Certification. AOK1 students will assist in hands-on activities for non-profit community organizations.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: Spring.

4 credits

TS 395 Independent Study in Technology Systems

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 - 9 credits

TS 471 Internship in Technology Systems

Prerequisite: Senior standing in TS concentration and application to the TS department. Department approval and additional paperwork required before registering.

Course Description: This internship is designed to provide the senior-level student with a pre-professional experience in end-user computing technologies in an approved on-campus or an approved off-campus site. Students will meet periodically with the instructor to discuss problems and issues relevant to the area of managing microcomputer information systems. Compensation may or may not be granted for the internship/practicum.

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 - 6 credits

TS 550 The Use and Evaluation of Program Packages

Course Description: The student will develop in-depth proficiency with knowledge construction tools such as word processors, databases, spreadsheets, presentation and publication packages as they are integrated into the classroom. The student will also establish a knowledge base of hardware and network concepts. Teachers will develop lessons using these tools.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CS 501 Min Grade C

TS 642 Computer Hardware, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Course Description: This course provides a foundation in computer hardware and networking technologies. Students will learn to install, upgrade, and optimize computer operating systems and hardware components and use diagnostic software. They will be introduced to networking technologies for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet. Students will learn to identify the different media used in network communications; distinguish between them and determine how to use them to connect servers and workstations in a network. Students will also learn to differentiate between the networking standards, protocols and access methods; recognize the primary network architectures; identify their major characteristics; and determine which would be most appropriate. Students will use Windows 2000 and Windows NT Workstation as network client operating systems and Windows NT Server as the server operating system.

3 credits

TS 643 Networking Technologies

Course Description: Students will design, implement and test network operating systems in homogenous and mixed network environments and will be introduced to advanced TCP/IP configuration. Advanced network security measures such as smart cards, EFS, proxy services and firewalls and advanced network troubleshooting techniques and methodologies will also be covered.

3 credits

Prerequisites

TS 550 Minimum Grade of C

TS 650 Emerging Learning Technologies

Course Description: This course is a basic introduction to the use of new technologies in the classroom. As an example, the course will deal with SmartPhones, and SmartRobots and other new technologies as they emerge. Students will learn how to utilize and implement these new technologies and their associated tools to engage and differentiate for their students. For example, students will explore the use of SmartPhones and their apps in the use of emerging their students and having their students develop as autonomous learners and will learn the basics of robotics in order to integrate robotics into existing curricula in ways that engage and deepen understanding.

Course Rotation: NY:PLV;Spring

3 credits

TS 652 Using the Internet as an Instructional Tool

Course Description: The student will learn to understand the use and value of the Internet as a teaching resource. Students will examine sites that are important to all educators, use search tools to find sites to enhance their own curricular goals, evaluate the quality of online resources, explore the Internet as a communications tool, understand techniques used in educational sites, analyze online lessons and projects, and evaluate their uses in instruction. Students will learn the process of creating a technology-rich lesson, creating Web pages containing standards-based lessons and activities and instruments with which to assess them. Student-created lessons will be posed to the Pace Web site.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for TS 652 ( Course : TS 550 . Minimum Grade of C. )

TS 653 Web Authoring and Digital Media

Course Description: This course is designed to provide an introduction to the Internet, Web page creation and video editing using XHTML, a popular HTML editor, a graphics program, a Web authoring program, and a video editing program. Topics include HTML, XHTML, CSS, HTML editors, Web graphics and sound, Web page design concepts, and video creation, editing, and publishing. Students will prepare Web pages that incorporate text, digitized images, and sound, and moves by combining pictures, video clips, and sounds.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for TS 653 ( Course : TS 550 . Minimum Grade of C. )

TS 654 Designing Standards-Based, Technology-Enhanced Curricula

Course Description: Using the techniques and experiences gained in the previous courses, the student will create a variety of curriculum resources, including lessons, units, class web pages, thematic units, web quests and virtual tours that are enhanced by the Internet and a number of other technology resources. Students will augment their learning with extensive peer review and evaluation of work in development, and will be introduced to online resources that will help them continue to expand their knowledge. Students will explore classroom management issues that relate to technology and will learn to evaluate technology use in the connected classroom. Student-created curricula will be posted to the Pace web site.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for TS 654 ( Course : TS 652 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : TS 653 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : TCH 602 . Minimum Grade of C. )

TS 660B Special Topics: Instructional Design and Training

Course Description: This course introduces students to organizational training and development as it applies specifically to end-user information systems (EUIS). Students acquire training skills that are grounded in theories of adult learning and instructional development. Topics include needs assessment, instruction design strategy, implementation management, evaluation, and follow-up strategies, along with appraisal of training techniques. Additional topics include the discussion of various learning styles and matching these styles to a variety of training strategies. Students will gain practical experience as they design and deliver short training sessions in class. Class feedback will be provided and students will experience how feedback (immediate evaluation) can be used as a developmental tool for improving training design and delivery.

3 credits

TS 671 Internship in Educational Technology

Course Description: This internship requires 50 hours of field experiences and an 8-week practica, distributed throughout a K-12 setting. During this experience, candidates will assume increasing responsibility in creating technology-rich curriculum for the K-12 classroom setting.

3 credits