The following list contains all courses offered in the various CLOUT Programs. These are general descriptions. Detailed information on each course will be provided in a course outline as the student begins a course in a particular program.
Academic Support Seminar. This seminar provides students with the necessary tools to enhance their reading, thinking, grammar, writing, research, and speech skills. Support is given in coordination with work required for specific credit bearing courses.
Computers for Human Empowerment. This course is designed to introduce participants to the fundamental principles of information technology and to explore the use of computers as a tool for human empowerment.
Database Applications for the Microcomputer. This course covers database management concepts for the end user. Students will learn database design and database implementation using a current microcomputer database package. Topics include database processing concepts, database design, and relational operations.
Developing Web Sites. This course teaches participants how to create advanced HTML Web pages that utilize tables, frames, interactive forms, and client-side image maps.
Development of Mathematics. This course focuses on nature and the historical development of mathematics along with its impact on society using elementary applications. Selected topics may include problem solving with sets, logic, probability and expectation.
Electronic Keyboard Mastery. This course is designed to develop keyboarding speed and accuracy on straight copy material and simple business documents.
Employment Seminar. This seminar presents selected topics in professional development. Topics such as communication issues, conflict resolution, team building, and job search strategies, are integrated with contemporary office skills and computer applications.
End-User Information Systems: Planning & Design. This course covers the planning stages of end-user information systems development with particular emphasis upon employee and work group interactions.
English I. This course instructs students in the composition of both expository and argumentative essays. Students learn the organizational and theoretical skills essential to successful academic writing.
English II. This course teaches the composition of the critical essay. Using examples of short stories, poems, and plays, students learn to write about the themes and forms of literature.
General Psychology I. This course provides an introduction to the science and profession of psychology, including coverage of human development, personality theory and research, social psychology, motivation, perception, and related topics.
Internship Seminar and 280 Hours of Internship. This internship is designed to provide the student with an experience in hands-on computer applications. Students will meet weekly with the instructor to process the internship experience.
Keyboarding. This course provides mastery of the computer keyboard and the development of good typewriting techniques. It is especially designed to enhance the computer operator’s facility in entering data.
Masters of Literature II. This course provides analysis and discussion of selected literary works, with some critical writing. Various objectives are accomplished including the development of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills.
Microcomputer Hardware: Troubleshooting and Maintenance. This course is designed to introduce the IBM PC/PC compatible hardware and provide a strong foundation for maintenance and troubleshooting.
Multimedia and Telecommunications Applications for the Microcomputer. This course provides an introduction to the use of multimedia for enhancing local and global business communications. Topics include CD-ROM, sound, video, and graphics. Students will prepare computer-based presentations incorporating text, graphics, digitized images, and animation suitable for the Internet.
Networking Technologies. This course provides an overview of local area networks. Topics include basic communication concepts, network basics, LAN characteristics, and LAN components.
Special Topics in End-User Information Systems: Business Communications. Students will study composing practical business correspondence and report writing along with the study of structure, style, and mechanics. The use of E-mail and other electronic communication devices are discussed.
Special Topics in End-User Information Systems: Office Administration. A study of the electronic office is pursued with emphasis given to the development of efficient work habits. Topics include time management, maintaining business correspondence, calendar management, meeting and travel planning, and records management.
Introduction to Computing. This course provides students with guided hands-on exercises with a variety of computer-based tools through two hours of structured computer lab. Students will complete projects in problem solving, programming, and spreadsheets.
Speech Communication I. A skills approach is used to learn the fundamentals of speech communication. Various aspects of verbal and nonverbal communication will be covered.
Speech Communication II. Principles of effective speaking and listening are covered in this course. Students prepare and deliver original presentations to inform and persuade the listener. At least one presentation is videotaped.
Spreadsheet Applications for the Microcomputer. This course an in depth coverage of the features of spreadsheet programs. Topics include designing spreadsheets, using analytical functions, automating spreadsheets with macros, and graphing.
The American Experience. This course explores various aspects of American history by focusing on specific themes such as The Early American Legacy, Changing Roles of Women, and the City and the Workplace.
Word Processing Applications for the Microcomputer. Designed to provide in-depth, 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.