Course Descriptions

Computer Operations


BCS 205
Personal Computer Operations I
3 credits

This course is a basic introduction to computer hardware and software, with major emphasis placed on computer utilization. It utilizes the use of Windows-based operating systems and Corel-based word processing, computer presentations, and spreadsheet software. Students are introduced to some historical aspects of computerization as well as the current environment. Students will also receive an introduction to “Blackboard,” Wilmington University’s online learning platform. Students who have completed BCS 206 or BCS 210 should not register for BCS 205.


BCS 206
Computer Applications for Business
3 credits

This course provides a hands-on introduction to personal computers and their use in meeting a wide variety of business needs. It explains how to use a computer, the care and handling of storage media, and the use of peripheral devices. It emphasizes the use of Windows-based operating systems and Microsoft Office-based word processing, computer presentations, and spreadsheet software. Students will also receive an introduction to “Blackboard,” Wilmington University’s online learning platform. Students who have completed BCS 205 or BCS 210 should not register for BCS 206.


BCS 210
Computer Science
3 credits

This course - for College of Technology students only - introduces both the theory and application of modern day computing and how market forces have influenced developments. It compares the Macintosh platform with the PC platform and looks at file preparations, file management, storage, and retrieval on both. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of the Macintosh platform in the design world so students are prepared for courses in the College of Technology, where the main tool is the Macintosh platform running applications such as Desktop publishing, digital image manipulation, web page design, and video editing software. Students who have completed BCS 205 or BCS 206 should not register for BCS 210.


BCS 305
PC Operations II
3 credits

This course is an advanced, hands-on course focused on understanding the concepts of databases - how to create them and how to use them. The instruction is divided into two phases. The first is directed toward learning how to use database management software to assimilate and manipulate data. The second phase will be centered on the methodology for inputting and reporting the information in the most coherent way. The entire course will be guided by the use of good Systems Analysis techniques.


BCS 307
Computer Presentations
3 credits

This is an advanced, hands-on course designed to master skills in using the computer to assist in making oral presentations. Emphasis is placed on creating presentations using PowerPoint in conjunction with multimedia equipment (CD/DVD, and scanner).

Prerequisite(s): BCS 205 or BCS 206 or BCS 210 or demonstrated computer proficiency.