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A short course designed to introduce the key concepts of sustainability, what they mean for you, and the action we can all take to create a cleaner, greener, more sustainable NYC.

This course introduces students to topics emphasizing fundamental ideas of mathematics selected from the set theory, logic, Boolean Algebra, induction, graphs, algorithms and combinatorics.

The course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of arithmetic: performing basic operations (addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, and power) with integer numbers, fractions, and decimals; ratios, rates, percents; the basic terms and conversions within Metric System and Customary System and between them; the basic concepts of collecting and organizing data. This course is constituent integral part of course introductory algebra.

The course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of algebra: performing basic operations with real numbers and fractions; translating verbal statements into equations; solving linear equations and inequalities; identifying and combining like terms; performing operations with polynomials; graphing linear equations and solving systems of linear equations; factoring the simple polynomials; performing operations with radicals and roots; applying Pythagorean theorem; solving word problems; applying mathematical modeling.

As a student in this course, you will learn the most important topics of Microsoft Windows 7. You will start with an introduction to Windows 7 and working with Windows programs. From then you will move on to managing files and folders and customizing files and folder management. You will have lessons in securing your computer and exploring the internet as well as communicating over the internet and creating movies and DVDs. You will wrap up the course by getting deeper into Windows 7 – managing shared files using a network and maintaining your computer. The last few lessons will cover backing up and restoring your files as well as managing hardware.

This course focuses on the use of microcomputers in accounting.  Students will learn to create and utilize spreadsheet programs and will be introduced to integrated software packages such as Peachtree and QuickBooks that are in common use in business.

Computer Literacy is intended for a full semester introductory course that includes an introduction to computer concepts. No experience with a computer is assumed, and no mathematics beyond the high school freshman level is required. The objectives of this course are:


  • To provide a concise introduction to computers
  • To present the most up-to-date technology in an ever-changing discipline
  • To teach the fundamentals of computers and computer nomenclature, particularly with respect to personal computers, software, and the web
  • To present strategies for purchasing a desktop computer, notebook computer, smart phone, portable media player, and digital camera
  • To expose students to practical examples of the computer as a useful tool
  • To acquaint students with the proper procedures to use a computer, interact with the web, and create documents, presentations, worksheets, and databases suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use
  • To develop an exercise-oriented approach that allows learning by doing
  • To offer alternative learning techniques and reinforcement via the web>

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the practical application of personal computer (PC) as a business tool. Concepts and examples will be drawn from the applications within Microsoft Office 2010 . Word processing, calculations automation, and charting by means of the spreadsheet software, manipulation/storage of large amounts of data in databases, and presentation tools will be emphasized and practiced by the students. Windows operating systems – Windows 7 will be employed. The course will cover the basics of using browsers to access information on the internet. Developments and trends in the information technology industry, especially as they relate to financial institutions, will be a source of discussion and further student research. Upon completion of this course, the student will have hands-on experience and the ability to use the majority of important features in the Microsoft Office components to make her/his work with information effective. This course includes class lectures, and projects/ assignments for each of the major components within Microsoft Office 2010: Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

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