Sail(Introduction to Computing)_

Students learn what computing is and what role it plays as well as the concepts, techniques, skills and tools needed for operating and managing computers in both, personal and enterprise environments.

Course Description:

In this course, students gain hands-on experience solving real world problems by completing projects in the areas of operating systems management, data handling, networking, cloud computing, and software development. It is our goal that students develop foundational knowledge and skills needed to become an IT professional. Students will be able to identify the role computing plays in a modern society in areas such as data analysis, automation, or Internet of Things (IoT). Topics include computing devices, operating systems, data representation, filesystems, networking, Internet, cloud services, Cybersecurity, database systems, computer programming and troubleshooting.




8 weeks per quarter

15 weeks per semester

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Learning Objectives

Students who complete the Introduction to Computing course should be able to:

  • Identify and suggest appropriate computing devices and operating systems for various workloads and use cases.
  • Process data stored in various binary or text file formats, load, access, and update data in enterprise database systems.
  • Recognize and configure different networking devices for local network and internet connection, and provision and access resources in the cloud.
  • Implement measures to secure networked computing devices and troubleshoot malfunctioning systems.