Course Description –
Via weekly hands-on activities students will acquire an understanding of computer technology, computer terminology, and the use of computers as productivity tools. Students will be able to use a computer to produce a spreadsheet, various types of graphs, and a written document. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical uses of computers as tools in our society.
Required Course Resources –
- Required Textbook: Microsoft Office 2010 Introductory, Shelly and Vermaat., Course
- ISBN: 13: 978-1-4390-7838-9.
- Required Hardware: PC or MAC computer with Windows 7 operating system.
- Required Software: Office 2010 (containg Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Reader
- Materials: Each student need to have a jump (flash) drive to backup his/her work. I do not accept any excuses for not submitting assignments because of a bad or lost jump drive.
Course Objectives –
- Students will be able to identify and name major computer components
- Students will be able to differentiate between system software and application software
- Students will be able to explain why society demands computers be used ethically and legally
- Students will be able to properly use Internet to retrieve information
- Students will be able to operate a computer using Windows based operating systems
- Students will be able to create, delete, rename, copy, and save files and folders
- Students will be able to use word processing software to create document such as flyers, research papers, and resumes
- Students will be able to use spreadsheet software to create worksheets for solving business problems.
- Students will be able to use database management systems to create databases to store and manipulate data
- Students will be able to use presentation software to create professional presentations
Course Learning Outcomes –
- Students will be able to define computer terminologies, acronyms, and components. In addition, they will be aware of legal and ethical issues regarding computer applications in society (Objectives 1 – 3)
- Students will be able to operate a computer and utilize application software systems properly (Objectives 4 – 10)