Computer Literacy > Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, a student
should be able to perform the following computer concepts tasks and software
- Explain what a computer is and how it works.
- Describe basic computer categories, components
and concepts (sizes, central processing unit, memory, input\output, and data
- Describe types of computer software (operating
systems, utilities, programming languages and, applications) their uses and
- Explain the impact (benefits and limitations)
of computer technology and information systems on modern society.
- Explain data security risks and computer viruses.
- Describe basic hardware, software, and computer
work environment risk management strategies.
- Explain general data communications concepts
and the basic principles of connectivity.
- Describe the structure of the Internet.
- Locate online resources on the World Wide Web.
Software Skills Topics:
Microsoft Windows Operating
- Use the Taskbar and Desktop icons to access
- Format a 3½“ "floppy" disk.
- Scan disks for viruses.
- List folders and files on any disk drive attached
to a PC or LAN, including filenames, filetypes, file sizes, file creation/modification
dates, and attributes.
- Examine the properties of a file, a folder,
and a disk.
- Open a file from the Windows Explorer or My
- Open application programs from the Start menu.
- Copy and move contiguous as well as non-contiguous
files and folders from one disk to another and from one folder to another.
- Close an application or end a process.
- Find a file or specific text using Start |
- Delete files and folders.
Microsoft Word Skills:
- Open, save, print and close Word files. Enter
text using word wrap; edit text efficiently.
- Enter text using word wrap; edit text efficiently.
- Select text; use cut, copy, and paste; use
bold, italics, and underline.
- Change font type, size, and color.
- Change page margins, line spacing, indentation,
alignment, and styles.
- Insert headers, footers, and page numbers.
- Create, move, and delete footnotes.
- Save a file under new filename, in a different
location, or in a different format.
Microsoft Excel Skills:
- Open, save, print, and close Excel files.
- Identify and describe the basic components of a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet: title bar, menu bar, toolbars, formula bar, status bar, work area, rows, columns, cells, operating modes, values, labels and, formulas.
- Enter labels, values, and formulas into a spreadsheet.
- Select cells: use cut, copy, and paste; use bold, italics, and underline.
- Select columns and rows; change width and height size.
- Implement common spreadsheet functions such as sum, average, max, and min.
- Demonstrate the use of an Excel spreadsheet to answer "What if" questions.
- Create and print charts in the three basic chart types (line, bar, and pie).
- Save a file under a new filename, in a different location, or in a different format.
Printable "Word" Document