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 Course Title:   Computer Basics

 Title Abbreviation:   COMPUTER BASICS

 Department:    OFTEC

 Course #:    98

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Introduction to basic computer skills for the novice computer user. Through a hands-on approach, understand common computer terms, develop navigation skills with the keyboard and mouse, manage electronic files, send and receive e-mail, locate information on the World Wide Web, and explore e-learning tools. Provides a foundation for other computer classes requiring these skills.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define common computer terms.
  2. Use a mouse and keyboard to navigate on a computer.
  3. Open and use basic application software (notepad, WordPad, Paint, etc.)
  4. Save files to and retrieve files from storage devices.
  5. Create folders to manage the storage of electronic files.
  6. Move and copy electronic files from one location to another.
  7. Create back-up copies of electronic files.
  8. Set up an e-mail account (for those who don't already have one).
  9. Send, receive, and manage electronic communications.
  10. Send e-mail messages with attachments.
  11. Use Web Browser software to locate information on the World Wide Web.
  12. Use popular search engines to conduct Internet searches.
  13. Use e-learning tools available through a course management system such as Moodle.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Common computer terms.
  2. Mouse and keyboard navigation.
  3. Basic software applications.
  4. File management.
  5. E-mail basics.
  6. Internet and World Wide Web basics.
  7. E-learning tools.