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 Course Title:   Using Microsoft Windows

 Title Abbreviation:   USING MICROSOFT WINDOWS

 Department:    CIS

 Course #:    145

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    110301

 EPC:    514

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Introduction to the use of Microsoft Windows operating system for home and office. Designed for those with very limited computer experience.



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 Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use the operating system of a microprocessor.
  2. Use the mouse in Microsoft Windows.
  3. Start application programs.
  4. Create and manage documents.
  5. Using Microsoft Windows Explorer.
  6. Understand file management.
  7. Use and create shortcuts.
  8. Use HELP.
  9. Shut down the computer.

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.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

Course Contents

  1. Role of the operating system.
  2. Using the mouse.
  3. Application programs.
  4. Documents.
  5. Microsoft Explorer.
  6. File management.
  7. Creating shortcuts.
  8. The HELP system.
  9. The shut down process.