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Beginning Computer Concepts

CST 090

Beginning Computer Concepts

CST 090

Course Description

Provides the terminology needed to become familiar with a basic computer, the Windows operating system, the Internet, and office applications. Provides a hands-on setting focusing on basic computer techniques. Designed for those who lack familiarity with computer technology. This course does not count toward graduation. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Use the Windows Operating System as it relates to the Internet.

Objectives:

  • Open and close multiple internet applications.
  • Use the Clipboard to Copy/Cut/Paste text and objects from a Web page.
  • Save, Save As, and print files.

Perform simple e-mail tasks.

Objectives:

  • Receive e-mail messages in a Web-based e-mail application.
  • Send e-mail messages.
  • Reply, Reply All, Forward, Courtesy Copy, and Blind Courtesy Copy messages.
  • Delete e-mail messages.

Perform simple Web activities.

Objectives:

  • Access various Delta College Web pages using links.
  • Access a variety of Web pages given their addresses.
  • Do simple research on the Internet using Search Engines and Web Directories.

Use the Windows Operating System as it relates to application programs.

Objectives:

  • Open and close multiple office applications.
  • Use the clipboard to Copy/Cut/Paste text and objects within a document and from document to document.
  • Save, Save As, and Print files.

Perform basic skills in Word Processing.

Objectives:

  • Define the basic terms used in Word Processing applications.
  • Explore keyboarding techniques.
  • Create new documents.
  • Modify the content of existing documents.
  • Apply simple formatting to documents such as bold, italics, underline, and centering.

Perform basic skills in the use of an Electronic Worksheet.

Objectives:

  • Define the basic terms used in Worksheet applications.
  • Insert numbers and text in an existing Worksheet.
  • Add the numbers in a column.
  • Apply simple formatting to a Worksheet.
  • Create a basic graph.

Perform basic skills in Presentation Graphics.

Objectives:

  • Define the basic terms used in Presentation Graphics applications.
  • Modify an existing presentation.
  • Create a basic presentation using basic slide layouts and a template.
  • Display a slide show.