Computer Literacy -- BCIS 1010
This course uses the Microsoft Office suite to teach
students computer basics, including Windows, word processing,
spreadsheets, data processing, graphics, Internet, and e-mail. Students learn how to use
all of the applications in the MS Office suite and how to transfer data from one application to another. After course completion, students
will be able to use these programs for business and personal use.
Successful completion of the Computer Literacy course is required for graduation from CEU.
At the end of the course, students are offered the opportunity to take the college Computer Literacy exam, which is in addition to any other tests given for the course.
Students must pass the college exam with a score of 80% or better.
If not, students must retake the exam or repeat the class in order to graduate.
Credit: 3 semester hours | Prerequisite: None
After taking this course, students will be able to:
- Use an integrated software
package, specifically the applications included in
the Microsoft Office suite
- Demonstrate marketable skills for enhanced employment opportunities
- Describe proper computer techniques for designing and producing various
types of documents
- Demonstrate the common commands and techniques used in working with the
- List the meaning of basic PC acronyms like MHz, MB, KB, HD and RAM
- Use WordPad and MSWord to create various types of documents
- Create headings and titles with Word Art
- Create and format spreadsheets, including the use of mathematical
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer database functions, including putting,
processing, querying and outputting data
- Define computer terminology in definition
- Use the Windows Paint program to alter graphics
- Use a presentation application to create a presentation containing both text and graphics
- Copy data from one MS Office application to another application in the suite
- Use e-mail and the Internet
to send Word and Excel file attachments
- Demonstrate how to use the Windows Taskbar and Windows Tooltips
- Explain how copyright laws pertain to data and graphics posted on the
- Take the college computer competency test after course
- Follow oral and written directions and complete assignments when working
under time limitations
Students must demonstrate skills and knowledge by completing
several assignments in each of the applications covered. Students will
send and receive e-mail messages, create Word and Excel documents as directed,
create a simple table in Access, and create two PowerPoint presentations.
Students are expected to submit assignments on time, answer test questions,
and hand in answers to textbook Quick Checks. When students can successfully complete
assignments within a given time frame, they will have learned the concepts.
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