Ann Gordon
Moab, Utah

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Gordon Computer, LLC


Computer Literacy -- BCIS 1010

Course Description

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

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, students will be able to:

  1. Use an integrated software package, specifically the applications included in the Microsoft Office suite
  2. Demonstrate marketable skills for enhanced employment opportunities
  3. Describe proper computer techniques for designing and producing various types of documents
  4. Demonstrate the common commands and techniques used in working with the Windows desktop
  5. List the meaning of basic PC acronyms like MHz, MB, KB, HD and RAM
  6. Use WordPad and MSWord to create various types of documents
  7. Create headings and titles with Word Art
  8. Create and format spreadsheets, including the use of mathematical formulas
  9. Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer database functions, including putting, processing, querying and outputting data
  10. Define computer terminology in definition matching quizzes
  11. Use the Windows Paint program to alter graphics
  12. Use a presentation application to create a presentation containing both text and graphics
  13. Copy data from one MS Office application to another application in the suite
  14. Use e-mail and the Internet to send Word and Excel file attachments
  15. Demonstrate how to use the Windows Taskbar and Windows Tooltips
  16. Explain how copyright laws pertain to data and graphics posted on the Internet
  17. Take the college computer competency test after course completion
  18. Follow oral and written directions and complete assignments when working under time limitations

Outcomes Assessment

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.

Student Test

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