District Syllabus
Introduction To Computers In Technology

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 4
Laboratory Fee: $25
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
As the first computer course, this course is designed to provide 
complete coverage on computer basics, including computer hardware 
and components, operating system software, application software, 
networks, and the Internet. The course is organized into three 
modules, and within each module, concepts and features are 
introduced in a logical progression to build on previously learned 
concepts and features. The three tests of the IC3 certification: 
Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online. 
Students will be prepared to take each module exam working towards 
the IC3 certification              
Required Materials: Books:
  • Connie Morrison & Delores Wells. Computer Literacy Basics: A Comprehensive Guide to IC3, 4 ed., Cengage Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 9781133629733
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Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
The student will learn about hardware and software and how they work 
together, the Windows Operating System and customization, key 
applications in use today such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and 
Access. The student will learn the fundamentals of communications 
and the relationship between networks and the Internet. 

Course Learning Outcomes:
Computer Literacy includes
Computers and Computer Systems
Input, Output, and Processing
Computer Protection
Computer Maintenance
Computer-Related Issues
Software and Hardware Interaction
Software Fundamentals
Operating Systems
Windows Management
Operating System Customization
Exploring Microsoft Office 2010
Getting Started with Word Essentials
Editing and Formatting Documents
Shared Documents
Working with Tables
Enhanced Documents
Working with Graphics
Getting Started with Excel Essentials
Organizing and Enhancing Worksheets
Creating Formulas and Charting Data
Getting Started with PowerPoint Essentials
Enhanced Presentations with Multimedia Effects
Getting Started with Access Essentials
Managing and Reporting Database Information
Network Fundamentals
Communication Services
Communications and Collaboration
Using the Internet and the World Wide Web
Web Content
Technology and Society
Computer Safety and Ethics

Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of the student progress towards achieving stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.

Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

Equity Statement: Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender/sex, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its educational programs, activities, or employment. For inquiries regarding Title IX and the College’s nondiscrimination policies, contact the Executive Director of Institutional Diversity and Student Conduct at (850) 484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32504.