There are no prerequisites for this course.
There are no corequisites for this course.
||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
- Connie Morrison & Delores Wells. Computer Literacy Basics: A Comprehensive Guide to IC3, 4 ed., Cengage Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 9781133629733
|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
Software and Hardware Interaction
Operating System Customization
Exploring Microsoft Office 2010
Getting Started with Word Essentials
Editing and Formatting Documents
Working with Tables
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
Communications and Collaboration
Using the Internet and the World Wide Web
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.
|| 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.
|| 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.