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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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CSA 100 - Computer Literacy

1 Credits, 1.5 Contact Hours
.5 lecture periods 1 lab period

Overview of computer applications and functions. Includes components of a computer system, spreadsheet, database, and word processing use within a workplace. Also includes computer networks for communication and information.

Recommendation: Completion of CSA 089  or basic computer and keyboard skills, completion of REA 091  or satisfactory score on the reading assessment test before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: CSA 100 is a one credit version of CIS 104 /CSA 104 .
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the essential components of a computer system.
  2. Develop basic operating system skills.
  3. Use word processing to compose, file, and retrieve documents.
  4. Create spreadsheets and use basic spreadsheets functions.
  5. Create basic presentations.
  6. Use the Internet for e-mail and basic research using the World Wide Web.

  1. Components of a Computer System
    1. Hardware
    2. Peripheral, Input and Output devices
  2. Operating System Basics
    1. File management
    2. Using windows
    3. Starting applications
  3. Word Processing Fundamentals Within a Workplace
    1. Functions of a word processor
    2. Composing documents on the computer
    3. Saving and opening files
    4. Correcting errors and moving text
  4. Spreadsheet Fundamentals Within a Workplace
    1. Functions of spreadsheet software
    2. Basics of spreadsheet operations
    3. Formats for computerized data displays
    4. Accuracy in entering and retrieving data
  5. Presentation Graphics Fundamentals Within a Workplace
    1. Functions of presentation software
    2. Presentation basic principles
    3. Creating presentations
    4. Saving and opening files
  6. Internet Fundamentals
    1. Using E-mail and online communities
    2. Searching for information
    3. Critical evaluation of Internet information

Effective Term:
Fall 2015

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