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. Course Learning Outcomes
Describe the essential components of a computer system.
Develop basic operating system skills.
Use word processing to compose, file, and retrieve documents.
Create spreadsheets and use basic spreadsheets functions.
Create basic presentations.
Use the Internet for e-mail and basic research using the World Wide Web.
Components of a Computer System
Peripheral, Input and Output devices
Operating System Basics
Word Processing Fundamentals Within a Workplace
Functions of a word processor
Composing documents on the computer
Saving and opening files
Correcting errors and moving text
Spreadsheet Fundamentals Within a Workplace
Functions of spreadsheet software
Basics of spreadsheet operations
Formats for computerized data displays
Accuracy in entering and retrieving data
Presentation Graphics Fundamentals Within a Workplace