Aim and Objectives of the Course
The goal of a basic computer literacy course is to equip students with basic computer skills. Students who have very little experience with computers can learn the basics in this class. The goal of this course is to illustrate how important computers are in modern society and their value in solving problems. Fundamental operations and functions of the computer will be covered. Specific topics include the use of software applications, the Internet, basic computer functions and the proper identification of computer hardware components.
Duration: 3 Months
Typing is a key component of computing. Many job hunters lack adequate keyboarding skills. This course enables students to learn the basics of touch-typing by using a computer program, such as FasType for Windows. Students who already know touch-typing will use a typing program to improve their speed and accuracy.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office is extremely important when searching for a new job. Many employers expect job seekers to have a basic understanding of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This class typically covers the basics of how to set up a document, use a spreadsheet and create a presentation.
Students enrolled in this course will learn how to successfully navigate the Internet. Some of the topics include cloud computing, advanced search techniques, travel planning, social networking, blogging, bookmarking and how to defend against various types of malware, such as viruses and worms.