Distance Learning - Part-time Courses - Introduction to Computers
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|COMP1122||Computer Keyboarding Skills I
Description: This is a ‘learn to type' course. In this course students will learn keyboarding techniques using various methods. Keyboarding speed and accuracy will be emphasized. Proofreading and editing documents is covered. Research about repetitive stress injury and proper ergonomics will be included. The student should be able to achieve a speed of 25 to 30 net words per minute. (Note: It is to the student's advantage to aim higher than the minimum of 25 nwpm. Most employers require a greater speed). Course software requires Windows Operating System to be installed.
|OLRN1480||Introduction To Computers
Description: This course will familiarize students with the digital world by exploring the hardware and software of their computer system. Students learn to build properly formatted documents using Microsoft Word, spreadsheets, including correctly functioning formulas, using Microsoft Excel, and create commanding presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint while using the cloud to store and access their files. This course will familiarize students with both the hardware and software of their computer system. Students learn to use the most common functions of the Windows operating system including the Windows Explorer program for file management and will be able to identify security risks and protect their computers. This course also reviews networks, internet, and email use.
|OLRN1746||Introduction to Computers II
Description: This will course provide the student with more advanced and related skills in constructing spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel, developing presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint and creating, maintaining and publishing a database using Microsoft Access. Students completing this course will have a well rounded knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
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