The goal of this course is to equip students with basic computer skills. Additional advanced courses may be taken to strengthen knowledge in a particular area. The descriptions below highlight the curriculum of this course.
To become acquainted with your computer there are certain basic skills to be mastered. While these skills might seem obvious at first, the fact is that many people never take the time to learn these very important basics. By studying them now, you will both save time later and also improve your daily computer productivity.
Students who have very little experience with computers can learn the basics in this course. 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.
Students enrolled in this course will learn how to successfully navigate the Internet. Some of the topics include advanced search techniques, social networking, blogging, bookmarking and how to defend against various types of malware, such as viruses and worms.