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Computer Literacy for Musicians
Course: MTC180

First Term: 2019 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   4.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Instruction in basic computer literacy, including generic applications and music-specific programs with hands-on experience. Ability to read music notation required.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Create informative, accurate and visually interesting posters, fliers, and mailings for a music program. (I, III)
2. Accurately track music budgets using a spreadsheet. (II)
3. Catalog personal music, sound recordings, and sheet music in a database. (IV)
4. Create and edit music notation. (V)
5. Create and edit a song using music sequence software. (VI)
6. Review and evaluate utility of software for music instruction. (VII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Word processing basics
   A. Creating a document
   B. Menus
   C. Formatting
   D. Typing and editing text
   E. Working with columns, and page and column breaks
   F. Changing paragraph formats
   G. Changing font, size, or style
   H. Using dictionary and thesaurus
II. Spreadsheet basics
   A. Utility of spreadsheets
   B. Spreadsheet menus
   C. Rows and columns
   D. Formatting cells and spreadsheet documents
   E. Writing a formula
III. Paint/drawing basics
   A. Menus
   B. Formatting a document
   C. Drawing and painting tools
   D. Selecting and deselecting objects
   E. Duplicating and deleting objects
   F. Changing an object`s size and shape
   G. Flipping and rotating objects
   H. Arranging objects
   I. Brush and spray can
   J. Adding text
IV. Databases
   A. Utility of databases
   B. Menus
   C. Creating and editing fields
   D. Sorting records
   E. Creating and editing layouts
V. Music notation program
   A. Menus
   B. Notation palette
   C. Creating a document
   D. Entering data
   E. Editing music
   F. Lyrics
   G. Page setup
   H. Extracting and editing parts
   I. Printing score and parts
VI. Music sequence program
   A. Menus
   B. Sequence palette
   C. Creating a document
   D. Entering data
   E. Editing sequence
VII. Educational software
   A. Theory
      1. Written theory
      2. Ear training
   B. Music history
   C. Educational methods software
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 26, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.