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Introduction to Computers I
Course: BPC101AA

First Term: 2014 Spring
Lec + Lab   1 Credit(s)   2 Period(s)   1.7 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Computer software applications for the personal computer, including electronic spreadsheet and word processing, keyboarding review, and a desktop environment.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the characteristics of a desktop environment. (I)
2. Use the basic operating functions to facilitate software applications. (I)
3. Use a typing tutorial program to improve keyboarding skills. (II)
4. Describe the characteristics of a word processing program. (III)
5. Demonstrate how to enter, edit, and print material using a word processing program. (III)
6. Describe the characteristics of a spreadsheet program. (IV)
7. Use a spreadsheet program to enter data and formulas, manipulate data, and print reports. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Desktop Environment
   A. Copy and move files and folders
   B. Delete files and folders
   C. Name and rename files and folders
   D. Create files and folders

II. Improving keyboarding skills
   A. Review of numbers, letters, and symbols
   B. Skill-building drills

III. Word processing programs
   A. Text input
   B. Creating documents
   C. Text editing
   D. Formatting
   E. Saving documents
   F. Printing

IV. Spreadsheet programs
   A. Data input
   B. Entering formulas
   C. Editing data
   D. Report generation
   E. Printing techniques
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 10, 2013

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