CST 102 - Computer Skills and Literacy
This course will help develop computer skills to enable a student to be successful in college (Super Useful Computer Concepts Every Student Seeks). Topics include use of BCC Computer System, development of professional papers using Microsoft Word, creation of presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint, searching for and validating information found on the Internet, maintenance of computer files, maintenance of a Computer System, learning styles and time management.
1 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Explain the 150% Rule and "attempted credits".
2. Use professional Time Management techniques to balance school, work, and personal demands.
3. List and demonstrate the steps necessary to maintain a personal PC.
4. Use Outlook to send/receive e-mails with attachments.
5. Explain the use of Learning Management Systems for on-line course presentation.
6. Use Word to create/edit/save professional outlines and research papers.
7. Use PowerPoint to create/edit/save unique, creative, educational and entertaining presentations.
8. Use Excel to create an expense budget.
9. List and demonstrate the usefulness of career assessments (Strong's, Myers-Briggs, Colors).
10. List and demonstrate Learning Styles/Differentiated Learning and their specific "style".
11. Use Library resources to research and develop college-level research papers.
12. List and demonstrate academically reviewed/authorized search engines.
13. Properly cite sources using both MLA and APA citation formats.
14. Create both a hardcopy and e-format resume.
15. List and demonstrate the use of Publisher for creating a composite business presence.
16. List and demonstrate the use of Visio for creating industry-standards' layouts and designs.
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