Computer Application Course Outline (1.0 Credit)

This course will help students learn essential computer applications and Internet technology skills for personal, academic, and professional success. Students will effectively use a current Windows operating system and appropriate file management resources; develop and refine keyboarding skills on computers for speed and accuracy; apply word processing and desktop publishing functions to create, edit, manipulate, format, cite resources, print, and store common personal and business documents; apply spreadsheet functions to solve financial, mathematical, and statistical problems in business; create and edit charts and graphs to interpret spreadsheet data; design and create databases to extract, sort, calculate, and report business data; design, create, and execute an artistic and professional PowerPoint presentation which includes appropriate text formatting, graphics, animation, and public speaking skills, and use the Internet in an ethical manner to research, communicate, collaborate, and efficiently retrieve information.

This Online Elective Course features an employment unit designed to help students explore their career interests, set career goals, analyze and develop their workplace skills, complete online employment applications, develop interviewing techniques, prepare resumes and other employment documents useful in assembling a career portfolio. Many other hands-on projects integrating multiple office applications are also highlighted within the curriculum.

1- Introduction
1- Introduction
2- Understanding Plagiarism
3- Course Description
4- Course Links
5- MLA Formatting MSWord 2007
6- MLA Documentation updates
7- MLA Citation
8- MLA Incorporating Sources

2- Computer Basics
1- Introduction
2- What is a Computer?
3- Descriptions
4- Descriptions II
Essay: Computers Then and Now

3- Application’s Overview
1- Introduction
2- Word Processing
3- Word Processing Continued
4- Desktop Publishing
5- Spreadsheet
6- Database
7- Types of Databases
8- Queries
9- Graphics
10- Presentations
11- Features
12- Communications
13- Browser
14- Web Pages
15- E-Mail
16- Project Management
Quiz: Quiz Chapters 2 & 3

4- Windows
1- Working with Windows
2- The Window
3- Window Parts
4- Toolbar
5- Document Toolbar
6- Mouse
7- Pointer Shapes
8- Startup
9- Shut Down
10- Choose Correct Command
11- Control Mouse
12- Click and Drag
13- Mouse Properties
14- Double-Click
15- Control the Window
16- Move the Window
17- Change Window Size
18- Windows Basics
19- Context Menus
20- Dialog Boxes
21- Dialogs: Date/Time
22- Display Properties
23- Screensaver
24- Appearance
25- Windows Help
26- Help Tools
27- Find/Search
28- Summary
Quiz: Quiz Chapter 4
Worksheet: Review Questions

5- Word Processing
1- Objectives
2- Removable Storage
3- Word Processing Programs
4- Basic Skills
5- Multiple Documents
6- Document Views
7- Normal View
8- Master Document
9- Full Screen
10- Navigating Documents
11- Keys
12- Managing Toolbars
13- Standard Toolbar
14- Standard Cont’d
15- Standard Cont’d
16- Formatting Bar
17- Formatting Bar
18- Fonts
19- Status Bar
20- Ruler
21- Task Pane
22- Sample Panes
23- Search Panes
24- Managing Panes
25- Smart Tags
26- Custom Smart Tags
27- Open Word
28- Open Word
29- MS Office
30- Word Settings
31- Window Display
32- Help Topics
33- Auto Format
34- Dialog – AutoCorrect
35- Auto Correct

6- Word Processing: Formatting
1- Intro to Word Video
2- Word Instructional Videos
3- Word Formatting Documents Videos
4- Formatting
5- Design Tips
6- Default Styles
7- Format Lines
8- Select a Line
9- Format Lines
10- Multiple Lines
11- Format Words
12- Format Painter
13- Existing Document
14- Spaces
15- Shading
16- Borders
Handout: Formatting Exercise
Handout: Grand Opening Flyer Assignment
Handout: Practice Handout- Orientation
Handout: Practice Handout- Handbook
Worksheet: Review Questions
Assignment: Formatting Exercise
Assignment: Grand Opening Flyer Assignment

7- Word Processing: Auto Tools
1- Objectives
2- Add Text
3- Insert Text
4- Delete Text
5- Modify Text
6- Move Text
7- Formatting
8- Bullets
9- Margins & Breaks
10- Section Break
11- Change Margins
12- Modify Bullets
13- Columns
14- Create Columns
15- Final Edit & Print
Handout: Tax Business Flyer
Assignment: Correct & Format Ex.

8- Word Processing: Images
1- Images
2- Microsoft
3- Clip Gallery
4- Clip Art
5- Resize Image
6- Fit to One Page
7- Header/Footer
8- Create Header
9- Spell Check
10- Grammar Check
11- Status Bar
12- Review: Spelling
13- Page Setup
14- Print Preview
15- Footer Preview
16- Verify Formatting
17- Printer Settings
18- Printer Properties
19- Print
20- Printing Process
21- Printer Window
22- Summary
Handout: Images
Handout: Wording
Quiz: Quiz
Assignment: Images Exercise

9- Word Processing: Brochures
1- Objectives
2- Create & Link
3- Size Textbox
4- Link Text Boxes
5- Is it Linked?
6- What is Linked?
7- Break Link
8- Format Text Boxes
9- Change Auto shape
10- Brochure
11- Two-Sided Document
12- Document as Template
13- Remove Temporary Text
14- Paragraph Dialog
15- Spacing
16- Cover Panel
17- Bottom Border
18- Add Picture
19- Brochure Back
20- Format Text Box
21- Character Spacing
22- Kerning
23- Brochure Styles
24- Style Text Boxes
25- Style Normal
26- Apply Styles
27- Modify a Style
28- Insert Border around Image
29- Summary/Glossary of Terms
Handout: Brochure Instructions
Handout: Group
Handout: Bergman Ave. Picture
Handout: Moose Creek Picture
Handout: Rim Way Picture
Handout: CB Cropped Picture
Handout: Logo
Handout: Moose Way Picture
Handout: Organizations Brochure
Assignment: Brochure Assignment
Quiz: Quiz Chapter 11
Assignment: Organizations Brochure

10- Desktop Publishing
1- Desktop Publishing Videos
Handout: Publisher Review Questions
Assignment: Cantina Flyer
Assignment: Review Questions
Assignment: BBQ Flyer Assignment
Assignment: Birthday Card

11- Speadsheet Software
1- Intro to Excel
2- How to Use Excel
3- College Project Intro
4- Research Help Videos
5- Speadsheet Sheet 1 Help Video
6- Spreadsheet Sheet 2 Help Video
7- Submitting Final Assignment
Handout: Excel Review Questions
Handout: Franklin Tours
Handout: Tour Prices
Handout: Tours
Handout: College Budget Coversheet
Handout: College Budget Part 1 Instructions
Handout: College Budget Part 2 Instructions
Handout: College Budget Part 3 Instructions
Handout: College Budget Research Help Form
Handout: College Budget Spreadsheet
Assignment: Excel Review Questions
Assignment: Franklin Tours Assignment

12- Presentation Software
1- Intro to PowerPoint Video
2- Advanced Presentation Skills
Handout: All About Me Instructions
Assignment: All About Me PowerPoint

13- Computer Ethics
1- Email Ethics
2- Cyber Ethics
Handout: Email Etiquette
Handout: Cyber Ethics
Handout: Cyber Ethics Assignment
Assignment: Cyber Ethics Assignment

14- Glossary of Terms
1- Glossary A-C
2- Glossary – D-F
3- Glossary G-M
4- Glossary N-P
5- Glossary R-S
6- Glossary T-Z

15- Course Survey
1- Course Survey
Handout: Course Survey
Assignment: Course Survey