Computer Applications I

Course Rationale:
There has been a dramatic demand to improve computer literacy of high school students as computers are now playing an increasingly important role in any technology, science, and engineering curriculum.  This course has been developed for students with no previous Microsoft software experience as well as for those already familiar with main ideas in software applications.  The Microsoft software (Microsoft Excel 2010, Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, and Google Sheets, Docs, and Slides) utilized in Computer Applications I is introduced from first principles.  This area of instruction provides content for knowledge and skills required in the technology-based workplace. The demand will continue to expand for students prepared with knowledge of and skills in word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentations, and telecommunications. This training is vital for students planning to enter the workforce or continue training for a career in business. 

Course Description and Objectives:

Computer Applications I provides students the skills to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.  Computer Applications I is an introductory course in computers and information processing.  Areas covered include computer terminology, ethical issues regarding the use of computers and software, Internet literacy, and the systems development cycle.


Upon completion of this course, students will understand how to:

  • Apply input methods of a computer
  • Execute basic computer operations
  • Construct business documents using spreadsheet applications (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets)
  • Construct business documents using word processing applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Google Docs)
  •  Construct business documents using presentation applications (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides)
  • Develop a project-oriented approach that allows learning by doing

Duane Schnabel,
Jun 27, 2017, 12:45 PM
Duane Schnabel,
Jun 27, 2017, 12:45 PM