Delve into the study of computers and basic software proficiency. Computer Concepts will focus on: basic terminology, computer literacy, hardware, operating systems, structured design techniques, overview of the computer industry, and ethics and current issues including virus protection and prevention. The student will have hands-on practice with the Windows operating system and application software such as browsers and e-mail. The Microsoft Office Suite will be taught using Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. This course prepares you for the IC3 exam.
SKILLS NEEDED: Windows basic skills. Awareness of mouse functions and usage. Email proficiency. Keyboarding experience. Basic understanding of files, folders and directories.
Please note: Upon completion of this course, with a grade of B or higher, completed units may be transferred to Palomar College for college credit.