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ICS 101: Digital Tools for the Information World (3 credits)

Course Description

Hands-on computer class with emphasis on producing professional-level documents, spreadsheets, presentations, database, and web pages for problem solving. Includes concepts, terminology, and a contemporary operating system. (3 hours lecture)

Recommended Preparation: High School algebra.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Utilize the appropriate computer applications to produce professional-level documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and web pages for effective communication (major content area).
  • Produce documents in a variety of formats.
  • Create, edit, and format electronic spreadsheets using formulas, functions, and charts.
  • Utilize a database with queries and reports that display required data.
  • Create and organize a variety of electronic slides using templates, background styles, graphics, photos, and animation effects.
  • Create web pages that contain hyperlinks and images that are suitable for publication).
  • Utilize operating system interfaces to manage computer resources effectively.
  • Extract and synthesize information from available Internet resources using intelligent search and discrimination.
  • Define, explain, and demonstrate proper computer terminology usage in areas such as hardware, software, and communications to effectively interact with other computer users and to prepare for higher-level computer courses.
  • Describe ethical issues involved in the use of computer technology.

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    page last updated: April 28, 2014

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