MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
10:30 – 12:45 PM
NOVEMBER 7 – DECEMBER 14, 2016
Course Number: 82990
Course Code: 9245
WHAT: This 45 hour course provides an introduction to computer concepts and techniques for beginner computer students. A central goal is learning how to use the Windows Operating system to organize and manage data. Included in this study will be an overview / brief introduction to Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer.
The fundamentals of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and web browser and email use will also be covered. Competent use of the World Wide Web and email are essential components of contemporary personal management practices, researching subjects of interest and finding employment. One of the major goals of this course is to ensure that students can identify parts of a browser window and successfully use a browser to acquire and use an email account.
We begin the course by discussing the history of the Internet as well as exploring several definitions of the Internet. We study common terms and concepts like networks, servers, World Wide Web, URL and cloud computing. We learn about what web browser software is and how to use its core features. We learn how to do an effective web search, how to save and print information found online and how to transfer files over the web.
WHERE: Downtown campus, 4th & Mission, one block south of Powell BART, room 516
If you are told that the class is full, come to the first class and the instructor will register you in class. Please bring your student ID number.