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BCA 212 - Intro Computer Business Appl

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
In a Windows environment, the focus of this course is to use hardware and software as business productivity tools. Training includes a hands-on introduction to computer applications vital in business and industry. The course covers computer terminology, operating system, email, and internet and focuses on software business applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
Competencies
  1. Examine a computer.
    1. Identify the four basic computer operations: input, processing, output and storage.
    2. Distinguish difference between data and information.
    3. Explain principal components of the computer.
    4. Discuss common types of storage devices.
    5. Explain the difference between system software and application software.
    6. Define types of security threats.
  2. Discuss a network.
    1. Identify the difference between a local area network and a wide area network.
    2. Identify what is the Internet and what is the World Wide Web.
    3. Identify what is e-commerce.
  3. Use an operating system.
    1. Describe an operating system environment.
    2. Perform basic mouse operations: point, click, right-click, double-click, drag, and right-drag.
    3. Practice changing features on window: open, minimize, maximize, restore, move, size, scroll, and close.
    4. Use menus, toolbars, dialog boxes, scroll bars and on-line help.
  4. Assess file management features.
    1. Display drive and folder contents.
    2. Change file and folder views.
    3. Understand file management.
    4. Copy, move, rename, delete and restore files and folders.
    5. Create folders and subfolders.
    6. Search for files, folders, and programs.
  5. Use desktop information management software.
    1. Practice electronic mail messaging features: open, read, print, reply to, and delete.
    2. Use file attachments: insert and view.
    3. Use folders to organize email messages.
    4. Practice calendar management.
    5. Manage contact information.
  6. Use features of the Internet.
    1. Display World Wide Web pages.
    2. Define a Web browser.
    3. Search the Web for information.
    4. Use tabbed browsing.
    5. Understand browser security and available privacy features.
    6. Save a list of frequently used Web pages.
    7. Print text and images found on Web pages.
    8. Download files from a web site.
  7. Evaluate features common to a suite of business productivity software.
    1. Identify screen elements.
    2. Customize Quick Access toolbar.
    3. Use copy and paste features.
    4. Apply themes and other features found on the ribbon.
    5. Check spelling and grammar.
    6. Select the application software type appropriate for specific tasks.
  8. Critique a word processing application.
    1. Identify user interface components of word processing application.
    2. Create, edit, save, print, close, and open word processing documents.
    3. Use editing and proofreading tools including page view and layout options.
    4. Apply character, paragraph and document formats including styles, bullets and indents.
    5. Find and replace text.
    6. Set and modify tab stops to align text.
    7. View and modify document properties.
    8. Insert picture features in a document: Clip Art, Word Art, and from file items.
    9. Use header and footer features.
    10. Create, modify and insert building blocks and quick parts and tables.
    11. Use report features such as citations, footnotes and endnotes along with keyboard shortcuts.
    12. Change document margins, page orientation and columns.
  9. Use a spreadsheet application.
    1. Identify user interface components of spreadsheet application.
    2. Build, edit, save, print, close, and open spreadsheets.
    3. Use formulas, what if analysis, and functions in worksheets.
    4. Perform absolute and relative cell referencing.
    5. Use built-in features including fill handle, AutoCalculate, Range Finder and data series.
    6. Apply formats in worksheets.
    7. Apply conditional formatting.
    8. Copy, move, rename, and delete worksheets.
    9. Create, format, and print charts.
  10. Assess a database application.
    1. Identify user interface components of database application.
    2. Build, edit, save, print, close and open database tables.
    3. Create database queries including sorting and use of one, or more than one, criterion.
    4. Create and modify database forms.
    5. Create and modify database reports.
    6. Change database structures.
    7. Use database maintenance features.
    8. Share data from database application to other software applications.
  11.  Evaluate a presentation application.
    1. Identify user-interface components of presentation application.
    2. Apply principles and techniques of presentation software.
    3. Create, modify, save, print, close, and open presentations.
    4. Add, edit, and enhance slides.
    5. Insert objects into a presentation.
    6. Use Slide Master view.
    7. Use slide show tools.
    8. Prepare slide outline, notes page, and audience handouts.



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