Survey the field of computer technology and information management. Covers computer hardware, the use of the Internet for communication, e-commerce, information retrieval, the social impact of technology, computer security, networking, and industry-related careers. Introduces students to operating systems; Internet browsers; e-mail; and word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. This course satisfies the HFC's General Education Computer Technology requirement.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- The HFC Network
- The Internet, World Wide Web, Search Engines, Research, and Information Literacy
- Application Software
- Computer Hardware: Input, Output, Processing, and Storage
- Operating Systems and Utility Programs
- Telecommunications and Networks
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Computer Security, Privacy, Netiquette, and Ethics
- Log into and out of a computer network.
- Create, send, and open e-mail including attachments.
- Operate basic computer hardware including common input, output, and storage devices.
- Perform file management tasks including finding, organizing, saving, copying, and printing files.
- Use introductory word processing functions to prepare documents that incorporate a variety of formatting options.
- Locate information on the Internet, identify appropriate search terms, download files, and use search engines effectively.
- Prepare spreadsheets that incorporate basic formulas and a variety of formatting options.
- Create, modify, and view a slideshow using introductory presentation software functions.
- Identify issues and recommendations related to computer ethics and netiquette.
- Recognize common malware threats to computer security and privacy such as viruses, phishing, and identity theft; and identify methods of prevention.
- Describe career opportunities in the Information Technology field.
- Explain how electronic commerce operates.
- Example how technology is essential to educational and career endeavors.
Assessment and Requirements
Assessment of academic achievement may include (but is not limited to) exams, quizzes, homework, and laboratory assignments.
- Computer Technology
- Computer Technology