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Computer Studies: Computer Applications

  • Number of Semesters: 1
  • Number of Credits: 0.5
  • Level: 900
  • Type: Elective- Counts Towards Fine/Practical Arts Requirement
  • Prerequisite: None

Course Objectives: 1. To empower students with the technological skills to use the computer to complete research reflecting their personal and academic abilities. 2. To provide advanced level skills in the collection and analysis of data using current technology. 3. To further develop fundamental skills acquired in the K-8 Computing Programs. 4. To develop presentation skills using technology. 5. To learn the use of e-portfolios to showcase their work in this technological age.

Description: This course is essential to each student’s development of technological abilities which are needed at the high school and college level. Students will learn how to properly use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and use more advanced concepts. Students will also learn how to utilize e-portfolios to showcase their personal achievements and body of work. Prior experiences will provide the basis for students to advance to the next level of performance. Strategies will be introduced to enable students to maximize their time and efforts.

Expectations: Students will plan and implement a number of minor projects as well as major projects. Topics will reflect current interests and classes which impact students. Class time will be used for presentations and development work.