Personal Computer Fundamentals For Technical Users
In the Personal Computer Fundamentals for Technical Users course, students learn about the components and basic operation of the personal computer. The content in this course is both conceptual and practical and is intended to provide students with a working knowledge of computing. Students explore hardware troubleshooting, file management, multimedia options, and browsing the Internet. This course will also help students assess and decide what type of computer is appropriate for their needs.
Introduction to Keyboarding course, or equivalent typing skills with the ability to type 10 to 20 words per minute.
METHOD OF DELIVERY
Integrated Learning™ System training facilitated by Academy of Learning Career College facilitators.
Course manual is provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.
The Advent of the Personal Compute; Categories of Personal Computers
The System Unit; Common Peripheral Devices for Input; Common Peripheral Devices for Output; Common Peripheral Devices for Storage; Common Peripheral Devices for Communications
How a Computer Works; Preparing a Computer for Use; Introducing Operating Systems
Understanding Device Drivers; Using the Mouse; Using the Keyboard; The Monitor; Understanding Printers; Troubleshooting Hardware and Configuration Problems; Health Issues
Common Business Software Applications; Using a Word Processing Application; Using a Spreadsheet Application
Organizing the Hard Drive; Exploring Files and Folders; Using the Recycle Bin; Installing and Uninstalling Software
Introduction to Multimedia; Introduction to Graphics; Introduction to Animations; Introduction to Video; Introduction to Sound
Communication Between Computers; Introduction to the Internet; Browsing the World Wide Web; Using E-mail