Course Description

Prerequisites:  None
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the operations, applications and limitations of computers.  Students will gain an appreciation of the impact technology has had on the education and work environments.  Computer literacy is a basic skill necessary for all educated individuals to master whether a student plans to secure a position upon graduating high school or to further his/her education.  Microsoft Office will be used to familiarize students with different software applications software such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel) and presentation software (PowerPoint).  An introduction to database management will also be included.  Desktop publishing and other integrated software will be introduced.  Internet instruction will emphasize the basic skills necessary to identify, search, and evaluate resources as well as Internet safety and copyright guidelines.
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