Computer Operator

COMPUTER OPERATOR (LITERACY) HOURS: 60

This competency-based course has been designed for all CAS students interested in vocational disciplines – business education, health, home economics, and industrial technology. It contains terminology, descriptions of computers, how they function, and their uses. It also includes an introduction to basic software applications, word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and presentation graphics. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

PREREQUISITES:

Concurrent enrollment in Typist: Keyboarding/1 (61-50-84), Typist:

The Division of Adult and Career Education’s General Business Career Pathway for Computer Information Systems has been designed for all CAS students interested in vocational disciplines – business education, health, home economics, and industrial technology. It contains terminology, descriptions of computers, how they function, and their uses. It also includes an introduction to basic software applications, word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and presentation graphics. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

This certificate verifies that the student has met the minimal competencies in the following areas:

• INTRODUCTION
• COMPUTER HARDWARE, TERMINOLOGY, AND MEDIA STORAGE
• COMPUTER USER INTERFACE AND KEYBOARDING SKILLS
• COMPUTER FUNCTIONS
• COMPUTER IMPACT AND USES
• COMPUTER SOFTWARE ESSENTIALS
• APPLICATIONS
• EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

SYLLABUS

Objective: To be computer literate. You will learn:

a) What is a computer
Covers functions, terms, types, and safety.
Details the benefits of the computer at home, school, and work.

b) What is hardware
Components, peripherals, and system types

c) What is software
Defines software. Distinguishes between Operating Software and Applications Software. Provides examples.

d) What is the Operating System (e.g. DOS, Windows, Unix, Linux, Lindows, OS/2 etc). The O.S. provides access to ALL other programs; it is part of the computers “brain”.

e) How to navigate and explore a computer without causing damage.

f) To be ready for instruction on any program.

Duration: 15 – 20 weeks

Students Responsibilities:

Work: you are to status you work on a “checklist” handed out. Also, you required to maintain a portfolio of work.

Homework: Refer to your checklist.

Materials Required:

1) 2 Diskettes, any type of memory card or flash drive, & 8 CD-Rs
2) Three –ring notebook, paper, index dividers, pen & pencil.
3) Texts: See Checklist
4) Audiophone (Headphone)
5) Mousepad

Grades: Based on work completed and examination results. If accumulated hours are greater than 48 and no exam has been taken, a grade of “C” is assigned.

GRADE SCALE:

Part I – Windows

Level 1 = grade “C” Complete on the Windows checklist Tutorials
Laboratory (Exercises A-H)
Level 2 = Grade “B” Complete Level 1 work
Complete on the Windows checklist: Advanced Laboratory (Exercises I-O)

Level 3 = grade “A” Complete Level 2 work
Complete on the Windows checklist: Examination (Score of 70% or better)
Optional Advance Laboratory
(Exercises P-T)

Part III – Computer Concepts

Level 1 = grade “C” Complete the entire Computer Concepts checklist
Computer Concept Exam
(Requires a score of 65% or better)

Level 2 = grade “B” Complete the entire Computer Concepts checklist
Computer Concept Exam
(Requires a score of 75% or better)

Level 3 = grade “A” Complete the entire Computer Concepts checklist
Computer Concept Exam
(Requires a score of 85% or better)

 

Computer Literacy Certificate

Complete Level 3 work for both Parts I (Windows) & II (Computer Concepts).

Maintain a complete PORTFOLIO and submit it for review when checklists have been completed.
Exams for Windows & General Concepts must be complete to receive a certificate. You must submit photocopies of your checklists to qualify for a certificate.

 

PART ONE – Windows (7 weeks)

A- Functions
B- Terms
C- Introduction on the Basics
D- Types of Icons & Windows
E- Main Group (Tools)
F- Accessories Group
G- Applications (Program Level)
H- Multitask
I- Navigation
J- The Menu

PART TWO – The Internet (1Week)

A- The Basics
B- Terminology
C- Organization
D- Searches
E- Usage
F- Data Acquisition
G- e-mail
H- ISP Connection
I- The Network
J- Services of Interest
K- Programming
L- Security

PART THREE – Computer Concepts (7 weeks)

A- Prelude Computers
B- Safety
C- Society Impact & History
D- Hardware Components & Functions
E- Terminology
F- Applications Software
G- Operating Software
H- Employment
I- Systems – The Microcomputer
J- Peripherals
K- Expansion of the Computer
L- The Mathematic Element

PART FOUR – Operating System Commands (3 weeks)

A- Functions
B- Basic Concepts
C- Autonomic System
D- Navigation System
E- File Management System
F- Diagnostics System
G- Programming System

PART FIVE – Maintenance (2 weeks)

A- Archive System Files
B- Archive All Files
C- Preservation of Icons
D- Preservation of Icons II
E- Error Message of the System
F- Configuration of the System
G- Personal Files
H- Disk Units
I- Trash
J- Uninstall Programs
K- Maintenance of the Hard Disc
L- Anti Virus Program
M- Postlude to System Archiving (A Simple Strategy)

PART SIX – Application Techniques

Using Components of MS Office, WordPerfect Suite, Lotus Smart Suite, Star Office, PFS Windows Works, MS Works, Lotus Works,

A-Word Processing
WordPerfect, Word, WordPro, Stat Office WP

B- Spreadsheets
Quattro, Excel, Lotus1-2-3, Star Office Spreadsheet, PFS