• Program: 360 Programs-Center for Mfg & Applied Eng
  • Course: 360 Introduction to Computers
  • Course #: CMAE1506
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course was designed to provide learners with a learning experience using critical-thinking and a problem solving approach. Learners will develop software concepts and practical skills they need to succeed beyond the classroom. This course provides essential, hands-on coverage of the Microsoft Office suite software.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Learners will build and customize their own an efolio accounts; participate in utilizing Desire to Learn features; access online tutoring; appropriately use email; and understand and maintain security features on their computers
Learners will be able to: develop file management strategies; explore files & folders; create, name, copy, move and delete folders & files; work with compressed files
Learners will demonstrate using Microsoft Office 2007 by starting & exiting programs; resizing windows; using the Ribbon, dialog boxes, shortcut menus and the Mini toolbar; opening, closing and printing files; and getting help
Learners will plan a WORD document; set up a Word window; create a new document; scroll and move the insertion point; correct errors & use undo and redo changes; enter the date with AutoComplete; change a document’s line & paragraph spacing; save, preview & print a document
Learners will identify WORD Spell Check and Grammar tools; select & delete text; find & replace text; change margins, alignments and paragraph indents; copy & paste; use bullets, numbering, bold & italics; change font style & size; change document theme; use Print Preview & print options
Learners will review the major components of the Excel window; navigate between worksheets; enter text, dates, values & formulas; use the AutoSum feature; Insert & delete rows, columns & cells; Select cell ranges & move cell content; cut & paste; create a new worksheet; rename & move worksheets within a workbook; enter data by using editing mode, finding & replacing text, spell check to correct errors; and document preview and print options
Learners will demonstrate the use of Excel formatting tools for text, backgrounds, border, numbers, dates and copy from one range to another; use themes, table styles and conditional formatting; set page-breaks, page titles & insert headers & footers
Learners study the basic concepts associated with Access; create a new blank database, create a table in Datasheet View; enter field names & records; identify the function of the Primary Key; use copy & paste; use a Simple Query Wizard; create a Form & Report using appropriate tools
Learners will plan & create a PowerPoint presentation by modifying template slides; edit text; add new slides and choose a slide layout; delete slides; use promote, demote & move text in an outline; use spell check, create speaker notes and preview & print your presentation

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on the reading assessment test OR ENGL0901
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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