Written Communication Technologies Curriculum
Course Title: Business Computer Systems I Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 3
Course Description: This course develops computer and digital literacy and emphasizes its importance in today's businesses and society. Through hands-on experience students will gain an understanding of computer concepts, capabilities and applications and be able to implement this knowledge in their professional and personal lives. Computer applications covered include word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, databases, windows/operating system, e-mail use and management, folder and file organization and use of the Internet. Computer concepts covered include understanding computers and mobile devices, how a computer works, managing files, computer and mobile device hardware components, digital safety and security, application programs, input and output devices, digital storage options, ethical practices and Internet basics. Hands-on experience will be provided on computers in the Windows environment using the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
Course Title: Word Processing Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 3
Course Description: This course introduces students to the word processing cycle and how word processing is used in the work place. This course is for anyone who needs to prepare their own business documents. Students will use the Microsoft Office Word application to create and edit business documents, enhance page layout, create tables, create reports, create columns, and create form letters and merge with a mailing list. Other topics covered include: styles, templates, mailing labels, drawing objects, graphics, and WordArt. After this course, the student would be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Certified Application Specialist Exam for Word.Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
Course Title: The Whole Internet Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 3
Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the Internet. This course is for anyone who wants to use the internet effectively, efficiently and safely, understand the uses of the Internet, create web pages and also increase their confidence and knowledge. Students will learn about the basic technology that supports the internet, effectively use e-mail and other types of communication, explore virtual communities and web tools, use search engines and directories to find information on the internet, evaluate the quality of web resources, locate software, explore e-commerce concepts, learn how to use the internet safely, manage common security threats and create web pages. Students will use e-mail, a class web site, and other web based tools to develop proficiency. The course explores current internet innovations. Previous exposure to the internet is not required.
|3 Credits must be earned at NHCC|
|Total Credits Required||9|
This certificate is for students who want to learn fundamental Excel, PowerPoint and Access skills and advanced Word processing skills. The class will integrate web based technologies for research, distribution, and communication. Courses can be applied to the Business Computer Systems and Management A.A.S. or A.S Degree. The courses from this program are delivered in the classroom and/or online.
- Perform clerical and administrative duties for an organization
- Implement the Information processing cycle
- Prepare technical reports and complicated tables
- Integrate information from various Microsoft Office applications into a Word document
- Integrate the use of web based technology to create shared documents
- Demonstrate the use of the Internet for research, distribution and communication
- Evaluate credibility of websites
- Create documents using desktop publishing skills
- Communicate in a business environment: written, verbal, and nonverbal
- Demonstrate the use of uptodate technology and computer applications
- Formulate solutions to business problems using facts, logic, creativity, and values
- Access and evaluate information effectively
Program roadmaps provide students with a guide to understand the recommended course sequence to complete their degree.
Developmental Courses Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.
Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 7634930555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 18006273529.
North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the:
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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