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1 DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT BCAP 0012 and 1112 Computer Basics COURSE OUTLINE Summer 2006 (CRN and 20266) Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30am-12:25pm Instructor: Jennifer Reid Office: A244 Telephone: ext #3 Address: Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday afternoons between 12:30-1:30pm. Sign up sheet will be posted in Room A219 during class otherwise call or for an appointment. COURSE DESCRIPTION BCAP 0012 / BCAP 1112 is an introductory course that provides hands-on personal computer experience in the basics of using a mouse-based environment (Windows), word-processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), the Internet, and . A theory-based overview of hardware, software, and computer fundamentals is included. Practical training focuses on Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 (Word and Excel). This course is ideal for those with very little or no previous computer experience. GENERAL OUTCOMES At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to: 1. Identify computer components and how to buy a new computer. 2. Discuss computer terminology, the Internet and how the Internet works. 3. Distinguish between the Langara network and a home computer. 4. Perform folder and file management on the Langara network. 5. Formulate Excel workbooks and worksheets. 6. Create reports and documents using Word. 7. Adapt in-class assignments to real world situations. REQUIRED MATERIAL: 1. Microsoft Office 2003, Illustrated Series, Introductory, Beskeen/Cram/Duffy/Friedrichson/Reding, Thomson Course Technology, Blank 3 ½" High Density Disk all labeled with student name and student ID number. One of these disks will be used for practical tests and the other is for in-class work.

2 BCAP0012/1112 Course Outline EVALUATION PROFILE (MARK DISTRIBUTION) 1 Hardware/Software Assignment 15% 1 Internet Research Assignment 10% 1 Windows File Management, Internet and Assignment 15% Midterm Hardware, Software, Windows, Internet and Theory 15% Closed Book Written 1 Word Practical 15% 1 Excel Practical 15% Final Examination multiple choice on all subjects Closed Book Written 15% GRADING SCALE: A+ 95+% B % C % D 50-54% A 90-94% B 75-79% C 60-64% F < 50 % A % B % C % CONDUCT OF THE COURSE 1. Regular class attendance is expected. 2. Students are responsible for all announcements made in class, whether the student is present or not. 3. Assignments must be submitted in class on the due date. Late assignments may be assigned a grade of zero or may be subject to penalty. It is required that students keep a copy of anything that is submitted for marks. 4. Exams must be written at the scheduled date, time, and location. Only a legitimate reason will be accepted for not writing an exam at the scheduled time. The student must notify the instructor either prior to or at the earliest opportunity to make alternate arrangements. A medical certificate may be required. If the makeup is not completed as arranged, the student will receive a mark of zero for that exam. 5. Final percentage grades will be converted to letter grades using the above grading scale. 6. Students must complete all the specified requirements of the course, or a final grade will not be given. 7. Course information is subject to change (consistent with College policy) with notice. 8. Students are responsible for maintaining a classroom atmosphere, which will promote and encourage learning. Frequent classroom disturbances either directly or indirectly as the result of a student's action may result in that student's removal from the course. It is the aim of the Department of Business Management of to promote throughout each course the mastery of core skills such as reading and reading comprehension, writing fluency, verbal articulation, and math development. These core skills will be practiced by means of student presentations and class participation, and will be evaluated on submitted work. Critical thinking and problem solving exercises will be encouraged at every opportunity. Information regarding class cancellations will be posted in the following designated areas only: Registrar's Office (outside reception - east wall) Building Information Booth (main foyer) Building Notices will not be posted outside classroom doors As stated in the College Calendar and according to College policy, students are expected to attend all classes, lectures, laboratories, workshops, seminars, and practicum commitments, and be available to write final examinations where and when scheduled during the examination period. Instructor: Jennifer Reid Page 2

3 BCAP0012/1112 Course Outline Students are reminded to refer to policies and procedures related to: Code of Academic Conduct, Improper/ Disruptive Behaviour, Appeal of Final Grades, Concerns Related to Instruction, Attendance, etc. found in the College Calendar, the current Student Handbook, and the College website Victoria Day May 22 College closed Canada Day July 3 College closed Last Day of BCAP Classes August 2 BC Day August 7 College closed Study Day August 9 On your own Final Examination August (times will be posted closer to the date) PRACTICALS and MIDTERM SCHEDULE Hardware/Software Assignment Due Wednesday May 24 th Internet Research Assignment Due Wednesday June 7 th Windows File Management, Internet and Assignment Due Monday June 19 th Midterm Hardware, Software, Windows, Internet and Theory Closed Book Written Monday June 19 th Word Practical Wednesday July 12 th Excel Practical Wednesday Aug 2 nd Final Examination multiple choice on all subjects Closed Book Written Week of August BCAP 0012 / BCAP 1112 MON AND WED 1030am to 1225pm Room A219 Test dates are subject to change. It is each student s responsibility to be aware of changes to dates. May 8/10 MON Introduction to the Course Computer Terminology WED Hardware and Software May 15/17 Hardware and Software Hardware and Software May 22/24 Victoria Day Holiday Hardware and Software Assignment Due May 29/31 Internet and Internet and June 5/7 Internet Research Assignment Internet Research Assignment Due Instructor: Jennifer Reid Page 3

4 BCAP0012/1112 Course Outline June 12/14 Windows and File Management Windows and File Management June 19/21 MIDTERM EXAM Windows and File Management Assignment Due Word June 26/28 Word Word July 3/5 HOLIDAY Word July 10/12 Word Word Practical July 17/19 Excel Excel July 24/26 Excel Excel July 31/Aug 2 Excel Excel Practical Aug 7/9 HOLIDAY Study Day LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the following: HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, WINDOWS THEORY AND EXPLORING THE INTERNET AND Langara login procedures Computer Use Polocies Identify Hardware/Software Components Buy your own computer Computer Terminology Computer Lingo Computer Storage KB, MB, GB Keyboard shortcuts Connect to and use the Internet TCP/IP protocol Use Attachments Instructor: Jennifer Reid Page 4

5 WINDOWS AND FILE MANAGEMENT WORD Understand Operating Systems Understand the Windows Desktop Moving desktop icons Open/size/close windows Use Maximize (Restore), Minimize, Close Open/use multiple windows (Switch-Alt / Tab) Understand the Start Menu (Shortcuts on top) Understand Control Panel options Understand Windows programs (clock, calculator, paint, scandisk, defrag, explorer) Understand and demonstrate the use of Windows Explorer program Understand collapsing folders View files and folders Understand and Create Folders/Sub folders Understand the Word Window-Title bar, Menu bar, Ruler Line, Status bar Understand Word Toolbars-Standard, Formatting, Drawing View, move, size toolbars Understand the Office Assistant Understand Word Views Create/Save/Open/Close documents Print a document, a page, multiple pages Use Print preview Use Autocorrect Use Spell Check Use Thesaurus Use editing keys-delete, backspace, insert Use Cut/Copy/Paste/Undo/Redo commands Using formatting commands and format painter Use WordArt and Drawing tools Use Page breaks Use single/double spacing Change Margins BCAP0012/1112 Course Outline Understand file save specifications Copy/Move/Delete/Rename files Understand selecting consecutive (Shift) and non-consecutive (Control) file manipulations Understand the recycle bin Understand saving options (Drive A, Drive C, Own Account, Desktop) Understand Instructor I Drive Understand Format a disk Use help Use indents-left/hanging/l/r Indent Set tabs-clear tabs Use change case Use find, replace command Add page numbers, suppress number on first page Use symbols Use/modify bullets Use Clip Art Use Word Art Use Auto shapes Insert Tables Use borders - paragraph Draw lines with borders and drawing toolbar - change width of line Insert Header and Footer Create a Table of Contents Create hyperlinks Instructor: Jennifer Reid Page 5

6 EXCEL Understand the Excel Window-Title bar, Formatting/Standard Toolbar, Formula bar, Status bar View/Navigate the Excel Worksheet - End Right Arrow, End Down Arrow Understand Columns and Rows Enter data (cell size and content) Correcting Errors (double click cell, retype, formula bar) Understand cell pointer - white arrow (move), white cross (highlight), black cross (autofill) Use copy/cut/paste/undo/redo Use Paste Functions - Sum, Min, Max, Average, Count, Understand Relative and Absolute cell addresses and formulas - Mixed addresses Use Insert/Delete Columns/Rows Widen columns/rows Hide columns/rows Use format commands Select Ranges BCAP0012/1112 Course Outline Use Page Setup - Margins, Headers, Footers, Auto Page Numbering Use select all button (top left) Create Charts (Columns / Pie) Change Chart attributes, colours, rotation, explode Instructor: Jennifer Reid Page 6

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