BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

COMP-030 - Computer Studies - Fundamental Level -

COMP-030 - Computer Studies - Fundamental Level -

Course Details
Computers are a pervasive part of daily life in personal, work and educational situations. Computer skills are introduced at the fundamental level to help students gain the confidence to perform basic computer operations. Topics include keyboarding, basic knowledge of computers, word processing and electronic communication.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • College Readiness - Qualifying Courses
  • Prerequisites : Instructor permission or advisor assessed equivalent.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • use correct touch typing techniques and procedures for letters but not for top row numbers/symbols; and
  • achieve an adjusted typing speed of 10 wpm.

  • Basic Knowledge of Computers
  • list the basic parts of a computer system (system unit, monitor, keyboard, mouse, USB drive, hard disk drive and printer);
  • demonstrate the ability to properly start and shut down a computer system;
  • demonstrate the ability to start and close a program;
  • describe some common uses of computers in society;
  • use a mouse/pointing device; and
  • demonstrate the ability to operate a printer (power on, put on line/off line and load paper).

  • Word Processing
  • create a new word processing document;
  • edit a document;
  • save a document to a storage drive;
  • print a document;
  • retrieve a document; and
  • use tools such as a spell checker or thesaurus.

  • Electronic Communication
  • browse the Internet; and
  • send and receive email.

  • Options
  • Identify workspace ergonomics conditions; and
  • Identify software maintenance issues (software updates and patches, deleting browser cache and history files, defragmenting hard drives, backing up important files, etc.)
  • Text and Materials:
  • Catherine Laberta. Computers Are Your Future Complete . Current edition. Toronto. Pearson.
  • Instructor supplied material.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved June 26, 2013.