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CPST 020 - Fundamental Computer Skills
CPST 020

This course will introduce the student to basic skills required for using a computer; prepare, save & retrieve word processing documents; find and print information from the Internet, and how to use simple information systems.

  • Total Hours: 60
  • Laboratory Hours: 3
Total Weeks:  20

This course is offered online: 

Basic reading and writing skills

Learning Outcomes:

The student will be able to perform:
  • Basic start-up and shutdown procedures on a computer
  • Basic file procedures using a graphical user interface
  • Basic word processing procedures needed to create and edit a simple document
  • Achieve a typing speed of 10 wpm, or alternatively a speed equal to their handwriting speed
  • Use simple information systems to find information
  • Use a printer
Performance tasks:
The student will be required to perform all tasks in an acceptable manner in a practical demonstration.

Grading System:  Letters

Passing Grade:  D

Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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