CMPS 1200 Basic Computer Skills
Catalog Description
CMPS 1200 Computer Skills (3 units)
This course covers computer skills essential to success at a university. Specific applications include the Microsoft Office Suite of tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. The course material is based on Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Prerequisite: none.
Units and Contact Hours
3 semester units. 3 units lecture.
Service course for School of Business and Liberal Studies Department
Required Textbook
No required text - all material is online.
Recommended Textbook and Other Supplemental Materials
Donna Meyers
Student Learning Outcomes
This course covers the following student learning outcomes for basic computer skills:

o Word processing
o Spreadsheets
o Presentations
o Database Management Systems
o Creating a Webpage

Outcome Coverage
This course maps to the following performance indicators for Computer Literacy:

Ability to use a word processor at an intermediate level
Create a document using spell-check, find and replace, tabs, outlines, footnotes, columns and graphics
Ability to analyze a problem and produce a spreadsheet with corresponding charts
Create a spreadsheet that incorporates functions to compute average, interest rates; use of IF function; create pie and bar charts
Ability to create a slide presentation
Understand basic layouts and use of graphics
Ability to create a simple relational database
Understand tables, relations, and queries
Ability to create a simple webpage
Understand HTML, CSS and simple Javascript

Lecture Topics and Rough Schedule
Week 1 Unit 1 Basic Work Processing & Email
Week 2 Unit 2 Intermediate Word Processing
Week 3 Unit 3 Graphics & Desktop Publishing
Week 4 Unit 4 Introduction to Spreadsheets
Week 5 Unit 5 Excel Functions & Database Features
Week 6 Unit 6 Excel Charts
Week 7 Unit 7 Creating PowerPoint Presentations
Week 8 Unit 8 Introduction to Database Management Systems
Week 9 Unit 9 Creating Table Relationships in Access
Week 10 Unit 10 Importing External Data
Week 11 Unit 11 Sharing Data between Applications
Week 12 Unit 12 Basic HTML
Week 13 Unit 13 Basic Webpage Layout
Week 14 Unit 14 Integrating Multimedia
Week 15 Take-home Final Project

Grading Policy
                                    A   90%
    10 HW/Labs...70%                B   80%
                                    C   70%
    Final Exam...30%                D   60%
                                    D-  50%
                                    F  below 50% 
Estimated Category Content
Basic Computer Literacy: 5 Credit Hours
Prepared By
Donna Meyers on June 1, 2014
Approved by CEE/CS Department on June 1, 2014.
Effective Fall 2014