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CST 100 - Technology Foundations

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Provides an introduction to information technology in a skill-based setting focusing on basic computer techniques. Develops skills in the areas of file management, internet search techniques, cloud-based computing, productivity applications, communication technologies, and best practices related to managing basic technology features. Designed for students who are not yet prepared to enter CST-133W Computer Competencies.

Prerequisite(s): None.
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate the ability to use computer operating systems to complete tasks.
    1. Demonstrate the ability to locate and access common applications and utilities. 
    2. Demonstrate the ability to multitask in and operating system environment.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to search, save, modify, and access files and folders.
    4. Define common file types and extensions.
    5. Demonstrate the ability to manage files and folders from one location to another.
    6. Define basic terminology used within an operating system environment.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use the internet appropriately.
    1. Develop an understanding of issues related to internet connectivity and connected devices.
    2. Identify and utilize common web browsers.
    3. Access and manage email messages using web-based email.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate via email using proper email etiquette. 
    5. Use search tools to locate and access information on the world-wide web.
    6. Find and download graphics within the world-wide web.
    7. Access and utilize the college learning management system.
    8. Share files via email, cloud based applications and secondary storage devices.
    9. Define basic terminology used in online environments.
  3. Use technology to accomplish common productivity tasks. 
    1. Utilize productivity applications to create and revise documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
    2. Utilize features in productivity applications, such as spell check, copy, cut and paste, find and replace, and basic formatting.
    3. Add visual and multimedia elements to common applications and apply proper attribution.
    4. Document information resources using application-based tools for appropriate source citation guidelines.
    5. Define basic terminology used within productivity software programs.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to solve common problems with technology and connected devices.
    1. Access and manage device connections.
    2. Print documents and modify local printer settings.
    3. Troubleshoot common problems using help features.
    4. Manage basic operating system utility features.
    5. Identify and modify common application settings.
    6. Manage basic computer and user settings including user accounts, programs, and personalization.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of issues related to security.
    1. Demonstrate understanding of the need for personal information security.
    2. Describe awareness of societal internet-related ethical and security issues.
    3. Demonstrate appropriate techniques for effective account and personal information management.



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