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||Computing and Internet Fundamentals
Introduces students to basic digital
office technologies utilized in today's modern workplace, including computer
processes, Internet technologies,
social media, word processing, spreadsheets, and communications software, such
as e-mail, presentation, and information dissemination applications.
*Examine the use of the computer, its operating system, and applications as they relate to office and Internet technologies.
||Word Processing Basics
Introduces basic word processing skills, such as creating, editing, and formatting documents. This course may be offered open entry/open exit.
*Utilize word processing software to create, edit, and format basic documents.
Introduces basic spreadsheet functionality, such as creating, editing, formatting worksheets, and employing a variety of techniques for data analysis. This course may be offered open entry/open exit.
*Utilize spreadsheet software to create, edit, and format spreadsheets involving the analysis of data and mathematical computations.
||Digital Communications for the Office
Introduces applications for communications required in the typical office setting, such as Outlook, Acrobat, and PowerPoint. This course may be offered open entry/open exit..
*Demonstrate the effective use of communication software to create and disseminate inter- and intra- office documents.
||Brief Courses (8 weeks)
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||Exploring Computers - Brief
|Provides a brief overview of computers, their usage, and how they function, including computer hardware, soft- ware, file management, the Internet, and email as well as how to purchase, install, and maintain a personal computer.|
*Lecture: Examine the basics of computer operations, file management, storage devices, the Internet, and software.
*Lab: Demonstrate the proper use of computer operations, file management, storage devices, the Internet, and software.
||Microsoft Windows - Brief
|Provides a hands-on overview of Microsoft Windows fundamentals, including the basics of using a mouse, icons, Windows Explorer, file management, Windows accessories and control panel.|
*Lecture: Differentiate the most common features of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
*Lab: Demonstrate the most common features of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
||The Internet - Brief
|Introduces the use of browsers and email to access and explore online resources, including search engines, libraries, blogs, chat rooms, RSS feeds, and entertain- ment sites.|
*Lecture: Evaluate Internet applications for appropriate use.
*Lab: Demonstrate the use of the Internet, web browsers, and other Internet resources in terms of their relationship to the modern work environment.
||Microsoft Outlook - Brief
|Introduces Microsoft Outlook, including the use of e- mail, scheduling, calendar planning, contact list man- agement, and notes features|
*LECTURE: Assess, plan, and explain the flow of communication within an office environment, as well as evaluate the relevance of Microsoft Office tools to specific tasks related to e-mail composition, scheduling, contact list management, task management, and calendar planning.
*LAB: Compose, send, and respond to e-mail messages, including attachments, as well as coordinate contact information data with scheduling, task management, and calendar planning functions.
||Introduction to Photoshop - Brief
|Introduces basic digital image editing using Photoshop, including layers, selections, masks, image retouching, color correction, paint tools, text tools and special effects, with application to commercial or personal projects. Familiarity with a PC and the Windows operating system is assumed.|
*LECTURE: Differentiate the features of Photoshop's tools and assess their application to the integration of various techniques.
*LAB: Create a portfolio of original complex digital images.
||Introduction to Wordpress
|Introduces the creation and management of WordPress web sites and blogs using themes,|
widgets, dynamic content, search engine optimization, and WordPress web analytics.
Proficiency with Microsoft Windows, file management, and an Internet browser is assumed.
*LECTURE: Plan a comprehensive web site and blog demonstrating effective use of WordPress themes, widgets, interactive
elements, search engine optimization, and WordPress web analytics.
*LAB:Construct and publish a comprehensive web site and blog demonstrating effective use of WordPress themes, widgets,
interactive elements, search engine optimization, and WordPress web analytics.
||Adobe Acrobat - Brief
|Introduces Adobe Acrobat to create, modify, authenticate, and distribute PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. Topics include PDF conversion, mulitmedia content, interactive elements, electronic forms, security features, and publishing for both print and Web.|
- Differentiate features of Adobe Acrobat’s tools and assess their application to various techniques studied required to design, create, edit, and authenticate a wide variety of PDF static and interactive documents.
- Streamline the document review cycle and the efficacy of the workflow process in the office environment.
- Demonstrate the use of Adobe Acrobat’s tool set to design, create, edit, and authenticate a wide variety of PDF static and interactive documents.
- Demonstrate how to efficiently distribute documents and streamline the document review cycle in the office environment.
||Full-semester Courses (16 weeks)
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||Introduction to Computers
|Provides an introduction to system hardware, networks, telecommunications, operating systems and popular production software, including spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation software, internet and email applications.|
*Lecture: Analyze basic processes related to computer software and hardware technology.
*Lab: Demonstrate tasks related to the operation of computer software and hardware technology.
|Presents in-depth study of the Windows graphical user interface, including file management, windows manipulation, desktop customization, multitasking, data search, use of Windows accessories, Object-Linking and Embedding (OLE), and troubleshooting.|
*Lecture: Differentiate all of the elements of the Windows Operating System.
*Lab: Demonstrate using all of the components of the Microsoft Windows Operating System.
||Keyboarding & Document Processing
|Develops a mastery of the computer keyboard by touch and proficiency in producing business letters, reports, tables, memos, and other documents using Microsoft Word.|
*Lecture: Define, describe, and assess correct keyboarding techniques and word processing skills to generate, modify, save, and print various business and personal communications, including reports, letters, and memos using keyboarding and document processing software such as Microsoft Word.
*Lab: Apply and demonstrate correct keyboarding techniques and word processing skills to generate, modify, save, and print various business and personal communications, including reports, letters, and memos using keyboarding and document processing software such as Microsoft Word.
|Provides an extensive review of proper sentence struc- ture within business documents through exercises with contemporary business themes. Students will create simple business communications focusing on correcting the most common errors of language usage pertaining to modern business correspondence. Lays the foundation for clear and correct business writing and formatting for today's business environment. |
*Lecture: Analyze the content of business English written and oral communications and their relevance to a career in the contemporary business environment.
Create and apply proper business English written and oral communications as related to a career in the contemporary business environment.
|Training in the development of writing principles and techniques; business vocabulary improvement; practical experience in the composition of correspondence typical of business environments. Additional emphasis on principles of business English. Familiarity with computer keyboarding and the Windows operating system is assumed.|
- Analyze the importance of oral and written business communication skills necessary to become an effective communicator and critical thinker in the modern business environment.
- Compose and apply oral and written business communication techniques necessary to become an effective communicator and critical thinker in the modern business environment.
|Analyze and implement technological and procedural tasks typically encountered by the administrative assistant in the business environment.|
*Lecture: Analyze the communicative, technological, and procedural skills needed by the administrative assistant in the business office environment.
*Lab: Apply the communicative, technological, and procedural skills needed by the administrative assistant in the business office environment.
||Medical Office Procedures
|Introduces administrative medical assistant knowledge and techniques including office environment, medical ethics, and legal responsibilities. Medical office software for completing such tasks as patient registration, records, appointment scheduling, and billing and collection also examined. |
- Determine use of medical symbols, medical terminology, communication techniques, ethics and legal responsibilities, as well as medical office software required for billing and record management.
- Demonstrate skills in using medical symbols, terminology, appropriate communication, record management, and medical billing software in the context of the legal and ethical responsibilities of the medical office professional.
Provides medical office assistant students with entry-level skills in medical transcription using computer applications, medical dictation and transcription software, incorporating business English, medical knowledge, proofreading, and editing skills.
- 1.Analyze concepts related to the management of medical records, techniques for their storage, retrieval, or duplication, as well as methods used to create reports, correspondence, and medical transcriptions from recorded dictation.
- Manage medical records, their storage, retrieval, or duplication, as well as employ transcribing technology to create medical transcriptions from recorded dictation.
||Medical Office Finances
|Examines the various financial methods used in medical offices and hospitals for a variety of duties. This course uses the latest medical management software program to perform such tasks as posting patient account entries, printing daily reports, managing office files, and billing routines such as insurance payments and adjustments, hospital coding and billing, report generation, and inpatient and outpatient coding and billing.|
*Lecture: Describe and differentiate between various forms pertaining to hospital coding and billing as well as inpatient and outpatient coding and billing processes.
*Lab: Create, categorize, retrieve, save, print, and utilize various forms pertaining to hospital coding and billing as well as inpatient and outpatient coding and billing processes.
||Survey of Microsoft Programs: Microsoft Office
|Examines the latest operating systems, Microsoft Office, word processing, spreadsheet analysis, database management, presentation software, and the application of information technologies to organizational settings.|
*Lecture: Demonstrate, compare, and evaluate basic operating system commands and computer concepts to manage documents such as announcements, reports, spreadsheets, relational databases, and slide presentations.
*Lab: Practice using basic operating system commands to design, create, modify, and produce various documents including announcements, reports, spreadsheets, relational databases, and slide presentations.
||QuickBooks Pro I
|Provides an in-depth introduction to the basics of the popular accounting program QuickBooks Pro, designed to assist in the operation of a small business. Familiarity with the Windows operating system is assumed.|
*Lecture: Analyze the components of the QuickBooks Pro software program for use in service and merchandise businesses.
*Lab: Demonstrate the features of QuickBooks Pro to organize and manipulate employee accounting information for small service and merchandise businesses.
||Microsoft Word I
|Introduces the latest version of Microsoft Word to create a variety of business documents. Topics include, editing, formatting, mail merging, clip art, WordArt, charts, tables, newsletters and Web pages. Prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification core exam in Word.|
*Lecture: Analyze the features of Microsoft Word that are used to create and generate a variety of documents.
*Lab: Demonstrate the proper use of Microsoft Word and its features.
||Microsoft Word II
|Prerequisite: CIT-150 Provides a continuation of CIT-150, presenting a com- prehensive overview of advanced features of Microsoft Word including: merging documents, sorting and select- ing data using Access database, formatting, macros, styles, working with shared documents, creating special- ized tables and indexes, and using XML data in different applications. Prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification expert exam in Word. |
*Lecture: Evaluate the usefulness of advanced features of Microsoft Word that are used to create and generate a variety of documents.
*Lab: Demonstrate advanced Microsoft Word features by creating a variety of documents.
||Microsoft Excel I
|Introduces the latest version of Microsoft Excel. Skills are developed from basic functions through intermediate features. Prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification core exam.|
*Lecture: Analyze the features of Microsoft Excel used to create a variety of spreadsheets.
*Lab: Develop a variety of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet documents.
||Microsoft Excel II
|Prerequisite: CIT-155 Provides a continuation of CIT-155, presenting advanced features of Microsoft Excel, including: format- ting techniques, sorting and filtering information in spreadsheets, developing pivot table and chart reports, creating outlines and reports using report manager, gen- erating and editing macros, guiding cell entry with data validation, using scenarios to perform what-if analysis, Goal Seek, tracking changes, creating hyperlinks using data from the Internet and other sources, collaborating with workgroups, and integrating applications. Prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Expert (MOS) exam in Excel. |
*Lecture: Analyze advanced Microsoft Excel features.
*Lab: Create a variety of spreadsheets using advanced Microsoft Excel features.
||Microsoft Access I
|Provides an in-depth introduction to the latest version of Microsoft Access. Familiarity with computer keyboarding and the Windows operating system is assumed.|
*Lecture:Analyze the basic to intermediate features of Microsoft Access.
*Lab: Create a variety of databases using the basic to intermediate features of Microsoft Access.
||Microsoft Access II
|Prerequisite: CIT-160 Provides a continuation of CIT 160, presenting advanced Access features, and preparation for the MCAS Exam.|
*Lecture: Analyze advanced Microsoft Access features.
*Lab: Create a variety of databases using advanced Microsoft Access features.
|Recommended Preparation: CIT-105 Provides an in-depth study of presentation fundamentals using PowerPoint software to create slide presentations incorporating templates, images, typography, screen transitions, sound, and animation. Examines how to cre- ate dynamic slides, and develop slide shows based on business topics. Prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification Core and Expert exams in PowerPoint.|
*Lecture: Analyze Microsoft PowerPoint features.
*Lab: Create a variety of presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint features.
||Desktop Publishing (Adobe InDesign)
|Introduces desktop publishing using Adobe InDesign to create graphically rich layouts, brochures, posters, fliers, and newsletters.|
*Lecture: Analyze the design of graphic-intensive publications for distribution and high-end printing, as well as problems encountered in the area of cross-media publishing relative to the modern business environment.
*Lab: Create graphic-intensive publications for distribution and high-end printing that address typical layout and design problems encountered in the area of cross-media publishing relative to the modern business environment.
||Web Site Development I
|Introduces the creation of web sites and remote web site administration using HTML, CSS, and FTP. Fundamental class in the sequence leading to a certificate in Web development. Proficiency with Windows, the Internet, a browser, and PC file management is assumed.|
*Lecture:Plan a comprehensive Web site demonstrating integration of efficient coding as well as the application of good design and usability principles.
*Lab:Construct a comprehensive Web site demonstrating integration of efficient coding as well as the application of good design and usability principles.
||Web Site Development II
|Recommended Preparation: CAWT-170. Continues studies began in Website Development I using HTML5 and advanced CSS coding, including implementation of Java applets, audio, and video elements. Concepts related to large-scale development, site promotion, and e-commerce may also be covered. Proficiency with HTML, CSS, FTP, Windows, the Internet, and a browser is assumed.|
*Lecture: Assess and plan the application of HTML, CSS, FTP and other Web components to the creation of both small- and large-scale, well-formed websites. *LAB: Integrate, modify, and manipulate styles, as well as other web components, in order to develop CSS-based websites and transform static content into valid, well-formed, and accessible documents.
||Web Development Software: Dreamweaver
|Recommended Preparation: Proficiency with Windows, OS, PC, the Internet, and basic HTML. Explores the process of developing websites through hands-on training with Adobe Dreamweaver. Covers concepts related to site management, scripted behaviors, stylesheet application, layers, and e-commerce.|
*Lecture: Plan a web site using Dreamweaver, integrating interactive elements and elementary dynamic content applying good usability principles.
*Lab: Construct and efficiently maintain a comprehensive web site with Dreamweaver, demonstrating the integration of interactive elements and elementary dynamic content, as well as the application of good usability principles.
||Web Prototyping and Images
|Recommended Preparation: CIT-074, CIT-105, CIT-170. Provides hands-on training and application of theoretical concepts related to creating imagery for Web delivery with digital imaging software, such as Adobe Photoshop or Fireworks. Topics include graphic formats, image optimization, image slicing, resolution, image maps, GIF animation, and Web site prototyping with graphical mockups.|
*Lecture: Delineate the procedure for creating an optimized and graphically-rich mortised web site.
*Lab: Develop a full scale web page.