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WCTS 130 - Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
Course Schedule

 

Due Date

Topic

References 

Assignment

09/10/02

 

 



09/14/02

 

1.  Operating System: Windows

Exposure to Instructor's Website & E-Mail

 



File Management (Windows)

Getting Started with Windows


In-class demonstration & lab-guided exercises by instructor
 

  • Create folders: OS,WP, SP, DB, PP, Internert & Web Design
  • Select Files (adjacent, non-adjacent, all)
  • Copy/Move Files
  • Create Desktop Shortcut [Folder/Drive]
  • Disk copy [Source/Target]
  • Electronic Label on Diskette

Visit Instructor's Web Site
 to
complete and submit
On-Line Form

Send e-mail message.
E-mail message to instructor should include an electronic signature. Check your email software to obtain help.

Request a printout of course schedule (For reference)

09/14/02 2.  Working with Programs, Files, and Folders
 
Reference:  Textbook:  Microsoft Office XP
Publisher:  Course Technology
 

In-class demonstration & lab-guided exercises by instructor

Assignment 1

See Project Assignment Handout

 

09/21/2002
(via e-mail)
[file attachment]
3.  Internet/Article Reference:  Textbook:  Microsoft Office XP
Publisher:  Course Technology
 

In-class demonstration & lab-guided exercises by instructor

 Assignment 2

See Project Assignment Handout

 

09/27/2002
(via e-mail)
[file attachment]

 

10/11/02 - WP addition
(via faculty mailbox)

4.  Word Processing using Word

 

 

(Independent Challenge #2, Word page D-22 along with cover page)

Reference:  Textbook:  Microsoft Office XP
Publisher:  Course Technology
 
In-class demonstration & lab-guided exercises by instructor

 Assignment 3

See Project Assignment Handout (Independent Challenge #2, Word page C-22)

(Click here for  additional material) 

10/26/02 5.  Spreadsheets Using Excel

 

Reference:  Textbook:  Microsoft Office XP
Publisher:  Course Technology
 

In-class demonstration & lab-guided exercises by instructor

Assignment 4

(Click here for spreadsheet/chart  replacement assignment)

 

11/9/02 5.  Database Using Access


 

 

Reference:  Textbook:  Microsoft Office XP
Publisher:  Course Technology
 

In-class demonstration & lab-guided exercises by instructor

 Assignment 5

See Project Assignment Handout

 

11/16/02 6Presentations using PowerPoint Reference:  Textbook:  Microsoft Office XP
Publisher:  Course Technology
 

In-class demonstration & lab-guided exercises by instructor

 Assignment 6

See Project Assignment Handout

 

TBA 7SPSS (Statistical Software on the College's PCs in the Computer Lab)  

Assignment 7

See Separate Handout

11/23/02 8.  Creating Web Pages (Using HTML)

 

 

Using Notepad and HTML tags

Character Formatting: Bold, Underline, Italic, Font Style & Size
Paragraph Formatting
Line Break
Background: Color vs Graphic Image
Scrolling Marquee
Table
List: Ordered and Unordered
Hyperlinks:  Bookmark, URL, e-mail
Graphic

In-class demonstration & lab-guided exercises by instructor

Assignment 8

See HTML  Handout & Website provided by instructor

12/6/02 9.  Case Study  

 Assignment 9

See Project Assignment Handout

 

11/16/02 10.  Integration of Microcomputer Applications Submission of  proposed [typed] project outline

 Assignment 10

See Project Assignment Handout

 

11/23/2002
Presenters
[1-10]

12/06/02
Presenters [11-20]

 

 

Submission of hardcopy and diskette and/or CD-ROM of the integration of the microcomputer application project.  Click here to obtain additional information

 

10-15 Minute Oral Presentations Given by Each
Student or Group

12/14/02

Final Examination 

 

Revised:  08/27/02

 
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