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Keyboarding/Computer Concepts

This course is designed to develop basic skills in touch keyboarding techniques for entering alphabetical, numeric, and symbol information found on computer keyboards.  Students will learn to edit and format text and paragraphs, change fonts, work with headers and footers, but and paste text, create and use tab keys, create labels, and work with multiple windows.  Students will format documents such as letters, envelopes, memorandums, reports, resumes and tables for personal, educational and business uses.  There is a strong focus on improving communication skills.

Students will also develop an awareness and understanding of application software and equipment used by employees to perform tasks in business, marketing, and management.  Students will apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations using a variety of software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and desktop publishing.  Students will explore topics related to computer concepts, hardware and software, operating systems, telecommunications and emerging technologies.  The development of employable skills, as well as transition skills will be included in the course.