- Name: Using Windows
- Division: Career & Technical Education
- Discipline: Computer & Office Technology
- Units (Credits): 3.00 - 9.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Covers how the Windows Graphic User Interface is used, how to customize Windows and how to use the various accessories and parts of the Windows program.
II: Course Objectives
COT 204 Covers how the window Graphic User Interface is used, how to customize windows and how to use the various accessories and parts of the Windows program.
- Log on and off windows XP
- Work with a mouse.
- Identify Windows components
- Manage Desktop items.
- Understand the Recycle Bin
- Shut down the computer.
- Open and maneuver in the Control Panel window.
- Set display options.
- Modify taskbar options.
- Set regional settings, including date and time.
- Adapt mouse responses to your personal requirements.
- Manage printers.
- Look at contents of disk drives on a computer.
- Determine disk capacities.
- Understand the alternative ways to arrange items on the screen.
- Create and manage folders and subfolders for efficient file organization and recovery.
- Understand, create, and manage shortcuts.
- Work with the Recycle Bin
- Use the Search Companion tool to locate files and folders.
- Explore the help and Support Center window.
- Get assisted support
- Use the Help index
- Search for help.
- Take the Windows XP tour.
- Open and close an application.
- Preview WordPad, Notepad, and Paint accessory applications.
- Learn to use the Windows Calculator.
- Save, open, and print documents.
- Fax from your computer.
- Handle and no responsive application.
- Use the windows clipboard.
- Work with linked and embedded objects.
- Set up an internet connection.
- Connect to a dial-up connection.
- Browse and search the Web with Internet Explorer 6.
- Set and use Favorites.
- Review your Web usage history.
- Set content restrictions.
- Modify Internet Explorer options.
- Work with MSN Explorer.
- Create e-mail accounts.
- Create and send e-mail.
- Attach a file to an e-mail.
- Receive and manage e-mail
- Save e-mail addresses in an address book.
- Subscribe to a newsgroup.
III: Course Linkage
The mission of this course is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a chosen field of study.
COT 204 – addresses the following AAS degree student learning outcomes. Students who complete programs in occupational areas are expected to demonstrate they:
- Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
- Develop an appreciation of the importance of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues.
- Are able to acquire the skills and perform the tasks necessary to achieve employment or career enhancement
- Can present themselves effectively to a potential employer.
- Utilize effective communication skills and available resources to remain current in their chosen occupational field.
Scheduled COT-204 classes:
There are currently no COT-204 classes scheduled for this term.