This course introduces the student to information systems and information literacy concepts that are needed in the day-to-day academic course of study. Basic skills are developed using library, research, and office productivity software. The student learns computer file management by organizing, managing and printing files; creating, editing, and formating documents using a word processor; planning, developing and validating basic work sheets such as editing cells, employing formulas using a spreadsheet,; building basic slide presentations using headings, key phrases, notes and displaying the presentation using presentation software; applying user level security such as selecting passwords and securing the desktop; and using electronic mail to send and receive messages and attach documents. Information literacy concepts such as accessing information using library databases and the Internet and evaluating sources to determine validity and reliability of material are also part of this course. (Formerly MCT 103)
For INFO 1001, the student needs to have a working knowledge of order of operations, fractions/decimals, percents, and translation of story problems into a workable formula. 20 wpm keyboarding skill recommended.
RDLS 130A and RDLS 130B are one credit hour class options to take before INFO 1001 for the person with little or no computer experience. These classes focus on a very basic introduction to microcomputer usage and computer programs. Refer to page XXX for more complete course descriptions.
For the on-line sections of INFO 1001 (WA, WW...) and the Instructor Led Lab sections (IL, IP,... section), the student needs a basic knowledge of computers. The student who has never used a computer or the Internet on a regular basis should consider taking the class in traditional classroom format.
Course is offered On-line