Jun 19, 2024  
2024-2025 SCC Catalog 
2024-2025 SCC Catalog

CPT 170 - Microcomputer Applications

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Description: This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 032 , MAT 100  and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • The history of the PC
  • Differences among laptop, tablet, desktop and server computers
  • General categories of software programs and applications
  • How operating system software interacts with applications and hardware
  • Digital security risks and cybercrime
  • Types of internet and network attacks
  • Preventing unauthorized computer access and use
  • Network basics
  • Getting started with Windows OS
  • File management
  • Cloud computer and file sharing
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Using email in a professional setting

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Computer with internet access
  • Google Chrome, Java and anti-virus software
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • OneDrive account
  • Access to the college’s portal

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate basic computer concepts.
  2. Demonstrate basic features and uses of the Windows operating system.
  3. Create common business documents utilizing current Microsoft Office applications.
  4. Enter and edit data, work with cell references, effectively use formulas and functions and create and edit charts in an electronic spreadsheet.
  5. Apply current technology to protect digital information. 

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