BU-850: Fundamentals of Microsoft Windows

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BU-850 Fundamentals of Microsoft Windows

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 lab hours

Credits: 1

Course Description in college catalog:

This course covers the features of Microsoft Windows for office applications. Desktop, file, program and printer management are included. The Windows accessory programs and the system files will be presented.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

Certificate - Office Administration Assistant

Certificate - Healthcare Administration

Certificate Program in Health Care Office Administration: Managing, Coding, and Billing­

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Efficiently use the Windows file system to organize data

  2. Use Windows Internet Explorer for research

  3. Customize Windows software and hardware to meet individual needs

  4. Maintain the Windows operating system and the File System

  5. Customize the Desktop and the Taskbar

  6. Launch, install and uninstall application programs

  7. Do research using the Internet Explorer and Windows Help and Support

  8. Use the application packages that are part of Windows

  9. Create and edit documents, pictures, and music Libraries

  10. Create, copy, rename, backup, and delete folders/files

  11. Maintain the Recycle Bin

  12. Make informed decisions regarding the files in the Windows system folder

  13. Maintain email, calendar, and contacts

  14. Use security software

  15. Analyze computer networking and setup hardware

Program-specific outcomes

Apply technical skills and use advanced office software to create and edit business documents.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Chapter Audio Dictation/Transcription exercises

  2. Weekly/Biweekly evaluation of transcription and document formatting exercise

  3. English proficiency and grammar skill tests

  4. Professional Job Search Assignment—Letter and Resume Format

  5. Dictation/Transcription/Proofreading Final—Letter and Memo Format

  6. Timed-writing Evaluation

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Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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