CS 103

Introduction to Computers


This is an introductory course to the Personal Computer (PC) and computer application programs. The course covers the basics of a PC system, the Microsoft Windows Operating System, and common Microsoft Office Applications: Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), PowerPoint (presentation graphics), and Access (databases). Local area networks, the Internet, and the World Wide Web will also be covered. This course is a prerequisite to all other computer related courses at the college.


Read before Class Syllabus

pp. 73 through 112 Word Processing 1 Slides
Due February 6 Assignment 1: Word – Chapter 1

pp. 121 through 167 Word Processing 2 Slides
Due February 13 Assignment 2: Word – Chapter 2

pp. 175-187, 225-254 Word Processing 3&4 Slides
Due February 27 Assignment 3: Word – Chapter 3&4

On Feb. 27(MW) and Feb. 29 (F) EXAM 1: MS Word

pp. 889 through 909 Computer Hardware Slides
pp. 910 through 944 Computer Software Slides
Due Mar. 12 Assignment 4: Shopping for a Computer

pp. 1 through 48 Operating Systems Slides
Due Mar. 31 Assignment 5: Using Windows XP O.S.

pp. 825 through 864 Internet and the WWW
Due Apr. 11 Assignment 6: Internet and WWW

On Apr. 14 (MW) or Apr. 11 (F) EXAM 2: Hardware, Software, OS, Internet

p. 281 through 355Spreadsheet 1 Slides
Due Due Apr. 23 Assignment 7: Excel Chap. 1 & 2

pp. 389-429, 464-482 Spreadsheet 2 Slides
Due Apr. 30 Assignment 8: Excel Chap. 3

On Apr. 30 (MW) or May 2 (F) EXAM 3: Excel

pp. 705-758PowerPoint Slides
Due last Class or Final Exam TimeAssignment 9: PowerPoint

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TextbookThe Exploring Series, Microsoft Office 2003,
Vol. 1, 2nd Edition

Authors: Robert T. Grauer
and Maryann Barber
Publisher: Prentice Hall, 2006
ISBN: 0132210703

Textbook web site - www.prenhall.com/grauer


AVG Antivirus - Freeware Antivirus Program

ClamWin Antivirus - Opensource Freeware Antivirus

Spybot Search and Destroy - Freeware Antispyware

Izarc File Compression Utility - OpenSource Freeware

OpenOffice - Office Suite that is OpenSource Freeware

WinSCP FTP Client - Freeware

PhotoFiltre - Freeware Image Editor 1.5 MByte Download

Mozilla Firefox Browser - Freeware advanced browser

SnapFiles Freeware - Excellent freeware source

Course Materials