Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   ELA Computer Basics

 Title Abbreviation:   ELA COMPUTER BASICS

 Department:    ELA

 Course #:    24

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    320304

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Introduction to basic computer skills for ELA students who are novice computer users. Through a hands-on approach, understand common computer terms, develop navigation skills with the keyboard and mouse, manage electronic files, send and receive e-mail, locate information on the World Wide Web, and explore e-learning tools. English language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) will be taught in the context of using a personal computer.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define common computer terms.
  2. Use a mouse and keyboard to navigate on a computer.
  3. Open and use basic application software (notepad, WordPad, Paint, WORD etc.).
  4. Save files to and retrieve files from storage devices.
  5. Create folders to manage the storage of electronic files.
  6. Move and copy electronic files from one location to another.
  7. Create back-up copies of electronic files.
  8. Set up an e-mail account (for those who don't already have one).
  9. Send, receive, and manage electronic communications.
  10. Send e-mail messages with attachments.
  11. Use web browser software to locate information on the World Wide Web.
  12. Use popular search engines to conduct Internet searches.
  13. Use e-learning tools available through a learning management system.
  14. Improve English language skills as they relate to the use of personal computers.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Improvement of general English language skills in the context of the use of personal computers.
  2. Common computer terms.
  3. Mouse and keyboard navigation.
  4. Basic software applications.
  5. File Management.
  6. Internet navigation.