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BIT 0010 Computer Fundamentals

This hands-on class focuses on the components of a personal computer, an introduction to the Windows environment, and use of the mouse and understanding icons, buttons, and menus. Also includes file management including creating directories, copying and moving files, and changing and enhancing desktop features. The Internet and Sinclair's Learning Management System will be explored. Students with little or no current computer skills will find this fundamental course helpful. Note: As with all courses that begin with a zero, this course is developmental in nature. Credits earned in developmental courses will not apply to the overall program hours.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Business Information Systems
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Identify and describe the components of a computer system.
  • Identify and explain basic system software uses, define operating system terminology, and demonstrate use of the graphical user interface. Describe basic security components and their functions.
  • Utilize various features of Sinclair's Learning Management System including e-mail, discussion forums, assignment dropboxes, and the calendar.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create, save, modify, move, and rename computer files.
  • Define basic Internet terminology and utilize various Web browsers. Develop effective search strategies using search engines. Develop appropriate email netiquette to include composing and responding to email, forwarding messages, and appropriate email management. Demonstrate ability to manage attachments.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3