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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

COSC 00102 :INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (30/30;CF 3.0)

COSC 00102 :Introduction To Computer Applications (30/30;CF 3.0)

COURSE PURPOSE: The main objective of this course is to equip students with a working knowledge of general purpose computer applications.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to use common general purpose computer applications.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use operating system features
  • Demonstrate knowledge of internet and applications involved

COURSE CONTENT DESCRIPTION:

General introduction to microcomputers, operating systems, Word processing: Introduction, general features of word processing, document formatting. Printing. Proof reading and spell checking. Mail merge. Spreadsheets: Introduction.Definitions. Worksheet and workbook, data entry, data analysis, formulae and functions, graphs, sorting. Power point. Powerpoint concepts, features, and applications. Internet. Development, services, web browsers, search engines, Browsing/Surfing, , Portals, Blogs, Electronic mail, Sending/Receiving, cc, bcc, attachment;

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Lectures, practicals, group discussions, demonstration.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT

Projector, elearning platform ,Computer with ms-office,Hand-outs  and Felt Pens.

EVALUATION

Assessment Marks
CAT’s & Assignment 30%
Final exam 70%
Pass Mark 50%

REFERENCES

  • Onunga J. (1999), Introduction to microcomputers and programming, Mariwa publishers, Nairobi
  • Jose Daminien(2013)Introduction to Computers and Application Software, TCI Edition, Jones &Bartlett learning.
  • Garley B.(2014)Introduction to Computers Application and concept, Cenage.
  • June J. et al (2010). Practical Miscrosoft Office 2010, Cengage learning.
  • June J. et al (2013). Practical Miscrosoft Office 2013, Cengage learning.
  • Misty Vermaat (2013), Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2013: A Fundamental Combined Approach, Cengage learning.

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