Information Processing Contacts
- Professor: Sheley Little (M. Little)
- Assistant Professor: Karen Parks
Information Processing Links
This certificate is designed for students in any field who want to pass all seven examinations that are part of the International Computer Driving License (ICDL). In these courses, students will learn the terminology used in the world of computers and the World Wide Web. Then students will learn how to create files using a word processor, a spreadsheet, a database, a digital presentation package, and a Web page creation tool. Students who complete these courses should be prepared to take all seven examinations from ICDL.
Computer skills and experience are needed for office and administrative assistants, information technicians, insurance agents, retail clerks, and office clerks. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2008-2018) figures, job demands in these areas will grow 11.0% annually and will continue to exceed the number of available and trained workers.
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate proficiency in Windows operating system commands, programs, file and folder management, storage, and utilities.
- identify problems, projects, presentations, and assignments and design appropriate software solutions or tools.
- evaluate effectiveness of software solutions and implement suitable software changes, enhancements, or improvements.
- design and implement data management systems involving queries, data entry, screen, forms, tables, reports, and labels.
- create presentations with common presentation software.
- identify Internet laws, guidelines, and security and privacy issues.
- explain and show how to use the World Wide Web for sending and receiving mail, searching for information, using on-line directories, and transferring files from/to the Web to/from the personal computer.
- create a word processing document, a spreadsheet that calculates values, a memo or report, a report from a database, and a Web page using the appropriate software tools.
- explain what the most common software tools are called and what use they have including listing the most common filename extensions.
The Certificate may be obtained by completion of the required program with grades of “C” or better or equivalent.