Enroll in Computing for College and Careers with Dolphin STEM Academy
This one-semester course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand the
basic computer skills required during your college education and when pursuing a career. This
course has 20 lessons organized into five units, plus five Unit Activities. Each lesson contains
one or more Lesson Activities.
This course will cover basic computer hardware and software and productivity applications such
as word processing software, spreadsheet software, and presentation software. This course
also covers the Internet and emerging technologies.
You will submit the Unit Activity documents to your teacher, and you will grade your work in the
Lesson Activities by comparing them with given sample responses. The Unit Activities
(submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are the major components of
this course. There are other assessment components, namely the mastery test questions that
feature along with the lesson; the pre- and post-test questions that come at the beginning and
end of the unit respectively, and an end-of-semester test. All of these tests are a combination of
simple multiple-choice questions and technology enhanced (TE) questions.
This course will help you meet the following goals:
Explore the basics of computer hardware and software.
Familiarize yourself with the emerging technologies in the field of computers.
Learn about the different career choices in the field of computers.
Learn how to use word processing software to create, enhance, and review documents.
Learn how to use spreadsheet software to present data in the form of tables, graphs, and charts.
Learn how to use presentation software to create, enhance, and customize slideshows with
the help of graphics and illustrations.
Explore the role and use of the Internet and its various applications.
Learn how to browse and communicate through the Internet.
Explore the various security risks and concerns associated with the use of computers.