Understanding Computers
Course Number:   DCHSP3404

Course Overview
FormatDelivery What's This?
StructureComplete What's This?
InstitutionPenn Foster Virtual High School
SubjectComputer Science and Technology
Education LevelHigh School
Credit Equivalent 1/2
ScheduleSelf Paced
End Dateup to three months
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Course Fee$429
Registration Due DateAnytime

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Course Description
Students study the basic features and some advanced features of Microsoft Word 2003, Microsoft PowerPoint 2003, and Microsoft Excel 2003. The course uses step-by-step tutorials to teach the basics of these programs. Lessons are designed with project-based activities and hands-on practice.

Students will study what a computer is and the skills, knowledge, and tools necessary to use one. Students study hardware, including processing and memory devices, storage devices, and input and output devices; system software and application software; computer networks; the Internet and the World Wide Web; network and Internet security; multimedia and the Web; e-commerce; computer security and privacy; intellectual property rights; ethics; health-oriented and equal access issues; and the impact of computers on the environment.

Self Paced Scheduling Information
Penn Foster Virtual High School courses need to be completed on a PC.

Delivery Method

  • Internet

Course Materials
Penn Foster Virtual High School will have course materials, if any, shipped directly to students. There is no additional cost for course materials.

Delivery : This is a virtual course delivered entirely by an established education organization, including a virtual instructor, to students and educators.

Complete : This is the complete version of the virtual course.

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