OLS 140 Introduction To Computers • 2 Cr.


Develops basic skills in touch keyboarding and data entry for personal and workplace use. Structured to accommodate special needs learners. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program. Course is graded Credit/No Credit.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate accuracy typing letters, numbers, and symbols fluently by touch.
  • Demonstrate an increase in keyboarding speed and accuracy.
  • Identify and use Microsoft Word to create basic documents.
  • Navigate and work with files and folders in multiple windows and demonstrate the use of shortcut keys to do so.
  • Explain and use accessibility features within Microsoft Windows.
  • Compare Assistive Technology devices and programs.
  • Use student e-mail account and MyBC student portal to access and retrieve information.
  • Identify basic operations of a personal computer system.
  • Organize and manage files on portable memory devices in the Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Navigate the World Wide Web for workplace purposes