Internet and Computing

Course Number: SIT-001
Course Hours: 50
Assigned Course Preparation Hours: 12

Course Description

This course introduces students to fundamental internet and computing skills, including the use of Microsoft Office applications. Topics include computer hardware, the Windows operating system, file management, networking, system updates, and using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and (optionally) Access.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the basic parts of computer hardware.
  2. Create Microsoft Word documents.
  3. Create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  4. Create Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows.

Educational Resources

This course utilizes NTI and TestOut materials.


Refer to the Student Catalog and Handbook for the full list of policies.

Assessment Weights

Course Grade

Participation 10%
Practicums: 25%
Mid-term: 25%
Final: 40%

Preparation Grade

Students are expected to complete end-of-chapter exercises, and to maintain a journal of their work for which they receive a pass/fail grade.

Course Outline

ModuleTopicDuration (hours)Practicum
1Computing Basics8P1
2Microsoft Word13P2
Mid-term Exam1
3Microsoft Excel13P3
4Microsoft PowerPoint12P4
Typing Test2P5
Final Exam1