First Semester-ND | Computer Science

i. Course Information Course Code: COM 115 Course Title: Introduction to Application Package 1 Credit Units: 3 Credit Units Year of Study: One Semester: First ii. Course Introduction and Description This course is designed to introduce the student to basic computer packages. On completion of this course, you should be able to explain what Application Packages and their functions are. Understand and make use of various computer Application packages like word processing, spreadsheet and presentation package. You will also learn the basic typing skills.

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Course Information

Course Code: COM 115

Course Title: Introduction to Application Package 1

Credit Units: 3 Credit Units

Year of Study: One

Semester: First


Course Introduction and Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic computer packages. On completion of this course, you should be able to explain what Application Packages and their functions are. Understand and make use of various computer Application packages like word processing, spreadsheet and presentation package. You will also learn the basic typing skills.


Course Prerequisites

To be qualified for this course, you are required to have the following:

  1. 5      credits in “O” level credits including Physics, English and Mathematics
  2. Satisfactory      level of English proficiency
  3. Basic      Computer Operations proficiency


Course Textbook(S)

UNESCO-NIGERIA TECHNICAL & VOCATIONAL EDUCATION REVITALISATION PROJECT-PHASE II. (2008). COMPUTER PACKAGES 1 COURSE CODE: COM123. December, 1–86.

DEITEL, H. M., & DEITEL, B. (1995). Introduction to Software. Computers and Data Processing, 183-183a. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-209010-3.50014-1

Missouri Job Center. (2016). BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS WORKSHOP Computer Keyboard Key Explanations. 5627, 1–3.

Montclair State University (2016) ‘Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016’, Lecture Note, pp. 1–8.

Kennesaw State University (2016) ‘Microsoft Office Word 2016 for Windows Introduction to Word University’, University Information Technology Services Learning.

Burke County Public Library. (2010). Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint. Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint. www.bcpls.org


Course Objectives and Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Discuss Application Packages, Apps and their functions

2. Understand Basic Typing Skills

3. Describe Word Processing Package and how to work with it.

4. Describe Spreadsheet Package and how to work with it.

5. Understand Presentation Package and how to use it.


Activities to Meet Course Objectives

The Course Material is written in a simple, clear and concise manner that will assist and enable you to understand this course very well. Relevant sites and standard references have been provided for you. There is going to be a lot of chatting and online interaction in this class through the Learning Management System (L.M.S), WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram. There will be individual assignments and group assignments. All assignments are due at the times slated. No late assignment will be entertained or accepted from you and hence, be very serious with your study. Completion and timely submission of assignments will also serve as part of your assessment. You are expected to read this course material thoroughly and understand very well. You will also be exposed to practical classes within a specific time during the semester. You are also expected to have software applications on your mobile phones like WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram, a working email address and a phone number so that you can chats, interact and share ideas with each other. Please do not hesitate to contact your teacher through email, phone numbers and social media platforms. We will like you to succeed in this class and also in your future Endeavour. Thank you and God bless.


Course Currilcum

    • STUDY SESSION 1: System Software, Program Generators, Applications Packages and Apps. 00:30:00
    • STUDY SESSION 2: Various types of Application software and the tasks for which they are suited 00:30:00
    • STUDY SESSION 3: Acquisition, Installing, deleting and recover of an Application 00:30:00
    • STUDY SESSION 4 The strengths and weaknesses of apps and applications 00:30:00
    • SECT 4. SELF ASSESSMENT 1 week, 3 days
    • STUDY SESSION 1: The process of using keyboard for typing & Using the Mouse 00:30:00
    • STUDY SESSION 2: Functions of keyboard in Typing 00:30:00
    • STUDY SESSION 3 Positioning Fingers on Keyboard 00:30:00
    • STUDY SESSION 1: Introduction to Word Processor 00:30:00
    • STUDY SESSION 2: Process of Microsoft Word (MS Word) 00:30:00
    • STUDY SESSION 3: Working with word, creating new document and tables in Microsoft word 00:30:00
    • STUDY SESSION 4: Creating tables in Microsoft word Unlimited
    • SESSION 4,SELF ASSESSMENT 7 days
    • STUDY SESSION 5: Advance Word processing activities such as formatting 00:30:00
    • SESSION 5, SELF ASSESSMENT 7 days
    • STUDY SESSION 6: Advance word processing activities: Text manipulation 00:30:00
    • SECTION 6,SELF ASSESSMENT 7 days
    • STUDY SESSION 1: Introduction to Spreadsheet Package Unlimited
    • SELF ASSESSMENT COM 115 7 days
    • STUDY SESSION 2 Uses of Spreadsheet package 00:30:00
    • ASSIGNMENT 1 7 days
    • STUDY SESSION 3 Process of carrying out basic spreadsheet operation Unlimited
    • STUDY SESSION 4 Spreadsheet arithmetic and relational operators 00:30:00
    • EXCEL SELF ASSESSMENT 7 days
    • STUDY SESSION 5 Using spreadsheet for statistical function 00:30:00
    • THIS SECTION ASSESSMENT 7 days
    • STUDY SESSION 6: Solving problems using Statistical functions 00:30:00
    • THIS MODULE ASSESSMENT 00:30:00
    • STUDY SESSION 7: Using accounting functions on spreadsheet to solving problems 00:30:00
    • THIS MODULE ASSESSMENT Q1 7 days
    • STUDY SESSION 1: Introduction to Presentation Packages 00:30:00
    • POWERPOINT SEL-ASSESSMENT 1 7 days
    • STUDY SESSION 2: Using Presentation Package to prepare presentation 00:40:00
    • POWERPOINT SELF-ASSESSMENT 2 7 days
    • STUDY SESSION 3: INSERTING ANIMATION MULTIMEDIA OBJECTS ON SLIDES 00:40:00
    • pprt self assessment 7 days
    • STUDY SESSION 4: Apply transitions to slides, sharing presentations and publish slides. 00:30:00
    • PPT SELF ASSESSMENT 7 days
    • STUDY SESSION 5: Types of files Compatible with presentation 00:30:00
    • PPT5 SELF ASSESSMENT 1 week, 3 days

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