INTRODUCTION TO MACINTOSH

  • Program: Computer Literacy
  • Course: Introduction to Macintosh
  • Course #: CPLT1200
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This is an introductory course intended to give the student basic knowledge of the Macintosh operating system as well as a general overview of computer components, Microsoft Office Suite for Mac, and (iLife) Apple's Creativity applications. This course will allow the student to explore basic operating system functions, computer components, terminology, file management hierarchy, storage devices, and hardware/software integration. Included in the curriculum is Word's basic editing techniques, tabs, indents and style sheets; PowerPoint's industry standard presentation package and entry level Excel spreadsheet skills. Apple's powerful iLife applications include Photos, iMovie, and GarageBand.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Differentiate operating system components
Identify storage devices
Prepare files and folders
Describe word processing software functions
Utilize document formatting
Construct spreadsheet document
Compare equipment features
Differentiate iLife applications
Summarize presentation software
Acquire resources from the Web

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT0900 or CPLT1000
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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