Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
CAS 103
Course Title:
Introduction to Windows
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Course Description

Introduces the Microsoft Windows operating system on personal computers. Includes file management, basic word processing, accessories, and introduction to the PCC portal. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:
1. Use file management skills to organize and maintain  files on a computer.
2. Use a Windows-based operating system to perform basic computer tasks.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

This is a Pass/No Pass course with a letter grade option. Students may change to the letter grade option through MyPCC. Students must choose before the completion of 80% of the class.

A grade will be issued based on:

  • Completion of all assigned units.
  • Completion of a File Management Performance Test.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

  • Computer and Operating System Terminology
  • Navigation skills
  • File Management
  • Introduction to the PCC Portal

Competencies, Skills

  • Introduce the Windows Interface
  • Cut/Copy/Paste
  • File management, including search, sort, copy, move, delete, rename, and create files and folders
  • File management hierarchy and use of Computer function
  • Save and Save As
  • Navigation skills, including mouse, gestures or other selecting tools
  • Help features
  • Interface personalization
  • Other related topics