Introduction to Computer Applications

Introduction to Computer Applications Course

Take an accredited Introduction to Computer Applications course entirely online. Get started today for only $225!

The Introduction to Computer Applications course at Northgate Academy is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate and utilize the key computer applications pivotal in today’s digital and professional landscapes. This comprehensive course introduces learners to the fundamentals of computers, including an overview of how they work and their significance in various industries worldwide. Students will gain hands-on experience with three of the most widely used Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, preparing them to communicate effectively, manage data, and present information in a professional manner.

Upon completing the course, students will have achieved several important objectives: they will understand the basics of computer technology, including its applications and the internet’s role in research and workflow. They will also acquire a deep understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, learning not just to use these applications in isolation but also to integrate their functionalities to produce comprehensive, multi-faceted projects. The course aims to ensure students demonstrate proficiency in these applications, setting a strong foundation for further academic pursuits or careers in any field that requires competency in computer applications.

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Introduction to Computer Applications Course Syllabus

This course introduces students to the essential computer applications used in nearly all industries around the world. After completing this course, the student will be prepared to be able to communicate by means of three of the most important computer applications used today: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Textbook: Computer Applications – (Lumen Learning CC BY-SA 4.0)

Course Objectives:

Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:

  • Receive an introduction to computers
  • Relate Internet research to practical work flow
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the three main computer applications
  • Learn how to integrate the products of the three main computer applications
  • Display proficiency using the three main computer applications
Semester A
Chapter 1 – Introduction to Computers
Chapter 2 – Internet Research
Chapter 3 – Microsoft Word Part 1
Chapter 4 – Microsoft Word Part 2
Chapter 5 - Microsoft Word Part 3
Semester B
Chapter 6 - Microsoft Excel Part 1
Chapter 7 - Microsoft Excel Part 2
Chapter 8 - Microsoft PowerPoint Part 1
Chapter 9 - Microsoft PowerPoint Part 1
Chapter 10 - Integration

Grading Scale

A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = under 59%

Grade Weighting

Unit Quizzes……………………….70%
Mid-Term/Final Exams……..30%
Total……………………………………100%

Affordable Monthly Payments

Standard high school courses are priced at an affordable $225 each. This cost-effective rate makes quality accredited education available for everyone.

Getting Started At Northgate Academy Is Easy!

Step 1: Begin The Enrollment Process

Interested students older than 14 can enroll online and start immediately. 

Click the enroll now button below or in the top right corner of our website to head to our Student Information System, called Learn Stage. 

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Step 2: Create Your Learn Stage Account

Next, you'll be asked to create your student account. This starts by entering a valid email address and choosing a secure password. Next, you'll enter essential information, such as your full name, address, and date of birth. On the last page, you will choose your security question. 

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Step 3: Submit Payment

Single course options at Northgate Academy are priced at an affordable $225 each. This gives students the flexibility needed to make our programs work for them.

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Step 4: You're Ready To Start!

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Introduction to Computer Applications Course

Take an accredited Introduction to Computer Applications course entirely online. Get started today for only $225!