CCIS1101 This course has been changed to CCIS1102

This course provides the fundamentals of the Windows operating system and is designed to help students become competent users of Windows 10. Students will be able to manage their own desktop or laptop computers, including installing and running applications, managing files, using the Internet and several media features. securing and customizing a computer, while understanding basic system maintenance and troubleshooting.




Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1100 or CPLT1200 or instructor approval

Course Requirements and 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.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify the major elements of a computer operating system
Describe the differences between application and system software
Manage the various features for maneuvering through Windows
Define the basic features of the Desktop and Start Screen
Demonstrate the features provided in Computer and Windows Explorer
Utilize the Control Panel to customize the desktop and computer system
Utilize Windows application programs
Identify strategies for naming files and folders
Explain methodologies that can be used to organize a disk
Examine the features of system maintenance
Utilize a command line interface
Utilize current technological tools
Explore getting troubleshooting help
Explore a variety of networking and media features

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Course Credits section of this syllabus for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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).


Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

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