Industrial Computing

In this course the student will study computer hardware, operating systems, networking and basic Microsoft Applications. There will be a heavy focus on internet basics, and how to use the computer as an information tool, as well as to setup and manage an email account. There will be heavy focus on cloud computing, using the cloud to store files, as well as basic cloud based applications. Students will also learn the basics of networking hardware, and how to do basic network troubleshooting. There will also be a section on securing a computer from viruses and malware, as well as protecting personal information when working with a computer online. After completing this course the student will: 1. Identify and explain the purpose of ports, devices and internal subsystem of a PC computer. 2. Install applications, drivers and updates to a PC computer system. 3. Manipulate windows explorer to create, move & delete, files & folders on a PC system. 4. Utilize multiple browsers to navigate the internet and retrieve information. 5. Create and manage a Gmail account to manage data and information. 6. Create and configure MS Word files that will include a table and graphics. 7. Create and configure MS PowerPoint files that will include bullets, text and graphics. 8. Create and configure MS Excel files that will include formulas, functions and referencing. 9. Utilize database components to access data from a MS Access database. 10. Manage the data storage functions in Google Drive. 11. Download and configure cloud based applications such as Dropbox and Evernote. 12. Identify and explain all the hardware for a wired and wireless Ethernet network. 13. Troubleshoot an Ethernet network using diagnostics and network commands. 14. Identify the ways that spyware and viruses are spread and the actions that can be taken to mitigate the risks. 15. Identify and explain the application of various portable devices
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Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Other Material Types:
Assessment Tool, Assignment, Illustration/Graphic, Photographic Image - Instructional, Presentation, Quiz/Test, Simulation, Syllabus, Workshop and Training Material, Video - Instructional
Northwest State Community College
Funding Source:
Computing, virtual machine, ethernet

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Regional employer partners contributed to the development and review of these courses. Competencies were identified by employer partners, and curriculum was vetted by industry partners.
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Miscellaneous Manufacturing (339)
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations (49-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians (47)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Credential
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Quality Matters
Course Note:
Industrial Automation Maintenance


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  • Text Access - Text to Speech
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  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Layout - Page numbers match printed material
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Order - Digital resource layout
  • Structural Markup - Navigation Text
  • Structural Markup - Lists
  • Structural Markup - eReader application
  • Table Markup
  • Hyperlinks Rendered As Active
  • Colors Compatible With Assistive Technology
  • Contrast Ratio of at Least 4.5:1.
  • Language - Markup
  • Language - Passage Markup
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  • Decorative Images Marked With Null Alt Text
  • Complex Images, Charts, and Graphs Have Text Descriptions
  • Synchronized Text Track
  • Transcript Provided With Audio Content
  • Audio/Video Delivered Via Media Player
  • Non Flickering Content
  • STEM Content (e.g. Mathematics, Chemistry) Markup
  • STEM - Notation markup
  • Interactive - Keyboard
  • Interactive - Markup
  • Interactive - Text prompts

Copyright / Licensing

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