Academic Year 2015/2016 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Simona Maria Porto
Credit Value: 5
Taught classes: 16 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course aims at enabling students to acquire the skills needed to use the personal computer, write and edit a text, create spreadsheets, send email, use the network resources and the internet. In addition, the course enables students to learn the basic functions of a computer-aided design software for the creation of technical drawings.

Detailed Course Content

Principles of computer operations: bits and bytes, the binary system. Architecture of the computer: central processing unit, evolution of microprocessors, memory, other types of memory (cache, buffers, virtual memory), storage devices, expansion slots, and communication ports, input devices and output devices.

Computer networks and Internet: lan, internet protocols (http, ftp, pop3, smtp), the isdn and adsl.

Windows: starting and stopping of the system, managing windows, run and find files, control panel, explorer, copy, delete and file sharing, guidance, create shortcuts, accessories, print management.

Autocad: the toolbars, the menu bar, command line, the status bar. Layers, the choice of colors, line types. Open and save a drawing. Line and polyline. Polygon, circle, and arc. The object snap, ortho. The commands offset, cut, copy, move, rotate, cima and fillet. Display (zoom, pan, redraw, and regenerate). Printing. Graphic formats.

Word: opening and closing the program, file management (new, open, close, save, save as), find and replace, type of page view, print preview, customize the toolbar, undo, copy, paste, and paste special, cut, insert (image, formula, tables, footnotes, page numbers, symbol), select text and move blocks to move and copy, text formatting (bold, italic, underlined, capital letters, font, font size, superscript and subscript, line spacing, alignment and justification, hyphenation, copy format, tabs, bullets). Models. Styles. Headers and footers. Check spelling and grammar. Setting the document. Print. Tables. Design tools. Importing objects. Graphic formats.

Excel: opening and closing the program, file management (new, open, close, save, save as), the menu view, page break preview, custom toolbar, data entry, data types, inserting formulas, selection (cells , rows, columns, non-contiguous areas), change size, align text in a cell, copy, move, delete, find and replace, sort data, references (absolute, relative and mixed), the sum function, the function media, document layout, and print setting. Wizard of the graph, chart types (bar, line, pie, scatter), complex graphics.

Textbook Information

1. Mario R. Storchi. Nuova ECDL – Modulo 1: Concetti di base del computer. Edizioni Manna, 2013.

2. Luigi Santapaga, Matteo Trasi. Autocad 2015 pocket. Apogeo, 2014.

3. Raffaella Rossini. Microsoft Word 2010 pocket. Apogeo, 2010.

4. Saverio Rubini. Microsoft Excel 2010 pocket. Apogeo, 2010.