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Computer Studies

Computer Studies

Computer studies is taught to First Year and Transition Year students.

First Year:

Here the basic elements of computing are taught. These include:

  • Basic Elements of a Computer.
  • Basic Word Processing - Creating new files/Saving files/Printing.
  • An Introduction to Microsoft Publisher.
  • An Introduction to Mavis Beacon - Typing Tutor.

Transition Year:

Transition Year students are offered the European Computer Driving Licence.

The ECDL establishes standards for everyone who uses a computer in either a professional or a personal capacity. It is a certificate that verifies your competence, declares your computer skills, and makes you readily mobile within Irish business and
across the Community

The European Computer Driving Licence builds around a special user-friendly skills card. This card records the skills you demonstrate in each of seven computer-related modules. As you pass each module successfully, the corresponding skill is noted in your card. The final achievement of a full card leads to the award of your licence.

The modules are:

  • Basic Concepts of Information Technology (Module1ExamChecklist)
  • Using a Computer & Managing Files
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases/Filing Systems
  • Presentations & Drawings
  • Information Network Services

Source: http://www.ecdl.ie

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