Duration: 700 HOURS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Computer Applications (Skill Development)

Course Duration: 700 hours (part-time)

Course Objective:

The objective of this course is to equip students with practical skills in computer applications, enabling them to pursue self-employment opportunities. By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of various software applications, internet usage, and programming basics, enabling them to enhance their career growth prospects and establish their own businesses.

Course Overview:

This course provides hands-on training in computer applications necessary for self-employment. Students will learn essential software tools, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), image editing software (Photoshop), web development (HTML), and database management (SQL and Oracle). Additionally, foundational knowledge on number systems, fonts, and operating systems will be covered to provide a solid understanding of computer fundamentals.

Course Teaching Methodology:

The course will employ a combination of theoretical lectures, practical sessions, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises to ensure a comprehensive learning experience. Students will have access to computer labs with the necessary software installed, allowing them to practice and reinforce their skills. Assignments and projects will be given to assess students' understanding and practical application of the concepts learned.

Importance for Learner in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

1.     Enhancing Employability: The course equips students with practical computer skills, making them highly employable in various industries that require computer proficiency.

2.     Self-Employment Opportunities: By acquiring a diverse set of computer application skills, students can establish their own businesses, offering services like document preparation, data management, graphic design, and web development.

3.     Entrepreneurial Skills: The course instills entrepreneurial thinking, empowering students to identify and capitalize on emerging opportunities in the digital age.

4.     Flexibility and Remote Work: Proficiency in computer applications allows individuals to work remotely and independently, providing flexibility and work-life balance.

5.     Value Addition: Computer literacy is considered a basic requirement in today's job market. By completing this course, students gain a competitive advantage and can command higher salaries or freelance rates.

Syllabus (subject to modification based on learner/location requirements):

Module 1: Computer Fundamentals

·         Introduction to Computers

·         Understanding Number Systems

·         Operating Systems (DOS and Windows)

·         Fonts and Typography

Module 2: Microsoft Office Suite

·         MS Word: Word Processing and Formatting

·         MS Excel: Spreadsheets and Data Analysis

·         MS PowerPoint: Presentation Design and Delivery

·         MS Access: Database Creation and Management

Module 3: Image Editing

·         Introduction to Photoshop

·         Basic Image Editing Techniques

·         Creating Graphics and Designs

Module 4: Web Development

·         HTML: Introduction to Web Development

·         Designing Web Pages

·         Website Structure and Navigation

Module 5: Database Management

·         Introduction to Databases

·         Basic SQL: Querying and Data Manipulation

·         Basic Oracle: Database Creation and Management

Note: Each module will include practical exercises, hands-on projects, and assessments to reinforce learning and assess students' progress.

Please note that the syllabus can be customized based on the requirements and specific needs of the learners or the location. The above syllabus provides a comprehensive foundation in computer applications and is designed to benefit Indian students pursuing self-employment.

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