WTTP 2291
Computers in Industry

1.0 Credit


This course introduces the student to the components of a computerized system. The understanding of the personal computer will help the student understand other micro processed-based control equipment as well as how to use the personal computer more effectively. The course topics will cover the personal computer hardware, operating system and typical software applications found in industry.

Delivery Method



Industry experience or completion of level three portion of the Water Treatment Technology program.


  • Describe a computer and its basic hardware components
  • Describe the computer operating system
  • Use the basic features of Windows operating systems
  • Operate Windows to manage files and folders
  • Operate work processing software
  • Operate spreadsheet software
  • Operate drawing software
  • Understand the basics of the Internet

Course Outline

  • Hardware components
  • Operating system
  • Files and folders
  • Word processing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Drawing software
  • Internet

Maximum Completion

30 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

There is no textbook for this course.

Additional Requirements

Computer with Internet required.

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.


In order to complete this course successfully, students must obtain at least 50% on the final mandatory examination and in the course overall.

Students taking this course and applying it towards a Certificate I, II, or III or Water Treatment Diploma must obtain a minimum 60% average in the course overall to meet program requirements.

Your final assessment will be determined on the following basis.

Final Exam 100%