Course Number & Name:  CIS 131 Micro Computers in Business

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours: 3.0           Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ENG 096 or ENG 101 or ESL 105 AND ESL 106 or placement
Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: An introduction to personal computers, this course is specifically designed for students who have had some or little experience using the personal computer. The topics covered are designed to prepare the student for further study of computer-related courses and the more immediate word processing assignments in college courses. The class utilizes hands-on lab experiences to ensure that these important computer concepts are thoroughly understood. Included in this course is an overview of the microcomputer applications software package, Microsoft Office 2007. The focus of the course will include an introduction to Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. [Note: CIS 131 can be used as a free elective.]

General Education Goals: CIS 131 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Technical Competency.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will use computer systems or other appropriate forms of technology to achieve educational and personal goals.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. describe and demonstrate common computer literacy skills;
  2. explain fundamentals of the internet and perform basic internet skills;
  3. apply specific computer skills to manage and present data and graphics; and
  4. apply specific computer skills to manage, analyze and interpret spreadsheets that store financial data of different forms of businesses.


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