BCIS 1305
BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description: Computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems relating to the business environment. The main focus of this course is on business applications of software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet.
    2. Required Prerequisite: None
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the fundamentals of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure components: hardware, software, and data communications systems.
    2. Explain the guiding principles of professional behavior in computing.
    3. Demonstrate proper file management techniques to manipulate electronic files and folders in a local and networked environment.
    4. Use business productivity software to manipulate data and find solutions to business problems.
    5. Explain the concepts and terminology used in the operation of application systems in a business environment.
    6. Identify emerging technologies for use in business applications.
    7. Complete projects that integrate business software applications.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1. The final exam must be proctored. (ask your instructor for more details)
    2. Students will be allowed to use the one sheet study sheet provided by instructor for the final exam
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1. Lab Assignments          45%
    2. Attendance                    20%
    3. Final                              35%
  5. Information on Books
    1. Required Book: MyITLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Exploring Office 2013 with Technology In Action, 12/E - ISBN-10:0134139267. ISBN-13:9780134139265
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates. Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam Schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal Information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Class Attendance
    7. Student with disabilities

Course Content

 

Logon instructions for MYITLAB & getting started with labs

 

Chapter 1

Technology In Action

Chapter 1: Using Technology to Change the World

Chapter 1

Exploring Office 2013: Word

Introduction to Word: Organizing a Document

Chapter 2

Exploring Office 2013: Word

Document Presentation: Editing and Formatting

Chapter 3

Exploring Office 2013: Word

Document Productivity: Working with Tables and Mail Merge

Chapter 2

Technology In Action

Chapter 2: Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts

Chapter 1

Exploring Office 2013: Excel

Introduction to Excel: What is a Spreadsheet?

Chapter 4

Technology In Action

Chapter 4: Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play

Chapter 5

Technology In Action

Chapter 5: System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management

Chapter 1

Exploring Office 2013: Access

Introduction to Access: Finding Your Way Through an Access Database

Ethics Chapter

Technology In Action

Technology in Focus: Information Technology Ethics

Chapter 7

Technology In Action

Chapter 7: Networking: Connecting Computing Devices

Chapter 1

Exploring Office 2013: PowerPoint

PowerPoint Chapter 1 - Introduction to PowerPoint: Creating a Basic Presentation

***Disclaimer: Assignments due to change by instructor

 

 

Last Modified: October 9, 2017