BCIS 1305

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. Any required prerequisites: 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.

      Measurements of outcomes are through student discussion. Applications are with rubrics.

  1. Major Course Requirements
    1. MYITLAB
    2. Proctored Mid-Term and Final Exam
  2. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. MyITLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Exploring with Technology In Action, 12/E - ISBN-10:0134139267. ISBN-13:9780134139265
  3. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates
    1. Course Catalog
  4. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Logon instructions for MYITLAB.

Week 2

TIA – Chapter 1

Week 3

Word: Chapter 1

Week 4

Word: Chapter 2

Week 5

Word: Chapter 3

Week 6

TIA – Chapter 2

Week 7

TIA – Chapter 2

Week 8

Excel: Chapter 1 Introduction to Excel

Week 9

TIA – Chapter 4

Week 10

TIA – Chapter 5

Week 11

Access  - Chapter 1

Week 12

TIA – Ethics Chapter and Project Due

Week 13

TIA – Chapter 7

Week 14

Chapter 1 Introduction to PowerPoint

Week 15

Chapter 1 Introduction to PowerPoint

Final Review

Week 16

Final Exam

***Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.




Weekly Assignments









Mid- Term & Final Exam








Last Modified: August 24, 2016