BCIS 1405
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. 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.
    8. Measurements of outcomes are through student discussion. Applications are with rubrics.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. MYITLAB
  4.  Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. MYITLAB LICENSE: WITH/ETEXT
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the Catalog
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Getting Started
Logon instructions for MYITLAB.

Week 2

Word: Chapter 1 Introduction to Word

Week 3

Word: Chapter 1 Introduction to Word

Week 4

Word: Chapter 2 Document Presentation

Week 5

Word: Chapter 2 Document Presentation

Week 6

Word: Chapter 3 Collaboration and Research

Week 7

Word: Chapter 3 Collaboration and Research

Week 8

Excel: Chapter 1 Introduction to Excel

Week 9

Excel: Chapter 1 Introduction to Excel

Week 10

Excel: Chapter 2 Formulas and Functions

Week 11

Excel: Chapter 2 Formulas and Functions

Week 12

 Excel: Chapter 3 Charts

Week 13

Excel: Chapter 3 Charts

Week 14

Access: Chapter 1 Introduction to Access

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.

Class/Lab Assignments

60%

Exams

20%

Final Exam

20%

 

Last Modified: August 18, 2015