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IAUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER STUDIES AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY Course Syllabus: BCIS 1305 – Business Computer Applications 29779-006 Online – Summer 2011 Instructor: Dr. Jamie Huckabay Office Telephone: (512) 223-3183 Office Hours: Online only 5:00 – 9:10 pm Monday via Blackboard Email: (Email is the quickest way to contact me) Web page: Blackboard site: Course Description: Computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems relating to the business environment will be covered. The course will also explore business applications of software, including spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, word processing, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet. Pre-requisite: E - Reading and Writing. Required Course Texts (2): Both texts may include a CD; however, you may buy either book without the CD. Any needed data files will be posted on Blackboard. Management Information Systems for the Information Age , 8th Edition by Stephen Haag and Maeve Cummings, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 9780073376783 AND You need to select one of the following lab manuals that matches your software Microsoft Office 2007 Brief Edition , by Nita Rutkosky and Denise Seguin, EMC Paradigm Publishing, ISBN 9780763829599 OR Microsoft Office 2010 Brief Edition , by Nita Rutkosky and Denise Seguin, EMC Paradigm Publishing, ISBN 9780763837723 (If this book is unavailable in the bookstores, search the ISBN number on the Internet) Instructional Methodology: This course will have materials on blackboard . It is strongly suggested that you check the blackboard site multiple times during each week of the course. Course Rationale: This course is designed to teach students the theoretical approach to information technology and management information systems within a business/computer science environment. Practical business computer applications will emphasize word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and electronic commerce of the Internet. Since this course is designed to transfer into a bachelor degree program, check with your degree plan as to what computer science course your college requires. Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes: Gain familiarity with the concepts and terminology used in the development, implementation and operation of business application systems. Explore various methods that Information Technology can be used to support existing businesses and strategies.
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Investigate emerging technology in shaping new processes, strategies and business models. Achieve hands-on experience with productivity/application software to enhance business activities. Accomplish projects utilizing business theories, Internet resources and computer
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