CIS100 Introduction to Computer Applications
(3 credit hours)
This course may not be applied toward the CIS degree.
This computer literacy course introduces computer terminology, hardware/software components, and the development of computer skills required for personal, business, or educational applications.
Using the Microsoft Office suite in a hands-on lab, students are introduced to productivity applications used in the workplace, such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
Students in other disciplines will learn to use the computer as a research, communication, and applications tool.
Keyboarding skills useful.
(required unless marked optional)
Essential computer hardware and software concepts, user interfaces, Windows© terminology and fundamental tasks, electronic communications, Internet Research, Word© terminology and productivity applications, Excel© terminology and productivity applications, Access© terminology and productivity applications, and PowerPoint© terminology and productivity applications.
- Upon completion of this course, the student should be familiar with:
- Recognize the hardware required to input, store, process, and output data, including peripheral devices
- Familiar with the computer terminology required to communicate in a technology-based society
- Understand the role of computer software in computing, operating and application software, and the software cycle
- Navigate the Windows operating system that interfaces with windows and programs
- Research the purchase of a computer system
- Create, store, edit, enhance, and save a word processing document
- Design, enter data, store, edit, enhance, and print a spreadsheet document
- Designing, populate, store, maintain, and print a database document
- Present business information using an electronic slide show
- Research information on the Internet using search engines to retrieve electronic data
- Send and receive electronic messages using an e-mail program
Measurement of Course Outcomes:
Project Homework and Hands-on Project Assessments