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BUS 217
Computer Software Applications


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Application of various software currently used in home and work environments. Learn how to determine the appropriate software to complete a given task and how to integrate the use of several software programs to complete a given task efficiently. Emphasis on the application of software principles in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and file management. The second of two courses that aid in the preparation for the MOUS certification test. Students pursuing a career involving computer use are advised to take this course. Prerequisite: CS 110. Formerly BA 217.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply the basic principles of the concepts of word processing, spreadsheets, database, graphics, and multi-media presentations.
  • Create business reports, inter-office communications, mailing lists, and advertising and promotions using word processing.
  • Use a spreadsheet in creating cash budgeting and flow; analyzing and presenting financial information; pricing, inventory and invoicing; and financial modeling.
  • Use a presentation program for the business environment in the following areas: financial reporting, sales and promotion, business communications, and training.
  • Integrate the concepts of word processing, spreadsheets, database, graphics, and multi-media to various tasks in the business environment.
  • Create a database, including data tables, forms, queries, and reports.

  • Course Topics
  • Business communications
  • Accounting
  • Business decision-making
  • Office management
  • Basic database management
  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database
  • Graphics
  • Multi-media presentations

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BUS 217
    Fall 2014
    0288
    Tim Burgoyne
    BUS 217
    Summer 2014
    6043
    Linda Lane
    BUS 217
    Spring 2014
    0309
    Dan Biagi
    BUS 217
    Spring 2014
    6070
    Jennifer Stubbers
    BUS 217
    Winter 2014
    6999
    Jennifer Stubbers


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
    X
     
     
    X
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.