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Business Computer Information Systems 1B

Course Description

Continuation of BCIS 1A and builds upon the basic concepts introduced in BCIS 1A.  Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and in society and to make a successful transition to the workforce and/or postsecondary education.  Students apply technical skills to address business applications and emerging technologies. (Prerequisite: BCIS 1A)

Required Course Materials

Stepping Through Office XP With Business Applications Introductory, Upper Saddle Creek, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004. (ISBN 0-13-036301-4)
Student must have access to a Windows PC with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. Although we do not endorse Microsoft products, it is necessary to focus the course on specific skills using only these applications. Students using a Mac or other platform in this course may need to substitute certain applications and interpret course instructions so they apply to the substituted applications in order to be successful.

Course Lesson Organization

Objectives. The objectives for each lesson will help you focus your efforts. They indicate the concepts and skills you must understand or master when you complete the lesson.
Reading Assignments. Each lesson specifies the selections that must be read.
Introduction. The Introduction section of each lesson provides key terms and concepts that give you background for the lesson.
Self-Assessment Activities. These activities help to build your knowledge and skills and to identify your specific strengths and weaknesses. Some activities direct you to Internet sites with supplemental material for the lesson. All activities prepare you for the graded assignments and for mastering course materials.
Graded Assignments. Each assignment provides information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. Most assignments will be submitted online and graded by your instructor. Some assignments will be computer-graded. The average of your assignments counts as 50 percent of your course grade. The Final Examination counts as the other 50 percent. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 70 percent of your graded assignments have been completed, graded, and returned to you.

Final Examination

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the lessons. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better.
Format: Multiple-choice.
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: Computer-graded answer sheet provided, #2 pencil required.

Course Outline

Total Number of Lessons: 4
Total Number of Activities: 13
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 6
Instructor Graded (Online submission): 6

Lesson 1: Business Presentations
 Activity 1: Introducing PowerPoint
 Activity 2: Designing a Presentation
 Activity 3: Enhancing a Presentation
 Activity 4: Managing and Delivering a Presentation
Graded Assignment 1
Graded Assignment 2

Lesson 2: Business Telecommunications
 Activity 1: Managing Messages
 Activity 2: Using the Contacts Folder and the Calendar
 Activity 3: Using Tasks and Notes
Graded Assignment 3

Lesson 3: Business Databases
 Activity 1: Introducing Access
 Activity 2: Creating, Modifying, and Relating Tables
 Activity 3: Working with Datasheets and Queries
 Activity 4: Working with Forms, Reports, and Data Access Pages
Graded Assignment 4
Graded Assignment 5

Lesson 4: Operating Systems, Utilities, and Networks
 Activity 1: What Makes Your Computer Go?
 Activity 2: Putting the Computer to Work
Graded Assignment 6

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