BCIS Courses

  • BCIS 1305 - Business Computer Applications

    Introduces and develops foundational skills in applying essential and emerging business productivity information technology tools. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, data analytics, and business-oriented utilization of the internet. (BCIS 1305 is included in the Business Field of Study.)

    NOTE: A Microsoft Windows-based computer is required for this class. Chromebooks and MacBooks will not run the software required for this course.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

    1. Describe the fundamentals of information technology concepts – hardware, software, security, and privacy.
    2. Demonstrate proper file management techniques to manipulate electronic files and folders in local, network, and online environments.
    3. Create business documents with word processing software using spelling and grammar check, format and layout, tables, citations, graphics, and mail merge.
    4. Create business documents and analyze data with spreadsheet software using (1) tables, sorting, filtering, charts and graphics, pivot tables, macros; (2) statistical, financial, logical and look-up functions and formulas; and (3) add-ins.
    5. Create business multimedia presentations with presentation software using templates, lists, groups, themes, colors, clip art, pictures, tables, transitions, animation, video, charts, and views.
    6. Create databases and manage data with database software using tables, fields, relationships, indexes, keys, views, queries, forms, reports, and import/export functions.
    7. Integrate business software applications.
    8. Use web-based technologies to conduct ethical business research.
    9. Use “goal seeking” and “what-if analysis” to solve problems and make adjustments/recommendations in a business environment.

    Grade Basis: L
    Credit hours: 3.0
    Lecture hours: 2.0
    Lab hours: 4.0