Students will study computer terminology, hardware, and software related to the business environment. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications and professional behavior in computing, including word processing (as needed), spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamentals of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure components: hardware, software, and data communications systems
  • Explain the guiding principles of professional behavior in computing
  • Demonstrate proper file management techniques to manipulate electronic files and folders in a local and networked environment
  • Use business productivity software to manipulate data and find solutions to business problems
  • Explain the concepts and terminology used in the operation of application systems in a business environment
  • Identify emerging technologies for use in business applications
  • Complete projects that integrate business software applications

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3