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Introduction to Computer Applications and Systems




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides an overview of Business Information Systems. Students learn to apply Microsoft Office tools including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to accomplish business objectives. Other topics include uses of application software and the Internet for effective problem solving, exploration of relevant emerging technologies, and how information is used across different industries.



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Information Systems

  • Identify basic hardware, peripherals, and networking components.
  • Describe the functions and use of operating systems, key utilities, software applications, and the Internet.

Word Processing

  • Use word processing software to properly format business documents and research papers.


  • Use spreadsheets to evaluate and display data.

Presentation Software

  • Use presentation software to deliver business information.

Integrated Software Solutions

  • Explain the benefits of using integrated office applications within a cloud-based environment.
  • Evaluate emerging IT trends and the use of social media to meet business objectives.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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