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IT103 – Applications of Computers

1.  Course Number: IT103        Credits:  3         Contact hours: 45


2.  Course Title:         Applications of Computers


3.  Pre-requisites:       BA 211 or equivalent


4.  Course Description:

IT103 Acquaints students with the four major applications of computers in business: word processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentation software, using Microsoft Office. Concentrates on fundamentals. “Hands-on” computer based course. A basic review of the operational software, Windows, and introduction to the Internet Explorer and the creation of a web page document.

5. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


Use Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Access, Excel and PowerPointTests, coursework, project, final exam
Identify the word-processing uses of the software and be able to use them.Tests, coursework, project, final exam
Operate spreadsheet software (Excel) and be able to work with spreadsheetsTests, coursework, project, final exam
Explain, create and manage a basic databaseTests, coursework, project, final exam
Use PowerPoint for presentationsTests, coursework, project, final exam
Search for information on the World Wide Web. project



6.  Basic Texts:

O’Leary, Timothy J., and Linda I. O’Leary. Microsoft Office 2007, 1st ed. McGraw-Hill, 2007. ISBN: 0073519162


7.  Mode of Delivery:

Classroom Instruction: Individual Responses, Partner Activities, Group Activities, Oral Presentations, Lectures/Discussions, Exams, Quizzes, and Homework.  See addendum for specific details.


8. Course Outline:

Topics Covered                                                                                   Academic Hours


  • Introduction to operational software                                                    4
  • Internet Explorer 6                                                                                        4
  • Word-processing fundamentals                                                                4
  • Word-processing projects                                                                           4
  • Word test                                                                                                            2
  • Spreadsheet fundamentals                                                                          4
  • Spreadsheet Projects                                                                                     4
  • Spreadsheet Test                                                                                             2
  • Database Fundamentals                                                                               4
  • Database Test                                                                                                    2
  • PowerPoint Test                                                                                              2
  • Creating a Web Document                                                                           4
  • Review                                                                                                                 3
  • Final Examination                                                                                           2

TOTAL                                                                                                                      45

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