CGS1100

Microcomputer Applications for Business and Economics

Course Code:
CGS 1100

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
700

 

Course Description:
This course provides a survey of current microcomputer applications software, including general terminology, features and operating procedures for specific tasks. The student will acquire operational skills for using microcomputers in support of business and personal tasks.

 

Course Details

Prerequisites:

A grade of ā€œCā€ or better in CGS 1060 or CIS 1000 or an acceptable score on the CGS 1100 Screening Exam.

 

Instructors:

Glenda Bethel

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Cengage Unlimited Subscription: 4-month subscription or 1-year subscription (Ask for this product at the College Bookstore. The ISBN is not needed.)

OR acquire the Access Card, ISBN:  9780357366646

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

CGS 1100 is not a General Education Core course.  However, it does address several discipline-specific competencies in the Technology Area.

T-1 Apply appropriate technologies to a range of tasks.

T-2 Communicate, collaborate, and create content effectively, using state-of-the-art information technologies.

T-3 Locate, access, evaluate, and use information from digital/electronic sources.

T-4 Identify ethical, social, and legal issues related to information technology.

T-5 Identify essential issues related to information security.

 

Associate in Science degree in Business Administration Learning Outcomes:

B-1 Demonstrate knowledge of the principles, practices and supervisory responsibilities of management, and ethical and legal issues in a business environment.

B-2 Apply general business work place competencies, including employability skills and office computer skills.

B-3 Perform accounting tasks and understands business accounting concepts. 

B-4 Communicate effectively in oral and written form, exhibit college level computation and problem-solving skills, and interact appropriately with people of other cultures or backgrounds. [Gen. Ed.]

 

Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Technology Learning Outcomes:

CIT-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 6.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0]

CIT-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [8.0, 9.0]

CIT-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [11.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0, 14.0, 15.0]

CIT-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [10.0]

CIT-5 Perform database management and design tasks. [7.0]

 

Associate in Science degree in Network Systems Technology Learning Outcomes:

NST-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and/or troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 3.0]

NST-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [2.0, 4.0]

NST-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [5.0, Server Admin 18.0]

NST-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [6.0] NST-5 Depends on Specialization:

  • Server Administration (Program Code 2181): Demonstrate advanced understanding of networked environments and perform network administration activities. [Server Admin Specialization 7.0-8.0]
  • Network/Cybersecurity (Program Code 2182): Demonstrate proficiency in securing networks and data, including performing penetration testing and responding to cybersecurity incidents. [Network/Cybersecurity Specialization 7.0-9.0
  • Digital Forensics (Program Code 2183): Demonstrate understanding of forensic casework procedures and perform computer and mobile device forensic investigations. [Digital Forensics Specialization 7.0-14.0]

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
Evaluate terms which describe computer equipment, personnel, or processes used for business and personal tasks

B-2, B-4, CIT-1, NST-1, T-1, T-2,T-3, T-4

Homework, quizzes, exams, projects
Contrast relevant business application software packages according to type

B-2, B-4, CIT-1, NST-1, T-1, T-2,T-3, T-4

Homework, quizzes, exams, projects
Propose situations in which computers could potentially be used to improve worker productivity

B-2, B-4, CIT-1, NST-1, T-1, T-2,T-3, T-4

Homework, quizzes, exams, projects
Formulate how to use current productivity software applications

B-2, B-4, CIT-1, NST-1, T-1, T-2,T-3, T-4

Homework, quizzes, exams, projects
Construct and manipulate Desktop area of the Microsoft OS

B-2, B-4, CIT-1, NST-1, T-1, T-2,T-3, T-4

Homework, quizzes, exams, projects
Synthesize tasks using current computing technologies and data storage techniques

B-2, B-4, CIT-1, NST-1, T-1, T-2,T-3, T-4

Homework, quizzes, exams, projects
Evaluate basic folder management by renaming, copying, moving, and deleting files and folders

B-2, B-4, CIT-1, NST-1, T-1, T-2,T-3, T-4

Homework, quizzes, exams, projects

Formulate documents, construct worksheets, and create databases

B-2, B-4, CIT-1, NST-1, T-1, T-2,T-3, T-4

Homework, quizzes, exams, projects

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person

The instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign readings from textbooks and/or other sources to supplement lectures.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time.

The students will:

  • Attend class regularly and be attentive to lectures.
  • Engage with class discussion.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc., as assigned by the instructor.

Online

The instructor will:

  • Lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook and/or other readings.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address questions and student needs.

The students will:

  • Engage with the course regularly.
  • Engage with class discussions.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc. as assigned by instructor.

 

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