2020 - 2021 Catalog 
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CMIS 115 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems

3 Credit: (2 lecture, 2 lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours: [CMIS 101  and Reading Level 3 ]

This course covers basic concepts, principles and functions of the computer system and applications software, history and evolution of the computer, the Internet and the Web and their current role in society. Standard applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software are covered.
OFFERED: every semester

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Demonstrate proficiency with applications software.

  1. Demonstrate the ability to use a word processing program to effectively create, manipulate, illustrate, and use word written documents.
  2. Create, manipulate, and show effective use of spreadsheet programs and data.
  3. Create, modify, query, update, and manipulate information within a database.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to create a presentation that incorporates multiple medias and slide animations.

Goal 2:  Articulate knowledge regarding basic computer technology.

  1. Describe basic computer hardware.
  2. Explain the characteristics of standard business software.
  3. Define computer peripheral devices including input, processing, output, and storage devices. 

Goal 3:  Demonstrate an understanding of the history, design, and use of the internet and world wide web.

  1. Explain the history and design of the internet.
  2. Articulate the differences between the internet and the world wide web.
  3. Explain online applications software.
  4. Explain personal and professional applications.
  5. Summarize security applications and concerns.

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