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BUS 220 - Applied Business Applications

3 Credits

A case study approach to the use of office productivity software to solve business problems and manage business processes. Emphasis will be on the use of spreadsheet and database applications to analyze data. Word processing and presentation software will be used to document and present solutions. Several major projects will be assigned to be completed outside of class. Students will integrate skills from all four applications to develop and present a business proposal based on a business case study. Additional course topics include file management, an introduction to major computer hardware components, system and application software, and network technologies. This course requires the use of the Windows version of Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Access, which is not available for the Macintosh version of Office.

Prerequisite: BUS 104 with a grade of C or higher

MCC General Education: MCC-TL - Technological Literacy (MTL)

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Manage data (add, delete, update records) in an existing relational database using the tables, queries, forms, and reports objects provided in a database management system.
2.Apply business functions using a spreadsheet application for the purpose of business performance analysis.
3.Apply word processing, spreadsheet, and database software to develop a business proposal based on a business case study.
4.Create a presentation of the business proposal developed by the student.
5.Describe the major hardware and software components of a computer system.
6.Describe how data is represented and stored in a computer system.
7.Describe the major hardware and software components of a computer network, including internet technologies.
8.Utilize effective file organization and management skills.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2018