2023-2024 Course Catalog

BUSN 1201 Information Technology Concepts and Business Software 1

The purpose of the course is to prepare students for their future academic and professional pursuits using computers. The outcomes are designed to give students the tools to exceed the minimum expectations of employers. The course includes computer concepts and computer application software. Students will learn computer concepts of how computers operate, how they are used in industry, and how they improve communications as well as computer hardware, software and development, personal productivity software, data communications, the World Wide Web and e-mail, the social challenge, and career options. Students will also learn computer application software using document production in word processing, spreadsheets, and database management. Students will create text-based documents to include letters, research reports in MLA and APA formatting with citations, one-page brochure with clip art, page and section breaks, reviewing/tracking features, and creating a resume as a web page, use the formula features, charting, functions, pivot tables and goal seeking for spreadsheets; and use the database features to create tables and reports. Import data from Excel, set validation rules, and establish referential integrity of data including sorting and querying to gain skills to use in other courses or in the workplace. This course is required for most general computer requirements at 4-year colleges.


3 cr

Cross Listed Courses

CIM 1201


ENGC 0860 (C/P or higher) or ENGC 0800 (C/P or higher) or placement into ENGC 0960


Fall, Spring


 Recommended: Keyboarding and proofreading skills. This course is taught using Microsoft Office latest version business software for a PC.