BIS 230 Computer Applications (3)

Catalog Description:

THIS COURSE WAS REPLACED BY BIS 190 starting Fall 2011.

Students learn advanced features of computer business software in areas such as website development, spreadsheets, and databases. Focus is placed on students being able to effectively and efficiently work in teams and learn, use, and teach computer applications in a business environment. (Offered each semester.)


Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint at the basic level.

Required Course Materials:

Texts and materials are available in the College Bookstore.

  1. Tomorrow’s Technology and You, 9th edition, by Beekman and Quinn, New Jersey, Prentice Hall Inc., 2008 (ISBN:  978-0-13-5045046  or ebook 978-0-13-607231-7)
  2. Microsoft Excel 2007 Intro by Parsons, Oja, Ageloff & Carey, Boston, Thompson Course Technology, 2008 (ISBN:  1-4239-0585-7)
  3. Microsoft Access 2007 Brief by Adamski & Finnegan, Boston, Thompson Course Technology, 2008 (IBSN:  1-4239-0587-3)

The Excel and Access books are available (for a cheaper price) using the combined ISBN: 1-4283-1705-8.

Course Coordinator:

Robert A. Kilmer, Associate Professor of Business Information Systems and Management

Course Audience:

All students in management related majors are required to take this course.

Course Objectives:


  1. To develop the ability and desire to be a life-long learner of the use of information technology tools.
  2. To develop the ability and desire to effectively and efficiently learn, use and help others to learn computer applications.
  3. To develop a basic understanding of how computers work.
  4. To demonstrate effective oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills in a business environment using email, word processing, web pages and presentation tools.
  5. To demonstrate the ability to use advanced spreadsheet features and to create spreadsheet applications.
  6. To demonstrate competence in using and maintaining databases.
  7. To develop the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others.
  8. To be aware of ethical issues involving the use of computer applications.



  1. Advanced spreadsheet features and creating spreadsheet applications.
  2. Using and maintaining databases.
  3. Creating and posting web pages.
  4. How computers, networks and the Internet work
  5. Business communications: email, etc.
  6. Security, privacy, and ethics
  7. Information systems and managers



Revised: (BK) September 2010

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