CIS 130 Introduction to Computers (3)

Catalog Description:

No longer listed as of Fall 2013

This course provides an introduction to information technology through the use of computer hardware and software. Terms and concepts related to the use of information technology are covered and students are given the opportunity for hands-on experience with microcomputer software such as word processing, presentations, spreadsheets and web page development as well as the use of the Internet and the World Wide Web. (Offered as needed.)



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 Word & PowerPoint 2007 CoursePack


Course Coordinator:

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

Course Audience:

This course is for students who are not comfortable with using computers or who have not learned how to use the basic features of word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.

Course Objectives:


  1. To develop an appreciation of information technology and the ability and desire to become a life-long learner of the use of information technology tools.
  2. To demonstrate competence in computer use and computer-related problem solving.
  3. To demonstrate the ability to use spreadsheets for solving business problems.
  4. To demonstrate effective oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills through word processing, web page and presentation projects.
  5. To be aware of ethical issues involving the use of computer applications.


  1. Basic features of word processing and presentation applications.
  2. Basic features of spreadsheet applications.
  3. Creating and posting web pages.
  4. How computers, networks and the Internet work
  5. Business communications: email, etc.
  6. Security, privacy, and ethics



Revised: February 2013 (course numbering); (BK) September 2010

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