Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Business Computers and Applications

 Title Abbreviation:   BUS COMPUTERS & APPLICA

 Department:    BUS

 Course #:    120

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    521401

 EPC:    245

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Strategic use of common software applications to support business activity. Use software to create professional documents in Microsoft Word, build effective business presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint, introduction to problem-solving spreadsheet models in Microsoft Excel and introduction to databases with Microsoft Access. Current industry computer topics will be covered; basic web page design, advance spreadsheet modeling, social media, Networking, Management Information Systems and other current topics.


Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding and Computer Skills recommended.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Produce professional documents in Microsoft Word.
  2. Produce an effective business presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  3. Build problem-solving business models using Microsoft Excel.
  4. Operate Microsoft Access to store and present business data.
  5. Integrate the abilities of Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint.
  6. Operate Microsoft Windows to manage files and folders.
  7. Current industry topics

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).
8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Developing professional documents in Microsoft Word.
  2. Business presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  3. Business modeling using Microsoft Excel.
  4. Data Management with Microsoft Access
  5. Microsoft Windows
  6. Current Industry topics