SRJC Course Outlines

4/17/2024 3:13:35 AMBOT 59.1 Course Outline as of Fall 1998

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BOT 59.1Title:  APPLD OFF TEC SKILS  
Full Title:  Applied Office Technology Skills
Last Reviewed:10/4/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR2.00 Contact DHR35.00
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 245.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Acquire experience with and evaluate appropriate technological tools and environments (computer systems, integrated software, fax/modem, phone, workstations, work flow planning) to design business information processing systems.  Integration of workplace competencies and foundation skills in this course form a solid basis for the Business Office Technology Department Certificate/Degree Programs.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of BOT 55 and Course Completion of BOT 56.2 OR Course Completion of BOT 65.1


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Acquire experience with and evaluate appropriate technological tools and environments (computer systems, integrated software, fax/modem, phone, workstations, work flow planning) to design business information processing systems.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of BOT 55 and Course Completion of BOT 56.2 OR Course Completion of BOT 65.1
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1992Inactive:Fall 2015
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Explain the five parts of an information system
2.   Distinguish applications software from system software
3.   Identify appropriate software to use for various tasks
4.   Describe integrated software
5.   Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various operating
    systems
6.   Discuss the difference between DOS and Windows and Windows NT
7.   List the four classifications of computer systems
8.   Explain the workings and functions of computer memory
9.   Identify the components of a microcomputer system
10.  Describe the difference between keyboard and direct-entry input
    devices
11.  List output devices
12.  Evaluate available communications resources
13.  Identify communications hardware and peripherals including modems
    and scanners
14.  Describe four communication network arrangements
15.  Define telecommunications and network terminology including
    voice mail, video calls, and cellular phones
16.  Explain how changing technology has made the microcomputer a
    resource that can use information systems
17.  Describe how information flows in an organization
18.  Distinguish among a transaction processing system, a management
    information system, and a decision support system
19.  List the six phases of a system's life cycle
20.  Discuss how problems or needs are identified during the
    preliminary investigation
21.  Describe how a new or alternate information system is designed
22.  Discuss how a new information system is installed and users are
    trained in the systems implementation phase
23.  Decide on systems maintenance and on-going evaluation to determine
    if a new system is doing what it is supposed to do
24.  Identify health problems associated with improper use of technology
    such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and identify preventive measures
25.  Identify agencies that establish and monitor health and safety
    standards and the standards established by these agencies
26.  List the four ethical issues:  privacy, accuracy, property, and
    access
27.  Discuss the ethical issues raised by the presence of large databases
    and electronic networks
28.  Analyze the effects of computer crimes including the spreading  of
    computer viruses
29.  Identify security measures that may be taken to reduce computer
    crimes
30.  Apply technology to specific tasks
31.  List ways in which to maintain and troubleshoot equipment
32.  Demonstrate familiarity with integrated software, personal
    information/project management software, operation systems, fax/
    modem software, electronic mail, and the Internet
33.  Research, organize, and prepare a written and oral presentation
    using appropriate media and technology to present solutions to
    current business issues or problems

Topics and Scope
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Including but not limited to:
I.   Computer Competency
    A.  Application of microcomputers
    B.  Four kinds of computers
    C.  Five parts of a microcomputer System
II.  Application Software
    A.  Purpose and forms of application software
    B.  Purpose and identity of word processing, spreadsheet, database,
        graphics, communication, and integrated software
    C.  Power Tools (personal information managers, project management
        software, desktop publishing, hypertext and multimedia, CAD/
        CAM, artifical intelligence software
    D.  Common features found in application packages
    E.  New software developments
III. Systems Software
    A.  DOS
    B.  DOS with Windows
    C.  Windows NT
    D.  OS/2
    E.  Macintosh
IV.  Hardware
    A.  Four types of computer systems
        1.  Microcomputer
        2.  Minicomputer
        3.  Mainframe computer
        4.  Supercomputer
    B.  The Central Processing Unit
        1.  Primary storage
        2.  The binary system
        3.  The system unit
    C.  Input and output devices
V.   Communications and Connectivity
    A.  Identification of options
    B.  Hardware considerations
    C.  Communications channels
    D.  Network configurations and types
    E.  Communications and the future
    F.  Impact of the Information Superhighway (Internet)
    G.  Telephone systems
VI.  Employment, Health, and Safety Issues
    A.  Ergonomics
    B.  Ethics
    C.  Computer crime
    D.  Security
VII. Information Systems
    A.  The information revolution
    B.  Information flow of an organization
    C.  Levels of computer-based information systems
VIII.Systems Analysis and Design
    A.  Preliminary investigation
    B.  System analysis
    C.  Systems design
    D.  Systems development
    E.  Implementation
    F.  Maintenance

Assignments:
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Including but not limited to:
1.  Weekly reading of textbook chapters and other written materials
2.  Written summaries of magazine and newspaper articles
3.  Participation in group activities
4.  Participation in experiential training exercises
5.  Hands-on computer activities
6.  Research paper on microcomputer system selection recommendation
7.  Reports on technology appropriate for various office tasks

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Written homework, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 50%
Homework problems, Field work, Lab reports, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
ATTENDANCE


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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POCKET GUIDES TO THE INTERNET, Velkov/Hartnell, Mecklermedia, 1997
MICROSOFT OFFICE PROFESSIONALS FOR WINDOWS ILLUSTRATED, by Halvorson,
 et. al., Course Technology, 1997
COMPUTING ESSENTIALS THE BRIEF VERSION, O'Leary & O'Leary, Mitchell/
 McGraw-Hill Publishing, updated annually

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