SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2022 4:55:52 PMBOT 59.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BOT 59.1Title:  APPLD OFFICE TEC SKILLS  
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, application software, workstations, work flow planning) to design business information processing systems. Hands-on experience with some of the latest technologies, such as notebook computers, Microsoft Outlook, PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants), and speech recognition.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in CS 65.11A ( or BOT 73.10A)


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, workstations, work flow planning) to design business information processing systems. Hands-on experience with some of the latest technologies, such as notebook computers, Microsoft Outlook, PDAs, and speech recognition.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in CS 65.11A ( or BOT 73.10A)
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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.   Evaluate the five parts of an information system and the purpose and
    importance of each part.
2.   Compare different operating systems.
3.   Determine appropriate application software to use for various tasks.
4.   List the classifications of computer systems.
5.   Examine the workings and functions of computer memory.
6.   Show the relationship among the components of a microcomputer system.
7.   Differentiate among various input devices.
8.   Experiment with input and output devices.
9.   Evaluate available communications resources.
10.  Analyze the impact of wireless technology on business.
11.  Analyze health problems associated with improper use of technology
    such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and assess preventive measures.
12   Evaluate security measures that may be taken to reduce computer
    crimes.
13.  Examine privacy issues and determine the pros and cons of universal
    access to information.
14.  Apply technology to specific tasks.
15.  Research, organize, and prepare a written and oral presentation
    using appropriate media and technology to present solutions to
    current business issues or problems.
16.  Propose ways in which to prepare for future changes in technology.
17.  Determine how to maintain currency with technology.
18.  Use laptop computer, PDA (personal digital assistant), and wireless
    technology features to create and distribute business documents.
19.  Organize a Microsoft Outlook account and integrate the schedule,
    contacts, and task features.
20.  Experiment with the speech recognition features of Microsoft Office.

Topics and Scope
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Including but not limited to:
I.   Introduction to Information Technology
    A.  Application of microcomputers
    B.  Kinds of computers
    C.  Parts of a microcomputer system
    D.  Connectivity and the wireless revolution
II.  Application Software
    A.  Purpose and types of application software
    B.  Features of word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics,
        communication, and integrated software
    C.  New software developments
III. Systems Software
    A. Embedded operating systems
    B. Network operating systems
    C. Desktop operating systems
    D. Utility suites
IV.  Hardware
    A. Types of computer systems
    B. System board
    C. Memory
    D. Expansion slots and cards
V. Input and Output
    A. Point devices
    B. Scanning
    C. Digitizing devices
    D. Audio-input devices
    E. Monitors
    F. Printers
    G. Secondary storage
VI.  Connectivity and the Wireless Revolution
    A. Communication channels
    B. Connection devices
    C. Data transmission
    D. Network types
    E. The Internet and intranets
    F. Search tools
    G. Electronic commerce
VII. Ergonomics and the Environment
    A. Privacy issues
    B. Security and computer crime
    C. Ergonomics
VIII. Hands-on Training
    A. Microsoft Outlook for email, contacts, calendar, task list, and
        notes
    B. Personal digital assistant (PDA)
    C. Navigating a local area network
    D. Listservs and bulletin boards
    E. Speech recognition with Microsoft Office software
    F. Free Web resources
    G. Keyboard shortcuts
    H. Microsoft Outlook
IX. The Future
   A. New products
   B. New enterprises
   C. Impacts of technology on people
   D. Maintaining currency

Assignments:
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Including but not limited to:
1. Weekly reading of textbook chapters and other written materials of
  approximately 30-40 pages
2. One-page computer generated summaries of magazine, newspaper, and
  internet articles.
3. Participation in group activities such as beaming business cards using
  PDA's, verifying application of ergonomic techniques, and collaborating
  on an oral presentation.
4. Hands-on activities with various technologies.
5. Lab reports: written analysis troubleshooting various technologies.
6. Write training instructions for using various technologies.
7. Term Paper: formal report recommending the technology,
  furniture, and essentials needed for a home office, content of report
  to be a minimum of six pages in length using correct business format.

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 - 50%
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, Lab reports, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 50%
Class performances, Oral presentation and hands-on computer skills
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
5 - 20%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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COMPUTING ESSENTIALS, by Timothy J. and Linda I. O'Leary. Published by
McGraw-Hill/Irwin, updated annually

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