SRJC Course Outlines

10/1/2022 5:04:01 PMBOT 59.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BOT 59.1Title:  APPLD OFFICE TECH 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 Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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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  online tools, smart devices and phones, polling and survey programs, calendaring across multiple platforms, cloud computing, Bluetooth and wireless technologies, and other business application tools.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of CS 65.11 ( or CIS 74.11)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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  online tools, smart devices and phones, polling and survey programs, calendaring across multiple platforms, cloud computing, Bluetooth and wireless technologies, and other business application tools.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of CS 65.11 ( or CIS 74.11)
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 written and oral presentations 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, free Web-based services, and wireless technology features to create and distribute business documents.
19.  Experiment with the technologies to deliver virtual meetings, conferences, and collaborations.

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, including Bluetooth
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. Navigating a local area network
    B. Listservs, bulletin boards, blogs, Twitter, and other communication tools
    C. Free Web resources, and cloud computing
    D. Social networks
    E.  Virtual meetings
    F.  Web-based collaboration tools
    G. Smart devices and phones
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. Participation in 2 to 4 group activities to research and compare new products and deliver as a group presentation.
3. Hands-on activities with various technologies.
4. Lab reports: written analysis troubleshooting various technologies.
5. Write training instructions for using various technologies.
6. 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.
7. Oral presentation of term paper.
8. 5 to 10 tests based on the textbook.

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
30 - 40%
Written homework, term paper, lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems, hands-on activities
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, oral presentation and hands-on technology activities
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 20%
Tests: 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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Technology in Action, by Evans/Martin/Poatsy, 6th ed, Prentice-Hall, 2009 (updated annually).

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