Today, computer literacy is essential to a career in any field, but nowhere is it more crucial than in the business field. This course focuses on the use of Information Technology in business. This course will explain the computer system, and the relationship of its parts to each other. It will define the terms used by technologists, and instill an appreciation for the effect of information technology on our lives and livelihood. The lab component of the course introduces the student to major productivity software packages, provides the fundamental knowledge that is a requirement for a business major, and allows the student to explore the benefits that technology can bring.
·Familiarize the student with the design and operation of personal computers and networked systems.
·Provide an understanding of the interactions and integration of the system hardware, the system software and the applications software.
·Provide an in-depth understanding of why computers are essential components in business.
·Introduce the student to the impact of technologies on cultures and individuals.
·Provide awareness of the ethical, legal, and privacy issues associated with using computers and electronic communication networks such as the World Wide Web. Examples include software piracy, copyright/plagiarism, hacking, and reliability of posted information.
·Explore the impact of this technology on the student's future.
Highly recommended for satisfying IT requirements for pre-business and interested students