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course outline 108.pdf

Administrative Studies
Course Code
ADMS 3520
Hernan Humana

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August 27, 2010
ACADEMIC YEAR 2010 - 2011
It is the student’s responsibility to retain course outlines for possible future use in support
of applications for transfer credit to another educational institution.
PROGRAM(S): Accounting
COURSE NAME: Information Systems Concepts
REQUIRED TEXT(S): Computers – Understanding Technology (Introductory)
3rd Edition
Floyd Fuller Brian Larson
EMC Paradigm Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-76382-936-0
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Comprehensive Second Edition
Robert T. Grauer, Keith Mulbery, Judy Scheeren
Prentice Hall
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-503227-5
APPROVED BY: August 31, 2010
Director, Continuing Education DATE
We are currently in the middle of an 'Information Revolution' and virtually all job occupations
have a requirement for computer literacy. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student
to computer information systems with an emphasis on the hardware, software and basic
Microsoft Windows XP knowledge (file management-maintaining storage locations, backups,
etc.) and to give students a basic knowledge of Excel 2007. As with all areas of specialization, a
great deal of terminology (new words) must be understood for the employee to be able to
function properly in the field. This course will provide most of that terminology along with the
basic concepts of computer input devices, processing concepts, and output devices.

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Students will also be introduced to the Internet and web pages through the use of the course
Blackboard site. Because of the dynamic nature of the computer industry, students will be
expected to read copies of trade newspapers such as 'Toronto Computes' (free in many computer
stores) and/or the Toronto Star and/or Toronto Sun (Business section), and the Internet for the
latest new computer information, devices and software. Information from these media in addition
to Internet Web sites will be discussed in class. As well, extensive use of the textbook Internet
course Website ( and College course teacher's Website
( will be expected.
What is taught or covered in class may be different and/or more recent than what is contained in
the textbooks: please refer to in-class instruction when studying for tests or exams.
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the workings of a computer system and define the
basic terminology of the computer field.
2. Discuss and use the Internet and the World Wide Web.
3. Describe the various system software and application software.
4. Describe and understand the different storage media that can be used with a computer
5. Describe and understand the various uses of communication devices and different types of
6. Discuss the various types of computer related threats and security measures a
person/business requires.
7. Have an understanding of spreadsheet software and apply Microsoft Excel features like
PivotTables and PivotCharts to solve accounting and business related problems.
8. Use built-in Excel functions including SUMIF, AVERAGEIF, and CONCATENATE
functions, and create formulas to automate tasks and solve problems.
9. Demonstrate use of formatting techniques in Excel.
10. Demonstrate punctuality and time management by arriving on time for tests and handing in
assignments and completing mandatory projects according to professor-required deadlines.

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Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that
fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective
Execute mathematical operations accurately.
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
Information Management
Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and
information systems.
Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
Show respect for the diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working
relationships and the achievement of goals.
Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
Take responsibility for one’s own actions, decisions, and consequences.
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