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Course Descriptions CISA

CISA 305 Beginning Word Processing

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: BUSTEC 302, CISC 302, or CISC 310

Transferable: CSU

This course introduces students to fundamental and intermediate word processing skills. The course includes basic word processing operations: formatting business documents, editing, saving, retrieving, printing text, and creating and editing simple tables. The course also includes intermediate operations: inspecting documents for hidden properties, inserting and formatting graphic elements, managing reference markers, and merging multiple documents.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO1: CREATE PROFESSIONAL LOOKING BUSINESS DOCUMENTS USING WORD PROCESSING SOFTWARE

CISA 306 Intermediate Word Processing

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: CISA 305 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This is a course designed to build upon previous training in the use of word processing. The course covers intermediate to advanced word processing features, such as styles, macros, outlines, document notations, forms, charts, and advanced mail merge techniques. Also covered are integrating word processing with other applications and creating documents for use on the Internet, i.e. web pages and e-mail attachments in word processing. Advanced business document formatting will also be included.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO1: EDIT AND FORMAT DOCUMENTS USING INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING COMMANDS

CISA 308 Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

The course introduces the student to the most widely used word processing and presentation software, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. The basic features and skills of creating, editing, formatting, inserting tables and graphics and enhancing Word documents and PowerPoint presentations are covered.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO1: UTILIZE EFFICIENT TECHNIQUES IN CREATING AND FORMATTING TYPICAL BUSINESS DOCUMENTS AND/OR PRESENTATIONS

CISA 315 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CISC 302 or 310

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of spreadsheet programs. The course will include: designing a spreadsheet, developing formulas for automatic calculations, using special functions, developing what-if models, producing charts, performing spreadsheet data base functions, and producing reports. Students will be using mathematical concepts and skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

CREATE A PROFESSIONAL LOOKING SPREADSHEET THAT INCLUDES ACCURATE FORMULAS, FUNCTIONS, AND FORMATTING (SLO 1).

CISA 316 Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: CISA 315 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course introduces students to the intermediate features of spreadsheet programs. The course will cover macros, data tables and lookup functions, logical expressions as well as advanced file operations, functions, and convenience commands. Students will follow spreadsheet templates and design their own sheets.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ANALYZE AND SOLVE PROBLEMS USING ADVANCED FUNCTIONS IN SPREADSHEETS (SLO 1).

CISA 318 Exploring Spreadsheet Software

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

The course acquaints the student with widely used spreadsheet software. The basic features and skills of editing a workbook, using basic formulas and functions in a workbook, formatting a workbook, inserting and formatting charts and graphics in a workbook and analyzing and presenting a workbook are covered.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: EFFECTIVELY UTILIZE ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEET SOFTWARE TO INPUT AND MANAGE DATA

CISA 320 Introduction to Database Management

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CISC 302 or 310

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of database management programs on the computer. The course will include designing a database; accessing, searching and updating files; and designing and producing printed reports. Students will be reading and interpreting written and oral instructions of a technical nature.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

UNDERSTAND THE BASIC FUNCTIONS OF A RELATIONAL DATABASE (SLO 1)

CISA 321 Intermediate Database Management

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: CISA 320 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course will extend the capabilities of students who have started to use a microcomputer database. Topics and laboratory will include complex relational databases, form design, intermediate report design, advanced queries, OLE objects, macros and an introduction to visual programming.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF ADVANCED QUERIES IN A RELATIONAL DATABASE (SLO 1)

CISA 340 Presentation Graphics

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CISC 302 or 310

Transferable: CSU

This course is an introduction to the use of the computer to generate graphics used in business. Topics covered include: hardware (screens, printers, input devices), software (paint, chart, CAD), types of graphics (pictures, graphs, charts, designs).

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: UTILIZE PRESENTATION GRAPHICS SOFTWARE FOR PRESENTATION DEVELOPMENT