CAO 101 Business Software Essentials

Credits: 3.00

This course is designed to introduce students to computer systems and how businesses and offices use these as tools for organization, communication, decision-making and analysis. This course provides students with an overview of the use of business application software and problem-solving using that software. Taking a multimedia approach, topics include business communication tools, scheduling and presentation software, management information systems, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, project management systems and business use of social media and open-source software. Students will evaluate and implement the use of these programs to solve a variety of problems and scenarios via real-world simulation projects that one would encounter in typical business or office environments. Industry standard computer software will be used. This course meets General Education Core Goal 4: Computer Fluency.

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Last Updated: 02/23/2014