Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3548
First Term: 2017 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-64
CIP Code: 11.0601
Occupational Area: Information Technology

Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)

GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 43.9021


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business Applications is designed to provide the skills needed for those students who are interested in becoming part of the support system in almost any workplace configuration in a wide variety of business areas. This program prepares students to use common business computer applications for professional and personal computing. Other business skills, including accounting, effective communication, management, marketing, and business law basic principles are integrated in the program. Courses in the program prepare for the Microsoft examinations for certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester




Required Courses
ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS113DE Microsoft Word: Word Processing 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS118DB Desktop Presentation: PowerPoint 3
CIS121AE Windows Operating System: Level I 1
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
+GBS233 Business Communication 3
Credits: 31

Program Competencies
1. Prepare, post, and analyze accounting data for business transactions. (ACC111)
2. Create, modify, graph, link, and store spreadsheets using a computer spreadsheet program for solving business problems. (CIS114DE)
3. Create, modify, store, retrieve, and generate reports of a database and its components using a computer database management program. (CIS117DM)
4. Create, modify, and store professional presentations with visual images, charts, and animations for business purposes using computer presentation software. (CIS118DB)
5. Navigate, manage, operate, and utilize the operating system with icons and menus using Microsoft Windows as an interface. (CIS121AE)
6. Create, format, modify, and store business documents using a computer word processing application. (CIS113DE)
7. Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, basic computer concepts, programming fundamentals, and using selected business software. (CIS105)
8. Use communication features and advanced features of information search and retrieval tools on the Internet. (CIS133DA)
9. Design and create computer web documents using the World Wide Web authoring hypertext markup language (HTML). (CIS133DA)
10. Identify and describe the economic, marketing, management, and finance activities and characteristics of local, national, and international businesses. (GBS151)
11. Create and analyze internal and external business communications, including various verbal and nonverbal techniques. (GBS233)
12. Understand project management concepts, analyze problem descriptions and design programming solutions to the problems using common problem-solving techniques. (CIS224)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 23, 2017

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