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Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems

This course covers the concepts of information systems in business, which include the integration of information technology, e-commerce, systems analysis, data storage, data processing, security, and communications. The course applies information system concepts by developing solutions to business problems using financial analysis and database management tools, such as Microsoft Excel and Access. This course is intended for students majoring in Business and Information Systems. (Formerly CIS 101.) UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for CSIT 110 or CSIT 120.

Subject: CSIT
Units: 3

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
LMS link: https://blackboard.miracosta.edu
Course start page:
Course email: mmellott@miracosta.edu
Office: Via phone, IM, or Email
Office hours: M 3 - 5
Phone: 303 956 7970
Instructor notes: This is a late start class. Course Description: This course covers the concepts of information systems in business, which includes the integration of information technology, E-commerce, systems analysis, data storage, data processing, security, and communications. The course applies information system concepts by developing solutions to business problems using financial analysis and database management tools, such as Microsoft Excel and Access. This course is intended for students majoring in Business and Information Systems. (Formerly CIS 101.) UC credit limitation: Credit for CSIT 110 or 120. Course Textbooks: Required Materials: All Sections MiraCosta Bookstore Package (numbered items below sold together as a package), ISBN 1256730750, bookstore price $104.37. MIS Essentials, Kroenke, 2nd ed, ISBN 0138018820: $140.00 Your Office Microsoft Excel 2010, Kinser, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, and Student Resource CD, ISBN 0132610442, $116.00 Your Office Microsoft Access 2010, Kinser, Chapters 1, 2, and Student Resource CD, ISBN 0132560887, $116.00 MIS Cases, Miller, 4th ed, Cases 7, 17, and 29, ISBN 0132381052: $74.67 MiraCosta's EOPS Program coordinates a wide range of textbook assistance options.  For more information, go to: www.miracosta.edu/eops Required Operating System and Software: Windows XP/Vista/7, Microsoft Office Excel 2010 and Access 2010. Students will need Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft Access 2010.  If you already have this version, no action is required. If you do not have this version, there are four choices available. Use the lab computers on campus or from home through the virtual portal.  The on campus open computer labs provide free access to computers, the Internet, Windows 7, Office 2010 Professional for the PC, and Office 2011 for the Mac.  In addition, virtual access is granted to these programs.  Limited assistance from trained student aides is also provided. For open computer lab locations and hours, go to: www.miracosta.edu/library Download the MS "trial" version just before class starts.  Use the MiraCosta Virtual Desktop Tool. For those students interested in purchasing Windows 7, Office 2010 Professional for the PC, or Office 2011 for the Mac at a special California Community College student discounted price for home use, go to: www.collegesoftware.org.   I can be reached via phone at 303 956 7970, via Yahoo IM at margi_mellott, or via email at mmellott@miracosta.edu.

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