Maricopa Community Colleges  CIS105   19886-19995 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 02/11/86
CIS105 19886-19995 L+L 3 Credit(s) 4 Period(s)
Survey of Computer Information Systems
Overview of computer information systems, fundamental computer concepts, and programming techniques. Hands-on experience with selected business software and one programming language. Prerequisites: None.
Cross-References: BPC105
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
CIS105   19886-19995 Survey of Computer Information Systems
1. Summarize the historical development of information processing and the computer and describe its impact on society. (I)
2. Identify common uses of computers in business and other sectors of society. (II)
3. Identify career paths and job opportunities in computer information systems and the responsibilities for each. (III)
4. Identify the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of typical business hardware configurations. (IV)
5. Name common hardware components of business systems and describe their uses. (V)
6. Describe methods and requirements for batch, real-time, and database processing, (VI)
7. Identify the binary equivalent of decimal numbers and other features of common computer codes. (VII)
8. Name common teleprocessing harware devices and their uses. (VIII)
9. Identify common components of an operating system. (IX)
10. Identify several widely used programming languages and describe the strengths and weaknesses of each. (X)
11. Name and explain the steps in the system development process. (XI)
12. Describe the components of a Management Information System. (XII)
13. Describe the components of common business systems such as office automation, point of sale, and electronic funds transfer. (XIII)
14. Use a computer to negotiate common terminal operations. (XIV)
15. Develop flowcharts and/or pseudocode to define algorithms for simple computer programs. (XV)
16. Write simple programs in a common programming language using appropriate input, output, and processing statements for that language. (XVI)
17. Use word processing, spreadsheet, and database software to complete common business operations and transactions. (XVII)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
CIS105   19886-19995 Survey of Computer Information Systems
    I. Development of computer information systems
        A. History of information processing
        B. Impact on society
      II. Common uses of computers
          A. Business uses
          B. Other uses
        III. Career paths and job opportunities
            A. Qualifications
            B. Responsibilities
            C. Career expectations
          IV. Typical business hardware configurations
              A. Characteristics
              B. Advantages
              C. Disadvantages
            V. Hardware components
                A. Central processing unit
                  1. Microcomputers
                  2. Minicomputers
                  3. Mainframe computers
                B. Storage devices
                C. Input/output devices
                D. Computer operations
              VI. Processing data
                  A. Batch
                  B. Real-time
                  C. Database
                VII. Common computer codes
                    A. Binary equivalent of decimal numbers
                    B. Other features
                  VIII. Teleprocessing devices
                      A. Types
                      B. Uses
                    IX. Common components of operating systems
                        A. Basic concepts
                        B. Commands
                        C. Files and directories
                        D. Editing
                        E. Debugging
                      X. Programming languages
                          A. BASIC
                          B. Pascal
                          C. COBOL
                          D. Ada
                          E. C language
                        XI. System development
                          XII. Management information systems
                            XIII. Business systems
                                A. Office automation
                                B. Point of sale
                                C. Electronic funds transfer
                              XIV. Common terminal operations
                                XV. Algorithms for simple computer programs
                                    A. Flowcharts
                                    B. Pseudocode
                                  XVI. Writing simple programs
                                    XVII. Using software in business operations
                                        A. Word processing
                                        B. Spreadsheets
                                        C. Databases
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