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IT103 – Applications of Computers

Course Number: IT103

Course Title: Applications of Computers
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45

Pre-requisites: BA 211 or equivalent

Mode of Delivery: Classroom Instruction: Individual Responses, Partner Activities, Group Activities, Oral Presentations, Lectures/Discussions, Exams, Quizzes, and Homework. See addendum for specific details.

IT103 Acquaints students with the four major applications of computers in business: word processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentation software, using Microsoft Office. Concentrates on fundamentals. “Hands-on” computer based course. A basic review of the operational software, Windows, and introduction to the Internet Explorer and the creation of a web page document.

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


Use Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint Tests, coursework, project, final exam
Identify the word-processing uses of the software and be able to use them. Tests, coursework, project, final exam
Operate spreadsheet software (Excel) and be able to work with spreadsheets Tests, coursework, project, final exam
Explain, create and manage a basic database Tests, coursework, project, final exam
Use PowerPoint for presentations Tests, coursework, project, final exam
Search for information on the World Wide Web. project

Basic Texts:

O’Leary, Timothy J., and Linda I. O’Leary. Microsoft Office 2007, 1st ed. McGraw-Hill, 2007. ISBN: 0073519162


Topics Covered Academic Hours


  • Introduction to operational software 4
  • Internet Explorer 6 4
  • Word-processing fundamentals 4
  • Word-processing projects 4
  • Word test 2
  • Spreadsheet fundamentals 4
  • Spreadsheet Projects 4
  • Spreadsheet Test 2
  • Database Fundamentals 4
  • Database Test 2
  • PowerPoint Test 2
  • Creating a Web Document 4
  • Review 3
  • Final Examination 2