BTS 161 Business Software Essentials • 5 Cr.
Introduces personal computer and business software in a Windows based environment. Includes file management strategies, personal computing tools, internet navigation, effective business document design, spreadsheet analysis and design and a survey of fundamental software used in a typical business environment. Projects include design and creation of a file management plan, and fundamental interactive spreadsheets. Recommended: BTS 101 or 104 or equivalent keyboarding experience.
After completing this class, students should be able to:Identify and select the appropriate software tool to solve business problems and achieve needs. Navigate the web and utilize online communication and collaboration tools to research and solve problems. Create and manage files in a Windows environment. Apply strategies to create an efficient work flow while working with computers and software. Understand and identify the various basic components of a computer system. Define general word processing, spreadsheet, and other common concepts and terminology. Publish documents to print, electronic and online mediums. Design, create and format a variety of business documents, including business letters, newsletters, business correspondence, business plans, flyers, spreadsheets, presentations, budgets, charts, and database reports and tracking. Research resources to solve problems independently