Courses

CIS / Computer Information Systems

CIS 1140 Basic Keyboarding

1.00 Credits
(Instructor: Becky Smith)

This course is for students who have no prior computer keyboarding skills. It is an online course with course work being delivered and received through an online learning management system (currently Canvas). It is designed to help students learn beginning keyboarding skills including the alphabet, numbers, symbols, and basic keyboarding techniques. Students should expect to exit the course with a keyboarding speed of 30 wpm. The course is designed to be completed in eight weeks. Hands-on instruction, in an online environment, is used to acquire these skills. It is recommended that upon completion of this course, students register for CIS 1150, Keyboard Skill Building to develop keyboarding speed up to 40+ wpm. Students will be expected to adhere to the Dixie State University Student Code of Conduct (found in the University catalog or student handbook.)

CIS 1150 Keyboard Skill Building

2.00 Credits
(Instructor: Becky Smith)

This course is designed for students who wish to build basic keyboarding skills to 40 wpm and improve their accuracy (no more than a 10% error rate). This course would meet the needs of a student who needs to certify their keyboarding skill at a 40 wpm entry level. Hands-on instruction, in an online environment, is used to acquire these skills. Students will be expected to adhere to the Dixie State University Student Code of Conduct (found in the University catalog or student handbook).

This is an online course which requires verification of your identity through the use of proctored assignments and/or tests. In this course, there are five supervised timed writings that meet this criteria. The student will receive an F in the course if these proctored assignments are not completed and are not compatible with course work submitted throughout the semester.

CIS 1150-42 Keyboard Skill Building

2.00 Credits
(Instructor: Becky Smith)

This course is designed for students who wish to build basic keyboarding skills to 40 wpm and improve their accuracy (no more than a 10% error rate). This course would meet the needs of a student who needs to certify their keyboarding skill at a 40 wpm entry level. Hands-on instruction, in an online environment, is used to acquire these skills. Students will be expected to adhere to the Dixie State University Student Code of Conduct (found in the University catalog or student handbook).

This is an online course which requires verification of your identity through the use of proctored assignments and/or tests. In this course, there are five supervised timed writings that meet this criteria. The student will receive an F in the course if these proctored assignments are not completed and are not compatible with course work submitted throughout the semester.

CIS 1160 Advanced Keyboard Skill Building

2.00 Credits
(Instructor: Becky Smith)

This course is designed for students who wish to build basic keyboarding skills to 60 wpm and improve their accuracy (no more than a 10% error rate). This course would meet the needs of a student who needs to certify their keyboarding skill at a 40+ wpm entry level. Hands-on instruction, in an online environment, is used to acquire these skills. Students will be expected to adhere to the Dixie State University Student Code of Conduct (found in the University catalog or student handbook).

This is an online course which requires verification of your identity through the use of proctored assignments and/or tests. In this course, there are five supervised timed writings that meet this criteria. The student will receive an F in the course if these proctored assignments are not completed and are not compatible with course work submitted throughout the semester.

CIS 1200 Computer Literacy

*CP 3.00 Credits

This course is designed to provide basic computer instruction to complete the computer information literacy requirements as well as the general education computer requirement at Dixie State University. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to use computer technology to access, create, analyze, process and deliver information. Hands-on instruction is used to develop those skills through the study of computer concepts, operating systems, e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. This is also the beginning computer course for CIS and Business majors. The course is a self-paced course that provides flexibility for students to set their own daily schedule to meet section deadlines, however, the student should plan to spend 6-9 hours per week to meet course requirements.

CIS 2010 Business Computer Proficiency

3.00 Credits

This course is required as a core course for Business Majors and an elective for other students wanting skills training in Excel and Access. This course, with a grade of B- or better and its prerequisite course of CIS 1300, B- or better, certifies a student’s computer proficiency at a business school standard required of all lower division undergraduate business majors. This course will cover intermediate and advanced concepts in the Excel spreadsheet application and beginning through advanced concepts in the Access database application. Prerequisite: CIS 1200 with a grade of B- or better. (3 lecture hours and 6 lab hours per week).

CIS 2400 Word Processing Applications

3.00 Credits

For students in all disciplines. This course is designed as a comprehensive word processing course expanding on the basic skills acquired in CIS 1200 (Introduction to Microcomputers). The course is useful to any student who seeks to present written materials in a professional and appealing manner. Fundamentals include the features used in basic line, page, and document formatting. Additional topics to be covered include graphics, tables, merging, sorting, columns, styles, document generation, macros, templates and appropriate application of each of these features to enhance the preparation and presentation of a variety of documents. The course is a self-paced course that provides flexibility for students to set their own daily schedule to meet section deadlines, however, the student should plan to spend 6-9 hours per week (in a regular 15 week semester) to meet course requirements. / Prerequisite: CIS 1200.

CIS 2450 Spreadsheet Applications

2.00 Credits

This course is for students requiring the use of computer skills for mathematical or financial calculations. An electronic spreadsheet program is used to teach the use of spreadsheet operations including charts, formulas, functions, and database skills. Techniques for enhancing the layout and presentation of spreadsheets information will also be used in the course. The course is a self-paced course that provides flexibility for students to set their own daily schedules to meet deadlines, however, the student should plan on spending 6-8 hours a week to meet course requirements. Students will be expected to adhere to the Dixie State University Student Code of Conduct (found in the University catalog or student handbook). / Prerequisite: CIS 1200 and 4-6 lab hours per week.

CIS 2480 Presentation Applications

2.00 Credits

Designed for CIS, business, and other students interested in developing skills in designing and presenting visual presentations. The course teaches how to present charts and graphs, computer slide presentations, and other related applications using such techniques as drawing and editing tools to format data, charts and graphs, to create personalized templates as well as using clip art when creating visual presentations. Students will be expected to adhere to the Dixie State University Student Code of Conduct (found in the University catalog or student handbook). / Prerequisite: CIS 1200 and 4-6 lab hours per week.

COMP / Computer Skills

COMP – 1100 Beginning Computer & Internet Operations

1.00 Credits

This course is recommended for students who need a basic foundation in the basic operations for a personal computer. This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of the Windows operating system, computer concepts, and the Internet. The basics of computer hardware and software will be covered as well as file management and the accessories programs found in the Windows operating system. It will also cover Internet basics including web browsers, and e-mail. This course is a pass-fail self-paced course which will meet elective credit guidelines but is not designed to meet the computer literacy requirement nor can it be used to meet transfer requirements for business-related programs. Course is pass/fail. (4 lab hours per week for 8 weeks).

COMP – 1310 Microsoft Word Fundamentals

1.00 Credits

This course is recommended for all students. It is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of the word processors to prepare, edit, and manipulate text. The basics of word processing including creating, saving, and printing documents; formatting characters, lines, and pages; file management; fonts; spelling, grammar and thesaurus writing tools; inserting graphic images; and table basics will be included. This course is a pass/fail course which will meet elective credit guidelines but is not designed to meet the computer literacy requirement nor can it be used to meet transfer requirements for business-related programs. *No prerequisites required but COMP 1100 or equivalent computer skill is highly recommended. Course is pass/fail. (4 lab hours per week for eight week).

COMP – 1410 Microsoft Excel Fundamentals

1.00 Credits

This course is recommended for all students. It covers basic spreadsheet skills, including layout and labeling, entering and editing data, the use of mathematical functions for calculations, graphing, and charting results. This course is a pass/fail course which will meet elective credit guidelines but is not designed to meet the computer literacy requirement nor can it be used to meet transfer requirements for business-related programs. *No prerequisites required but COMP 1100 or equivalent computer skill is highly recommended. Course is pass/fail. (4 lab hours per week for eight week).

COMP – 1435 Financial Record Keeping – QuickBooks

1.00 Credits

This course is an introduction to the QuickBooks Pro 2011 software program which is a business financial accounting Program that allows you to set up your accounts in a computer, create customer and vendor lists, create invoices, pay bills, and track all financial records necessary for a small business. This course is a pass/fail course which will meet elective credit guidelines but is not designed to be used to meet transfer requirements for business related programs. *No prerequisites required but COMP 1100 or equivalent computer skill is highly recommended. (4 lab hours per week for eight weeks).

COMP – 1600 Database Applications – Access

1.00 Credits

For individuals with a CIS or Business emphasis and for individuals interested in database management. Teaches procedures and processes used in creating and maintaining a database. Includes creating tables, forms, reports, querying data in one or several tables, and mailing labels. This course is a pass/fail course which will meet elective credit guidelines but is not designed to be used to meet transfer requirements for business related programs. *No prerequisites required but COMP 1100 or equivalent computer skill is highly recommended. (4 lab hours per week for eight weeks).

COMP – 1700 Presentation Applications – PowerPoint

1.00 Credits

This course is designed for students who desire to learn computer skills for creating Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. This course provides basic introduction to create a presentation through the preparation, editing and manipulating of slides. This includes changing slide layout and design, inserting graphics objects, formatting text and tables in slides, and preparing slides and supplements for printing. This course is a pass/fail course which will meet elective credit guidelines but is not designed to meet the computer literacy requirement nor can it be used to meet transfer requirements for business related programs. *No prerequisites required but COMP 1100 or equivalent computer skill is highly recommended. (4 lab hours per week for eight weeks).

COMP – 1800 Microsoft Office Publisher Fundamentals

1.00 Credits

This course is recommended for all students. It is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of Microsoft Publisher so the student can create, design, and print publications. The basics of Microsoft Publisher are covered including working with graphic objects, enhancing a publication, improving the design of a publications, working with multiple pages, and learning some advanced publication features. This course is a self-paced course that provides flexibility for students to set their own daily schedules to meet deadlines, however, the student should plan on spending 4-6 hours a week to meet course requirements. This course is a pass/fail course which will meet elective credit guidelines but is not designed to meet the computer literacy requirement nor can it be used to meet transfer requirements for business-related programs. (4 lab hours per week for eight weeks).