CMAP 1200 Computer Information Systems

This is a non-technical course for students with minimal or no computer experience. Students are introduced to basic computer concepts and techniques, including operating systems and application software (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and database). Prerequisite: Completion of CMAP 1500 or keyboarding experience. (3 lect.) IT


3 credits

Transfer Status

Transferable to UW.

Major Topics

  • Computer essentials
  • Basic Windows skills
  • Internet and Web navigation
  • E-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software applications


In order to successfully complete this course, the student will:

1. Recognize essential computer terminology.

2. Apply correct file management procedures to store documents, including proper use of sub-directories, creating/naming/deleting folders, selecting/moving/copying/deleting files.

3. Apply correct procedures when using Help features in programs.

4. Complete projects at a minimum 70 percent accuracy level that involves the exploration of the WWW.

5. Create/send/receive e-mails and manage e-mail program.

6. Complete case problems that incorporate the creation of a minimum of eight basic word processing documents that include the insertion of pictures and tables; the use of styles; and other basic word processing features.

7. Create a basic report that includes title page, table of contents, paragraph styles, and footnote references.

8. Create and edit a minimum of six spreadsheet documents that demonstrate the use of basic spreadsheet application commands.

9. Create a minimum of three charts created through spreadsheet software.

10. Plan and create a minimum of two database files that include tables, forms, and queries objects.

11. Create and present a five- to ten-minute presentation that incorporates basic presentation options, including pictures/clip art, animation, design, and importing of special features.

12. Create professional documents that are free of spelling and keyboarding errors, formatted appropriately, and created efficiently by using appropriate software commands.

13. Identify and demonstrate the use of five computer applications which may assist physically or mentally impaired computer users.

14. Discuss and demonstrate how computers can be altered to be used by non-English speaking populations.

15. Analyze and discuss the impact of computers on history, societal problems and culture.

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