OADM150 Office Technology Concepts

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Office Administration

I. Course Number and Title
OADM150 Office Technology Concepts
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
OADM140 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is an in-depth exploration of computer hardware and software with emphasis on business applications, information systems, technological innovations, and introductory hands-on software applications.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. define the concepts and terminology involved in information processing systems;
    2. demonstrate an understanding of computer technologies used by businesses and individuals;
    3. demonstrate an understanding of systems software and operating systems; and
    4. demonstrate an understanding of application software, including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. computer hardware and software overview
    2. create word processing documents
    3. format and edit documents
    4. retrieve and enhance documents
    5. create a spreadsheet
    6. revise and enhance spreadsheets
    7. build an advanced spreadsheet
    8. develop a large spreadsheet
    9. create charts and graphs
    10. create a database
    11. view and edit a database
    12. create and edit reports
    13. import clipart into documents
    14. create form letters
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals is based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 4/99; Revised 1/2010; New Core 8/2015