Computer Applications in BusinessComputer Applications in Business is designed to introduce the first year AIT freshman students to the world of computers and software applications. This instruction will provide them with a solid foundation on which to build a strong and useful knowledge of Information Technology. Through class room lectures, application program demonstrations, and hands-on lessons and exercises students will learn how to use Microsoft Office applications and explore and examine the fundamentals of computer hardware and software. The class will also examine the relationship between technology and society and interpret how computer technology can benefit businesses, government, and educational organizations. Students will acquire skills and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that enable them to pass the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Examinations.
Additionally, students will acquire skills and proficiency to enable them to pass the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification Examination. This certification is comprised of 3 tests:
1. Living Online - covers skills for working in an Internet or networked environment.
2. Key Applications - covers popular word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications and the common features of all applications.
3. Computing Fundamentals - covers a foundational understanding of computing.