Information Management

IM 120 Introduction to Computers
3 credits (CS)

This course is a comprehensive overview of the field including a survey of topics in data processing, an introduction to the applications of computers in business, and the impact of computers on all aspects of society. In addition to acquainting the students with computer hardware and computer systems, the course requires proficiency with a variety of software packages in the microcomputer lab. The software packages include word processing, databases, and spreadsheets. (Offered fall and spring terms)

IM 121 Microsoft Word
1 credit (CS)

Computer software is a valuable tool in the world today. This hands-on course will survey the concepts related to using word processing software and the dedicated utilization of such software. A strong emphasis will be placed on applying word processing skills in a variety of situations and subject areas.

IM 122 Microsoft Excel
1 credit (CS)

Computer software is a valuable tool in the world today. This hands-on course will survey the concepts related to using Spreadsheet software and the dedicated utilization of such software. A strong emphasis will be placed on applying Spreadsheet skills in a variety of situations and subject areas.

IM 123 Microsoft Access
1 credit (CS)

Computer software is a valuable tool in the world today. This hands-on course will survey the concepts related to using database software and the dedicated utilization of such software. A strong emphasis will be placed on applying database skills in a variety of situations and subject areas.

IM 128 Electronic Publishing
3 credits (CS)

This course introduces students to the concepts and practice of electronic publishing. Most of the course consists of intensive training with electronic publishing software supporting student projects in the College laboratories. Analysis of student projects and study of design principles train students to distinguish excellent quality in publishing products and to create projects that conform to industry standards for excellence.

IM 325 Data Processing and Information Management
3 credits (CS)

This course deals with business data processing systems usage, applications and issues. Preparation and analysis of reports and use of data in management decisions is included. Data processing and analysis are applied to common aspects in management. (Offered annually).  Prerequisite: IM 120 Introduction to Computers with a minimum grade of "C"

IM 326 E-Commerce
3 credits (CS)

Electronic commerce (EC) describes doing business – primarily buying and selling of goods and services – on the Web. Thanks to its 24x7 availability, global reach, and interaction and information delivery capabilities, the Web is rapidly becoming a multi-billion dollar source of revenue for doing business across the globe. This course will help students perceive and understand the opportunities and risks that lie ahead for e-commerce and EC Web sites. Students should be able to identify the technological, business, and social forces that have shaped the growth of e-commerce and extend that understanding into the years ahead. The course will also develop an understanding of online marketing as it applies to the Internet.