Integrated Computer Projects

Course Number: CAS 246
Transcript Title: Integrated Computer Projects
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 7, 2016
Total Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0



Course Description

Builds upon previous computer and business knowledge to create individual and group projects using software found in today's workplace. Uses integrated software and current technology to further develop professional software skills. Prerequisite: CAS 216, CAS 140, and CAS 170. Recommended: CAS 109, and CAS 231. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Integrate various software applications to plan, create, and present projects following current professional and/or industry standards.
  2. Use critical thinking skills to solve unfamiliar business-related problems through the integration of various computer software applications.
  3. Work with others through collaboration on group projects.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include:  Projects with original work could include flyer, brochure, poster, newsletter, and/or web page design. Journals, group discussions about design and design software, open ended assessments.

Course Activities and Design

Activities may include: online readings and videos, class discussions, reflection writings, open ended assignments, online collaboration

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Software integration
  • Utilize resources effectively (Figure it out for yourself!)
  • Utilize unfamiliar software

Competencies, Skills

  • Integrate software packages to create a project.
  • Merge data among various software for presentation in different media.
  • Use unfamiliar software such as voice recognition, web tools, database tools, multimedia, etc.
  • Use software tutorials and help features to learn the program.
  • Create content for business documents with familiar and unfamiliar software.
  • Use presentation graphics software.
  • Use Internet resources.
  • Use database software.
  • Demonstrate electronic file management.
  • Collaborate using online tools
  • Integrate other office technology as appropriate such as scanners, digital camera, drawing pad, multimedia devices, etc.

Department Notes

Capstone class for AAS degrees in CAS/OS.