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Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems

This course covers the concepts of information systems in business, including the integration of information systems, organizational strategy, systems analysis, data storage, data processing, security, cloud computing, and communications. The course applies information system concepts by developing solutions to business problems using financial analysis and database management tools, such as Microsoft Excel and Access. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for CSIT 110 or CSIT120. C-ID ITIS-120 and C-ID BUS-140.

Subject: CSIT
Course Number: 120
Section Number: 1799
Units: 3
Instructor: Cassoni, Rick

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Canvas
LMS link: http://miracosta.instructure.com
Course start page:
Course email: rcassoni@miracosta.edu
Office: T111
Office hours: M/W 1:30-2:30PM, T/Th 9:00-10:00AM, and by appt in person/virtually
Phone: 760-757-2121 x6369
Instructor notes: CSIT 120 is one of my favorite courses to teach. It is a blend of business and information systems (IS) where we will analyze how IS can increase revenue and decrease costs. Both of which will increase profit making companies more competitive. Students will be exposed to Computer Information Systems, MS Excel, MS Access, and will complete a capstone project in the course where they will use a drag and drop web creation engine to build a fully operational web site for a fictional company complete with social media. This is a great project for your ePortfolios. Students will have three options to purchase the course materials. Pearson offers a two week temporary access code to get students started. It will be necessary for students to have purchased ONE of the below bundles by the end of Week 3. The first week no Pearson materials and Weeks 2 and 3 students can use the temporary access. 1) MiraCosta Bookstore - Hardcopy Bundle (Book + Access Code) ~$120 -OR- 2) MiraCosta Bookstore - eText Bundle (eBook + Access Code) ~$95 -OR- 3) Pearson Direct - eText Bundle (eBook + Access Code) ~$95 I look forward to having you in the course! Please let me know if you have any questions. I will be checking email over the break. profC

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