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Welcome to BUSA 2205

Fundamentals of Computer Applications (BUSA 2205)

What is this course all about?

To give you a basic level of computer application literacy primarily, Spreadsheets, and database Excel

Learning objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of information competency, the Information Processing Cycle, Basic Components of the Personal Computer, and Technology used in the Workplace.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to Create and Edit Workbooks and Charts which utilize Functions and Formulas.
  3. Understand and applying the fundamental database concepts to spreadsheet development such as Importing, Creating Tables, Sorting and Filtering, and using Conditional Formatting.
  4. Use advanced spreadsheet concepts such as Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks, applying Advanced Functions, Setting Validation, and Protecting Workbooks.
  5. Develop an understanding and exposure to new and emerging technologies
  6. Gain the ability to serve as an informed purchaser of technology (personal, commercial)
  7. Prepare a capstone project which applies concepts and principles of course to a unique series of problems.

Grade Distribution

Assignment Number of Assignments Points Per Assignment Total Points
Knowledge Quizzes 4 25 100
Application Assignments 11 27 300
Exams 3 100 300
Capstone 1 300 300

Total points in the class: 1000

Contact Information

If you would like the questions used in the Knowledge Quizzes, Exams and Capstone Project, please email David Bridges, instructor or Katie Bridges, instructional designer.

CCBY License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Types of Assignments

Knowledge Quizzes

  • In D2L each module has a presentation that includes questions about the presentation
  • 3 attempts at each question

Application Assignments

  • Designed to reinforce the material covered in the modules
  • Some writing, and some Excel work


  • Each exam has two parts
    • Part I is a D2L Quiz
    • Part II will be completed in MS Excel
  • Assigned tasks and required to produce a file


  • Each student will be given a set of information that you must analyze, (using Excel) and describe how you came to  your conclusion (using Word)


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