MIST-101 Introduction to Computer Applications

Information that may be of use when deciding if you wish to take this course.

MIST-101 is offered in the Spring, Fall and Summer Semesters on the Manhattan and Online Campuses by Dr. O'Sullivan.


bullet To gain practical knowledge and experience in Enterprise Data Systems
bullet To understand real world issues and constraints on developing, administering and MIS systems
bullet To empower students with adequate skills in state of the art productivity software
bullet To learn critical-thinking techniques for solving unstructured problems by identifying and analyzing an information systems problem and designing a working system to solve this problem


The course has 2 distinct aspects to it. The first is to introduce the student to a broad range of aspects in contemporary Information systems. The second is to ensure an adequate knowledge of modern productivity software. The productivity software aspect of the course is delivered through the use of assigned labs centering on MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access and MS PowerPoint. These labs are assessed as part of your final grade. The Information Systems theory aspect is delivered through the use of presentations and discussions and is the core material that is examined in the Mid-Term and Final Examinations discussed below.





Access to the Internet


An NYIT Blackboard User ID and Password


2 Required text books


Access to a computer with MS Office 2003




bullet Microsoft Office 2007: Introductory Concepts and Techniques, Shelly Cashman, Course Technologies
bullet Fundamentals of Information Systems Third Edition, Stair and Reynolds, Course Technologies; ISBN 0-619-21560-7


Grading Basis:


60% of the grade is based on a mid-term and final examination. Both examinations are cumulative and given in a multiple-choice format.

30% of the grade is based upon the successful completion the labs assigned in class

10% of the grade is for class participation




Tests are based on the course chapters and assigned question. The Mid-Term will cover all material covered up to that point. The final exam is comprehensive.



Assignments are expected to be completed on an individual basis. Assignments that are turned in after the expected due date will automatically receive a grade of 0 points.