This course provides an overview of computer information systems and extensive hands-on-exercises using application software. The emphasis placed on computer hardware, software, and mastery of software applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, database management system, and presentation as well as communication tools. Furthermore, students are also exposed to technology research tools and other emerging social media technologies such as blogs, wiki, podcasting, and Google applications. Students learn techniques to search, evaluate, corroborate, and quote information found online. A graphic-based operating system is also covered.