The main focus of this course is on the business applications of software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and business utilization of the internet and email. This course will also provide a comprehensive overview of computer terminology, hardware, and operating systems relative to the business environment. Through a project-based approach, students will learn advanced concepts and functions of business application software. To become more efficient and effective, students will solve real-world office technology problems using integrated software applications. Students will be able to manage customers and sales opportunities more effectively, create impressive sales and marketing materials in-house, manage email, and share information more efficiently using Microsoft Office and other productivity applications. This course is well-suited to those students who know the fundamentals of Microsoft Office yet need additional instruction to become thoroughly knowledgeable and experienced in its many applications. **This course may be used in place of CIS156 to meet Business, Hospitality and Accounting program requirements. (Students cannot receive credit for both CIS154G and CIS156G.) Prerequisite: Placement Testing or permission of instructor.