Brenda Nielsen

Residential Faculty - CIS/BPC

Business

Office: RDM-S Saguaro - Room: 262

480-654-7721

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM11:00 AM - 11:50 AM11:00 AM - 11:50 AM  

Virtual Office hours on Thursdays on-going as needed; I will be online and available to answer emails, Canvas mail, Skype, or IM in support of online students. I will also be online  on many weekends in support of online students.

Friday office hours are by appt. only as Friday is the reserved day for the BIS department's discipline and/or dept. meetings at the Southern and Dobson campus.

Classes Taught

Spring 2020

CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3 Credits
Overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers. Use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Includes uses of application software and the Internet for efficient and effective problem solving. Exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Prerequisites: None.
CIS105 is a lecture course with computers demonstrations and open lab assignments. CIS105 uses Windows-based computers to cover word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database management software. Includes overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues realted to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge of basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. CIS105 uses Office 2016 or Office 2019 and either Windows 7, 8, or 10 software.
General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25103
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/13/2020 - 03/06/2020

Class Started

Notes: Class 25103 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: brenda.nielsen@mesacc.edu

Additional Notes: CIS105 is a lecture course with computers demonstrations and open lab assignments. CIS105 uses Windows-based computers to cover word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database management software. Includes overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues realted to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge of basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. CIS105 uses Office 2016 or Office 2019 and either Windows 7, 8, or 10 software.

25216
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/13/2020 - 03/06/2020

Class Started

Notes: Class 25216 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: brenda.nielsen@mesacc.edu

Additional Notes: CIS105 is a lecture course with computers demonstrations and open lab assignments. CIS105 uses Windows-based computers to cover word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database management software. Includes overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues realted to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge of basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. CIS105 uses Office 2016 or Office 2019 and either Windows 7, 8, or 10 software.

25061
Red Mountain Campus
RDM W W133
Lecture/Lab
01/15/2020 - 03/04/2020
We
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Class Started

Notes: Class 25061 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: brenda.nielsen@mesacc.edu
Honors Program Only

Additional Notes: CIS105 is a lecture course with computers demonstrations and open lab assignments. CIS105 uses Windows-based computers to cover word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database management software. Includes overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues realted to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge of basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. CIS105 uses Office 2016 or Office 2019 and either Windows 7, 8, or 10 software.

CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3 Credits
Computer spreadsheet skills for solving business problems using Excel, including calculations, forecasting, projections, macro programming, database searching, extraction, linking, statistics, and matrix manipulation. Production of graphs and reports. Project design using multiple, integrated spreadsheets. Prerequisites: None.
CIS114DE uses Office 2013 and either Windows 7 or Windows 8 software, unless otherwise noted in the class notes. Macintosh users should consult with their instructor for information on how to take CIS114DE on a Mac.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27587
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/13/2020 - 03/06/2020

Closed

Notes: Class 27587 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: brenda.nielsen@mesacc.edu

Additional Notes: CIS114DE uses Office 2013 and either Windows 7 or Windows 8 software, unless otherwise noted in the class notes. Macintosh users should consult with their instructor for information on how to take CIS114DE on a Mac.

Spring Flex Start 2020

CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3 Credits
Computer spreadsheet skills for solving business problems using Excel, including calculations, forecasting, projections, macro programming, database searching, extraction, linking, statistics, and matrix manipulation. Production of graphs and reports. Project design using multiple, integrated spreadsheets. Prerequisites: None.
CIS114DE uses Office 2013 and either Windows 7 or Windows 8 software, unless otherwise noted in the class notes. Macintosh users should consult with their instructor for information on how to take CIS114DE on a Mac.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25092
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/27/2020 - 05/08/2020

Closed

Notes: Class 25092 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: brenda.nielsen@mesacc.edu

Additional Notes: CIS114DE uses Office 2013 and either Windows 7 or Windows 8 software, unless otherwise noted in the class notes. Macintosh users should consult with their instructor for information on how to take CIS114DE on a Mac.

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