Brenda Nielsen

Residential Faculty - CIS/BPC

Computer Information Systems

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 2021

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 related to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge or basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. CIS105 uses Microsoft Office 2016 or 2019 and either Windows 7, 8, or 10 software.
General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31713
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2021 - 03/10/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 31713 Students may contact instructor at: brenda.nielsen@mesacc.edu

31747
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2021 - 03/12/2021

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 31747 Students may contact instructor at: brenda.nielsen@mesacc.edu

31901
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2021 - 03/12/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 31901 Students may contact instructor at: brenda.nielsen@mesacc.edu

31709
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/20/2021 - 03/10/2021
We
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Class Started

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 31709 Students may contact instructor at: brenda.nielsen@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

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 2019 and Windows 10 or macOS 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
33882
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2021 - 03/12/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 33882 Students may contact instructor at: brenda.nielsen@mesacc.edu

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