Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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CISS 1290 - Microsoft Office Business Intelligence

Academic Division: Business, Industry and Technology
Academic Discipline: Computer Information Systems
Assistant Dean: Vincent Palombo PhD
2 Credit(s)
This course introduces the concepts and application of data analytics in business. A hands-on approach of Microsoft Excel and Power BI (Business Intelligence tools) is used for data analysis, data visualization, modeling, creating dashboards with direct connectivity to data sources. UG
2 Lab Hour(s)
1 Lecture Hour(s);
Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent Course(s): Take CISS 1280 ;

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met
1. Apply analysis tools in Excel.

Hands-on application projects

Weeks 1-2

2. Create Excel data models.

Hands-on application projects

Weeks 3-4

3. Import data from a .CSV file, SQL Server database, report.

Hands-on application projects

Weeks 5-6

4. Explore DAX (Data analysis expressions) functions.

Hands-on application projects

Weeks 7-8

5. Create data visualizations.

Hands-on application projects

Weeks 9-12


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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