1. Course Description
    This course is intended to provide experience using 4 programs of the Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. These programs (especially the first three) are commonly used in the business world and proficiency in using them is valuable. An additional goal is to provide design skills, particularly with respect to Word and PowerPoint, as these are commonly used programs to create visuals, such as documents, basic pamphlets, and key presentations, which can dramatically influence viewers. Touch typing & email etiquette will be a focus as well, along with originality in conception and execution of design.
  2. Course Objectives
    Students in this course will complete a variety of daily activities (to cultivate various document creation, editing, and processing skills), and will also create several larger projects to demonstrate their proficiency with the various skills taught in the course, and to exercise their creativity, too. Projects completed in the past have included: - a brochure or poster advertising an event or public service - a slideshow to introduce one's hometown (and a template for use in slideshows) - an Excel template for decision making - a PSA video about a specific topic or service
  3. Teachnig Method
    Students attending this course will be required to act in a professional, respectful manner to their classmates, their instructor, and themselves, and take an earnest interest in their work. Moreover: - Submit assignments in a timely manner. [Any and all extensions must receive prior approval or penalties will be assessed: the assignment may not be accepted, and/or the final grade will be reduced.] - Avail themselves of the class website. - Show and accept responsibility for themselves, their work, and their actions. - Exhibit academic honesty, integrity, and originality. Plagiarism will be strongly punished. - Monitor their progress in the course, maintaining records of their assignment scores, attendance, and so on. - Participate positively in class, with an open mind and a receptive attitude. - Reflect on their work and use the insight gained to guide themselves in their progress.
  4. Textbook
  5. Assessment
  6. Requiments
    Knowledge of basic computer functions and menus is helpful. English-language touch typing (the ability to type without needing to look at the keyboard) skill is ALSO highly recommended and important.
  7. Practical application of the course
    This course assists those who are: - interested in gaining MOS certification - hoping to increase their comfort and proficiency with a computer and with some of the Microsoft Office apps - become more skillful at creating documents & slideshows for their KAC career ...and so on
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