Computer Software (103)

103-159 -  Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office  

Develops basic computer skills in Windows, Internet communication, professional use of Social Media, word processing with Microsoft Word, spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel, and presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint. This course is a "hands-on" computer class and cultivates skills for college and work. Students must be comfortable using a computer. Students not familiar with a computer should enroll in Microsoft Windows. Keyboarding skills recommended. Credit for Prior Learning Available

1 Credit hours  
36 Lab hours  
103-160 -  Microsoft Word  

Introduces word processing applications, functions and features. Emphasizes creating, editing, saving and retrieving files; using wizards and templates; creating organized tables; and using grammar, formatting and spelling tools. Produces documents with charts generated from tables. Integrates information with other Microsoft applications. Windows-based Microsoft Word software is used. May be taken alone, as part of the Office Software Suite Certificate or to prepare for certification exams. It is recommended (but not required) that entry-level students complete Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office before enrolling in this course. Credit for Prior Learning Available

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
103-161 -  Advanced Microsoft Word  

Applies word processing features including tables, columns, merges, templates and integration of graphic elements. Emphasizes production of correspondence, reports and proposals, labels, forms and tables. (Prerequisite: 103-160 Microsoft Word or dean consent)

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
103-162 -  Microsoft Integration  

Provides hands-on experience integrating files to and from database, word processing, presentation graphics and spreadsheet software programs. (Prerequisites: 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office; 103-160 Microsoft Word; 103-180 Microsoft Excel; 103-181 Microsoft Access)

1 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
103-164 -  Advanced Microsoft Integration  

Provides hands-on experience integrating files from programs in the Microsoft Office Software Suite. Students use advanced features in Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint to link formulas, information and data. Students create documents, databases, worksheets and presentations and integrate the applications in a professional compilation. This course is typically taken as a final step in completing the Advanced Office Software Suite Certificate. (Prerequisites: 103-161 Advanced Microsoft Word; 103-183 Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint; 103-188 Advanced Microsoft Access; 103-190 Advanced Microsoft Excel)

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
103-170 -  Beginning Photoshop  

Introduces Adobe Photoshop software. Uses software tutorial exercises to focus on learning Photoshop's user interface, tools, image creation, and editing techniques and procedures. Basic computer skills, Internet connection, and current version of Adobe software required for on-line course. Credit for Prior Learning Available

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
103-174 -  InDesign  

Introduces basic page layout document construction techniques. Uses software tutorial exercises to focus on learning Adobe InDesign's user interface and document creation procedures. Basic computer skills, Internet connection and current version of Adobe software required for online course. Credit for Prior Learning Available

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
103-180 -  Microsoft Excel  

Introduces spreadsheet applications, functions and features using data tables, solver and document review. Emphasizes creating, editing, saving and retrieving files, applying formulas and managing large workbooks, charts and amortization schedules. May be taken alone, as part of the Office Software Suite Certificate, or as the first step in preparation for the Microsoft Certification test. Students should have a basic understanding of a computer system. For entry-level students, Microsoft Windows or Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office is recommended before starting this course. Credit for Prior Learning Available

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
103-181 -  Microsoft Access  

Develops skills to manage relational databases by completing various activities using Microsoft Access in a hands-on format. Builds skills essential to unlocking the potential of a fully functional RDBMS (relational database management system). Access is a database program which keeps track of large amounts of data and organizes it in a useful manner. It provides a cost-effective method of leveraging key database functionality with easy-to-use graphical interface. Students must have a working knowledge of a computer system. Windows and Excel courses (or a working knowledge of both) are recommended before completing this course. Credit for Prior Learning Available

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
103-182 -  Microsoft PowerPoint  

Introduces Microsoft PowerPoint, Windows-based software that facilitates the design and creation of presentations in the form of text, clip art, animation, organizational charts and tables. Students produce interactive presentations with sound and other enhancements. May be taken alone, as part of the Office Software Suite Certificate or as the first step in preparation for the Microsoft Certification test on PowerPoint. Students should have a basic understanding of a computer system. For entry-level students, Microsoft Windows or Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office is recommended before starting this course. Credit for Prior Learning Available

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
103-183 -  Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint  

Develop skill in professional presentation and public speaking. Students organize a speaking event, apply customized features to slide shows, create custom designs, generate Web-based presentations, link and embed files from a variety of sources, prepare handouts and workbooks to complement presentations and utilize professional presentation technique. (Prerequisite: 103-182 Microsoft PowerPoint or dean consent)

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
103-188 -  Advanced Microsoft Access  

Introduces students to advanced features of Microsoft Access. Includes creating advanced queries; customizing advanced forms and reports; creating macros, Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts; integrating Access with other applications; introduction to database administration, database security, SQL statements, and VBA code. This course may be taken alone or as part of the Advanced Office Software Suite Certificate. (Prerequisite: 103-181 Microsoft Access or dean consent)

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
103-189 -  Microsoft Windows  

Provides basic overview of Windows. Focuses on concepts and terminology. Students develop skills in using a mouse, working with icons, using Windows Explorer, file/folder manipulation and print controls. May be taken alone, as part of the Office Software Suite Certificate, or as a step in preparation for Microsoft Certification. Students should have basic knowledge of a computer system. Support services and/or tutoring are available and recommended for very entry-level students. Credit for Prior Learning Available

1 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
103-190 -  Advanced Microsoft Excel  

Explores intermediate and advanced features of Microsoft Excel including multiple worksheet and workbook applications; importing data; using database features; creating macros and Pivot Tables; and Nesting functions. Provides hands-on experience in using Excel, building and designing advanced worksheet solutions. This course may be taken alone or as part of the Advanced Office Software Suite Certificate. (Prerequisite: 103-180 Microsoft Excel or dean consent)

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours