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CRN: 40097

Credits : 4

Description

This is an introductory course designed to provide students with a basic orientation to computer hardware and to teach the implementation of software applications in telecommunications. Students will use various software packages to create documents, spreadsheets, graphs, and databases and will use the knowledge gained to solve problems and transfer information via electronic media. This course requires Microsoft Office 2016 (available from the University).


Goals and Objectives
    • To learn the fundamentals of document management.
    • To become familiar with various software packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point to create and edit text documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
    • To demonstrate mastery of skills and use telecommunications vocabulary and concepts to complete word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation projects.
    • To use Word to create, edit, and print basic business documents.
    • To use and manipulate Excel in order to create, edit, and print basic spreadsheets as well as create, format, and print charts.
    •   To learn about the structure and functions of a database application.
    • To use Access to create databases, creating, editing, and querying tables as well as creating forms and reports.
    • To use PowerPoint to create basic slide show presentations.
    • To establish and maintain contact with instructors and classmates through a combination of email and discussion board interaction

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites.


Course Materials

Course Topics
WEEK TOPIC ASSESSMENTS
Word Basics  Week 1 Quiz, Text tutorial, Lab assignment, Discussion Board 
More Word Topics  Week 2 Quiz, Text tutorial, Lab assignment, Discussion Board 
Word Final Project  Text tutorial, Word Capstone Project 
Introduction to Excel  Week 4 Quiz, Text tutorial, Lab assignment, Discussion Board 
More Excel Topics  Week 5 Quiz, Text tutorial, Lab assignment, Discussion Board 
Charting in Excel  Week 6 Quiz, Text tutorial, Lab assignment, Discussion Board 
Excel Final Project  Excel Capstone Project 
First Week of Power Point  Week 8 Quiz, Text tutorial, Lab assignment, Discussion Board, Company Project 
Access Basics  Week 9 Quiz, Text tutorial, Lab assignment, Discussion Board, Company Project 
10  More Access  Week 10 Quiz, Text tutorial, Lab assignment, Discussion Board, Company Project 
11  Final Access Project  Text tutorial, Access Capstone Project, Company Project 
12  Searching the World Wide Web; Using Outlook, Final Power Point Presentation  Power Point Capstone Project, Company Project 


Proctor Information
This course does not require a proctor. However, you can obtain information on the proctoring program by clicking on this link:  Proctoring Program.




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