Microsoft Office Essentials Curriculum
Course Title: Business Computer Systems I Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 3
Course Description: This course develops computer and digital literacy and emphasizes its importance in today's businesses and society. Through hands-on experience students will gain an understanding of computer concepts, capabilities and applications and be able to implement this knowledge in their professional and personal lives. Computer applications covered include word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, databases, windows/operating system, e-mail use and management, folder and file organization and use of the Internet. Computer concepts covered include understanding computers and mobile devices, how a computer works, managing files, computer and mobile device hardware components, digital safety and security, application programs, input and output devices, digital storage options, ethical practices and Internet basics. Hands-on experience will be provided on computers in the Windows environment using the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
Course Title: Business Computer Systems II Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 3
Course Description: Emphasis is on an in-depth understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite beyond the fundamentals of CIS 1101. Students will develop their skills with exercise-oriented learning by completing advanced training working with spreadsheets, word processing, presentation graphics, and relational databases. Students will complete an integrated application project incorporating several software applications into one final document. Computer concepts covered include communication networks, operating systems, the internet, database management, data security, computer careers, and background to become a productive, knowledgeable computer consumer and professional. Hands-on experience suitable for professional purposes or personal use will be provided on computers in the Windows environment using the advanced features of the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.If you believe you have computer experience that is equivalent to the prerequisites of this course, CIS 1101, please contact the instructor for permission to register for this class.Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
Course Title: Decision Making Excel Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 3
Course Description: This course uses Microsoft Excel as a problem solving tool in analyzing and designing solutions for common business and organizational problems and then using that information to guide decision-making. This course is for anyone who has to analyze, share, chart and manage information to make more informed decisions. Problems are taken from management, accounting and finance, manufacturing and production, sales and marketing and human resources. Beginning to advanced spreadsheet concepts covered include creating, editing, formatting, printing and saving worksheets, creating charts, filtering lists, creating pivot tables, inventing macros, importing data, creating data tables, evaluating and using functions, constructing formulas, integrating worksheet data with other programs and ethical Excel practices. After this course, the student would be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Excel Exam. Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
|3 Credits must be earned at NHCC|
|Total Credits Required||9|
- Perform specialized tasks using Microsoft Office applications
- Maintain computer information records
- Use of Microsoft Office for reports creation
- Verify information using information technology
- Gain advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
- Communicate in a business environment: written, verbal, and nonverbal
- Access and evaluate information effectively
- Demonstrate the use of uptodate technology and computer applications
- Formulate solutions to business problems using facts, logic, creativity, and values
- Solve mathematical problems related to business operations
This certificate provides essential computer skills needed in industry today. Students will use Microsoft Office products as well as other computer software applications that can be applied in business situations. Courses can be taken online. A course completed while earning a certificate can be applied to the A.A.S. or A.S. in Business Computer Systems and Management degrees and also some courses will be applied towards more advanced certificates. The courses from this program are delivered in the classroom and/or online. This certificate qualifies for the Work Investment Act.
Developmental Courses Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.
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