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 Course Title:   Microsoft Office Basics

 Title Abbreviation:   MS OFFICE BASICS

 Department:    OFTEC

 Course #:    162

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    520497

 EPC:    547

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Introduction to the Microsoft Office suite of software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Provides familiarity with the programs; for more training see OFTEC 122, 132, and 134. Offered as pass/fail only.


Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and the ability to type by touch are strongly recommended.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Produce basic documents using Microsoft Word.
  2. Produce basic spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel.
  3. Produce a basic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  4. Produce and manipulate a basic database using Microsoft Access.
  5. Manage the storage of electronic files.
  6. Coordinate time and tasks.
  7. Perform basic integration tasks using the Microsoft Office programs.
  8. Identify the purposes and uses for the MS Office programs and determine which programs can be used to accomplish specific tasks.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction to MS Word and basic word processing projects.
  2. Introduction to MS Excel and basic spreadsheet projects.
  3. Introduction to MS PowerPoint and basic presentation projects.
  4. Introduction to MS Access and basic database projects.
  5. Overview of software integration techniques and basic integration projects.