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 Course Title:   MS PowerPoint

 Title Abbreviation:   MS POWERPOINT

 Department:    OFTEC

 Course #:    132

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    520497

 EPC:    547

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Apply the features of Microsoft PowerPoint to design, create, edit, and format slide presentations; add graphical enhancements to slide content; apply transitions and animations; add sound and video; prepare notes and handouts; and customize and run a slide show.


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: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Create, navigate, and work with presentations in normal, outline, slide sorter, and slide show view.
  2. Enter, edit, and format slide text (check spelling; find and replace text; cut, copy, and paste text).
  3. Format slides and slide content (apply font and paragraph formatting, copy formats with Format Painter, customize bullets and numbers, modify and apply themes, and change slide background).
  4. Modify slides (size and rearrange placeholders; insert, delete, move, and copy slides; duplicate slides; reuse slides; add headers and footers; and add action buttons and hyperlinks for easy navigation).
  5. Enhance slides with graphical elements (insert pictures and clip art; crop, size, move and format pictures; create and format text boxes and shapes; create and format WordArt; create and format SmartArt diagrams; create and format charts; insert screenshots; position and arrange graphical objects on slides).
  6. Create, format, and modify tables.
  7. Create, edit, and format a photo album.
  8. Customize slide design and layouts with Slide Masters.
  9. Apply transitions, animations, motion paths, and builds to slides, content, and objects.
  10. Set up, customize, and run a slide show (hide slides, time slide transitions, rehearse timings, loop a presentation, annotate slides, and create a custom slide show).
  11. Insert and customize audio and video files.
  12. Prepare speaker’s notes and audience handouts.
  13. Plan and design presentations that incorporate design principles to ensure the effective communication of information to the intended audience.
  14. Analyze and critique presentations for design improvement.

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.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.

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. Techniques for navigating and viewing slides.
  2. Text editing and formatting techniques.
  3. Slide design and modification features.
  4. Techniques for inserting, creating, formatting, and modifying graphical objects.
  5. Table creation and formatting features.
  6. Tools for creating a photo album.
  7. Slide Master customization.
  8. Tools for adding transitions and animations.
  9. Techniques for running a slide show.
  10. Commands for working with audio and video files.
  11. Features for preparing speaker’s notes and audience handouts.
  12. Design principles for planning effective presentations.