Learning objectives are what you will know and what you will be able to do after you complete the course. Please see course topics to see what will be covered in the class.
You will be able to demonstrate understanding of the essential features and functions of computer hardware and software in the context of contemporary business technology.
You will be able to create formulas and charts to represent numeric data using spreadsheet software.
You will be able to analyze business needs and use application software to meet those needs.
You will be able to design and create professional documents using word processing software.
You will be able to create and administer databases for effective data access and maintenance using database software.
You explore new Excel skill through a simulation. The emulated software through a browser on Windows or Mac laptop helps you to get a first impression of the new computer skill.
Through an ebook or course videos you explore how the new skill works and how it applies in computer work. Your exploration is only limited by your own interest.
Under the guidance of the instructor you will work inside of the real software to complete a project that applies the new skill. There are 12 projects in the class.
You will complete formative assessments to check your work during practice. You will have 5 chances to improve each of your projects after getting detailed feedback on what needs to be changed. Finally, a hands-on exam will give you closure on the new lessons learned.
I was really uninterested in this class when I originally signed up, but it was required by my major. The Prof made it really interesting and fun and easy to understand for someone who doesn't care much about computers. I am now genuinely interested and at least somewhat informed in the basics of this field. I am glad I had to take this class, which I never expected myself to say, and the Professor is the main reason it was enjoyable.
This class taught me the skills I needed to be more efficient using Office applications, which in turn increased my productivity in other classes. You will also gain skills and expertise to support your professional career. Aside from Office skills, the basic technical knowledge covered in the class will apply to making good purchasing decisions and working in almost any career.
This class was awesome! For a subject that I really had no interest in, the information that the professor presented was very interesting. It made my mind think in a way that it normally does not and it was beneficial to the learning as a whole.
This class absolutely met my goals for taking it. I wanted to learn and feel confident with Word and Excel and I achieved that. I don’t love computer concepts but I enjoyed this class.
Not only do I have a better understanding of the topic, but I feel like I really learned something and with some classes I am focused more on the grade than the subject, and that was not the case at all for this class.”, “This class is extremely well structured and organized to a tee. I enjoed participating.