Computer Applications for Business- This course introduces basic concepts and principles underlying personal productivity tools widely used in business, such as word processors, spreadsheets, presentation tools, and web navigation.


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Course Prerequisities

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Terminal Course Objectives

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1.In Microsoft Word 2013: begin and edit a document; customize program settings; use features that improve readability.

2.In Microsoft Word 2013: view a document in different ways; prepare a document for distribution; modify document properties.

3.In Microsoft Word 2013: use font selection as yet another method of conveying the message of the document; format selected paragraphs for added emphasis of the document.

4.In Microsoft Word 2013: apply a theme that will visually coordinate various page elements; create custom formatting, or style, for each commonly used element; modify and enhance objects within the document.

5.In Microsoft Word 2013: insert a table into a document; apply table styles to enhance the document; summarize the data in a table; add captions to enhance the table data.

6.In Microsoft Word 2013: use accepted writing styles and acknowledge sources; correctly use footnotes and end notes; include features such as table of contents or index; keep track of all additions, deletions, and formatting changes.

7.In Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: plan a presentation slideshow using a theme or template; add media, tables, transitions and animations; navigate various views and create speaker notes.

8.In Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: download, modify, and save a template; use sections to group slides; apply design principles to increase presentation appeal and professionalism; update slide masters and properties that affect the entire show.

9.In Microsoft Excel 2013: identify window elements; plan worksheet design, enter, and format data; create formulas using cell references and applying mathematical order of precedence; copy formulas using auto fill; display cell formulas and values.   

10.In Microsoft Excel 2013: rename worksheet, change tab color, and insert, delete, move, copy worksheet; insert and delete columns and rows and adjust column width and row height; select and move ranges, copy and paste ranges; apply formatting to cells; modify page layout options and ensure data will print properly.

11.In Microsoft Excel 2013: use and differentiate between relative, absolute, and mixed cell addresses; correct a circular reference; understand function syntax; insert basic math, statistics, and miscellaneous functions.

12.In Microsoft Excel 2013: design an IF function including logical text and value_if_true and value_if_false arguments; implement a LOOKUP function; calculate payments with the PMT function; create and maintain range names and use range names in formulas.

13.In Microsoft Excel 2013: choose appropriate chart type for the data and conclusions; create a chart, change the chart type, change the data source and structure; apply a chart layout and chart style.

14.In Microsoft Excel 2013: move a chart and print charts; insert and customize a sparkline; select and format chart elements; customize chart labels; format the axes and gridlines; add a trendline.

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