Computer Software (103)
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103-106 Introduction to Microsoft Office Suites
This course will introduce students to the Microsoft Office Suite software and overview many of the core competencies of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Students will use technology for both problem solving and decision making and will be expected to use the resources available to search for answers to problems. Knowledge of creating and saving a document to a specific drive, open and closing multiple applications, locating a website using the URL and sending or receiving an e-mail with an attachment plus touch keyboarding skills are expected. If you are not proficient in these skills then Keyboarding 106-140 and Intro to Computer Basics 103-127 are highly recommended pre/corequisites for this course. These recommended pre/corequisites may also be taken concurrently with the Introduction to Microsoft Suites course. This course is taught using MS Office 2013. All assignments and assessments must be submitted using MS Office 2013.
103-107 Intermediate Excel
This course introduces intermediate level features of Microsoft Excel that allows students to advance their skill set by learning to work with advanced formulas, lists, and illustrations and to use spreadsheets to compile, analyze and present data for problem solving and decision making within organizations.
103-108 Introduction to Microsoft Outlook
103-110 Introduction to Microsoft Windows
In this course, the learner will become familiar with the basic features of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Competencies covered include: working with the Start button and taskbar, opening, closing, moving and resizing windows; and saving and managing files.
103-112 Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Using Microsoft Excel, students will learn the elements of a spreadsheet: worksheet capabilities (create, modify, enhance, save, print, and erase worksheets), and graphing capabilities (create graphs, bar charts, and pie charts).
103-114 Introduction to Internet Explorer
103-116 Introduction to Microsoft Word
Learn to use Microsoft Word as a word processor to create documents such as reports, letters and research papers. Students create, edit, format and print a variety of business and school documents and become proficient with editing tools such as spelling and grammar checkers, Thesaurus, and AutoCorrect. Successful completion of Introduction to Microsoft Office (103-106) will be accepted in lieu of this course.
103-117 Introduction to Microsoft Access
This course introduces you to Microsoft Access. Access is a collection of one or more tables that can share information. It will include database applications, managing, retrieving, sorting and analyzing information to generate reports. .
103-120 Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
103-126 Introduction to QuickBooks
This course is designed to provide the user with a basic level of proficiency in the popular Quickbooks software. Quickbooks is used to record business transactions and produce financial statements and various other reports for management. A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and a basic knowledge of the accounting cycle are recommended.
103-127 Introduction to Computer Basics
This class is an introductory course for those with little or no computer skills or for those who want to brush up on general computer proficiency. You will become familiar with MS Windows operating system, file management, MS Outlook and Internet Explorer. This class is highly recommended prior to taking Intro to MS Office Suites (103-106) or any other computer software courses.
103-128 Introduction to Microsoft Office Suites
This course will introduce students to the Microsoft Office Suite software and overview many of the core competencies of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students will use technology for both problem- solving and decision- making and will be expected to use the resources available to search for answers to problems. Knowledge of creating and saving a document to a specific drive, opening and closing multiple applications, locating a website using the URL and sending or receiving an e-mail with an attachment are expected.This course is taught using MS Office 2016. All assignments and assessments must be submitted using MS Office 2016.
103-129 Intro to MS Publisher & Desktop Publishing
Intro to MS Publisher & Desktop Publishing introduces the learner to a desktop publishing program that can be used to create a variety of workplace publications. Using Publisher, you can easily create business cards, greeting cards, calendars, newsletters and much, much more.
103-131 Intro to Digital Photography & Color
The Intro to Digital Photography & Color will have students examining photographic principles and file manipulation. Through discussions, audio visuals, camera demonstrations, and in-the-field shooting sessions, the individual will learn specific shooting and lighting techniques designed to capture a better image. Students will also engage in and produce products through printing, cropping, retouching and create a file management system.
103-132 Intro to Adobe Illustrator & Typography
Intro to Adobe Illustrator & Typography prepares the learner to use Adobe's Illustrator software to create digital art. The course will cover the basics of computer illustration and its use in print and web media. Learners will work with objects, the pen, brushes, text, color, special effects, symbols, and gradients as they create portfolio-quality art. The learner will be introduced to the fundamentals of Typography. Emphasis is on the structure and form of type and how it is used in contemporary graphic design. Projects explore the history of type, and the creation of design using type elements.
103-133 Intro to Photoshop - Designing and Editing
Intro to Adobe Photoshop - Designing and Editing introduces the learner to using Adobe Photoshop to edit, enhance, and combine digital images which are prepared for print and web media. Topics will include photo correction, masks, channels, page backgrounds, brushes and optimizes images for web use.
103-134 Intro to InDesign & Layout
Intro to InDesign & Layout prepares the learner to use a professional page layout program. Learners will develop brochures, mailers, business documents and newsletters by implementing text layout techniques, using multiple master pages, managing styles, using text adjustment tools, working with libraries, and managing long documents for print production.
103-135 Dreamweaver 1
In Dreamweaver 1, learners are introduced to Adobe Dreamweaver and to basic web design skills by completing several exercises and creating basic web sites.
103-136 Dreamweaver 2
In Dreamweaver 2, students will continue to examine and apply website design concepts and Adobe Dreamweaver while integrating marketing and graphic design principles to increasingly complex projects.
103-137 Dreamweaver 3
In Dreamweaver 3, learners demonstrate their mastery of website in conjunction with effective web marketing skills by designing and completing complex projects.
103-138 Word Documents
This course introduces the learner to the core competencies of MS Word and PowerPoint. Using Word, learn to enter, edit, and format text, save documents in various formats, move and copy data, create/ modify tables, insert and modify graphics, proof and print documents. Using PowerPoint, learn to create new presentation, format slides, use drawn objects, work with graphics, use tables and charts, modify presentation, work with the slide masters, and proof and deliver a presentation.
103-178 Advanced Microsoft Excel
This course covers advanced features of Microsoft Excel such as what if analysis, input tables, spreadsheet consolidation, data tables and queries, object linking and embedding, filters and pivot tables, macros, Visual Basic for Applications, and charting features.
103-195 Intro to Blackboard LMS
The basics of the Blackboard Learning Management System are covered in this course. Topics include customizing both the student and instructor views, creating, loading and editing content, user management, assessment options, creating assessments, managing the online grade book, Using discussion boards, tracking student activities, archiving, copying, exporting and importing content and site management, design and security. The project is this course is to begin using some of the Blackboard features for one or more of your online or face-to-face courses.
103-196 Advanced Blackboard LMS
This course focuses on advanced features of the Blackboard Learning Management System. Topics include using the assignment feature, creating and using test pools, creating an effective assessment, making changes in the online grade center, using the adaptive release feature to individualize the course for students, customizing a course through use of the course settings and images, creating and deploying a survey and finding sources of learning objects and other materials to enhance a Blackboard course. The course also covers basic use of the plagiarism prevention solution adopted by the college. The project is this course is to begin using some of the advanced Blackboard features for one or more online or face-to-face course.
This course prepares the learner to incorporate the use of the Blackboard Content Collection into their course materials in Blackboard. The final assessment will require the learner to modify one of their Blackboard shells to use the Content Collection for storage of files instead of storing them locally in that course.