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Computer Applications

Computer Applications

Class Description: 

Complete assignments using a PC or Mac and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Projects include: the basics of organizing files within folders; using a word processor to create/edit an announcement or flyer, letter, resume, and research paper to explore tools such as styles, table of contents, section breaks, and page numbering along with learning the skill of mail merge; building a worksheet and working with formulas and functions, formatting, charting, and what-if analysis to determine the best way to present information that is visually appealing; using a design template along with the outline view to create an electronic slide show with graphics, transitions, and animation; and integrating all three programs to capture the essence of the using the Microsoft Office Suite collectively with a final presentation.

Tutor:  Tiffany Pavlish
 
Class Length:  One semester course-offered fall semester only
 
Grade Level:  9-12
 
Tuition:  $175 per semester 
 
Class Size:   Minimum of 5; Maximum of 15
 
TEXTBOOK REQUIREMENTS:
  • Office 2016 Simplified, by Elaine Marmel, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., ISBN 978-1-119-07474-8
  • (purchase one per family as a reference)
Supplies:
  • Microsoft Office 2016, preferred; 
  • Laptop computer or access to a desktop computer (PC or Mac)
  • Internet access
  • Pocket folder, paper, and pens
Prerequisite:   None
 
Homework:   Plan on 3-5 hours per week—dependent on reading ability, communication skills, keyboarding skills, and prior computer experience
 
Required:  Microsoft Office 2016, preferred; Laptop computer or access to a desktop computer (PC or Mac)  Internet access
Pocket folder, paper, and pens