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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (SMT-271454)

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Course Description:


Learn to use computers effectively for business and personal applications. This course includes general concepts of how the personal computer operates, the vocabulary and uses of popular application software, and hands-on learning of word processing or presentation graphics, spreadsheet, and database software. Gain competence in learning new software packages--a critical skill for future employment in this world of changing software.

This course concentrates on the learning of word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation graphics using the Microsoft Office suite.

Note: 1. Basic familiarity with the computer and printer is helpful, but no previous study of computers is assumed.
    2. Requires an IBM compatible computer (Apple machines are not supported). Students must already own or purchase the necessary software of the Microsoft Office Suite (including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) for use in the course.

    3. Students must also purchase the text that corresponds to the Microsoft Office software they will use to complete the course.


Important Note: this course was renamed effective the March 2008 term and was formerly offered as Microcomputer Applications. Students who have successfully completed 271454, Microcomputer Applications, should not enroll in this course.



This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Lower Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. Mar. May. Sep. Nov.

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