ACA273 - Advanced Computer Applications

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Subject Title
Advanced Computer Applications

Subject Description
The purpose of this course will be on establishing students' proficiency in using current Information Technology (IT) tools to accomplish typical business-oriented tasks and producing professional quality results.  Specifically, this course will provide an overview of the standard industry practices related to:

  • Creating, searching, collecting, storing, and sharing computerized information,
  • Efficient use of the local computer and the Internet-based IT tools,
  • Effective use of key Microsoft Office "productivity" applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have demonstrated an understanding of and
proficiency in:
✓ Efficient management of information in a contemporary business environment:

  • Creating, collecting, organizing, managing, and sharing computerized information using local and web-based resources,
  • Use of the “separation of data presentation and content” model.
Skilled use of the Microsoft Office programs:
✓Word-creating and managing comprehensive documents:
  • Editing, and formatting written content,
  • Enhancing document readability and topic presentation through the inclusion of graphical elements, such as charts, tables, and pictures,
  • Use of built - in tools, such as bibliography/citations, group collaboration (shared editing).
✓Excel–employing as a solution to a stated problem:
  • Design, creation and formatting worksheets and workbooks; using formulas, functions, and graphs/charts to manipulate and present information in an exact and comprehensible form,
  • Organizing and managing information in a database format - from selecting through systematizing and calculating data to presenting only the needed amount of information.
✓PowerPoint - creating comprehensible presentations harnessing the “separation of data content and presentation” model.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.