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

Credit Status
1 Credit

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

 Demonstrate 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.

Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

    •  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

    •  Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

    •  Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

    •  Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

    •  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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