SDE311 - Spreadsheet Software

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Subject Title
Spreadsheet Software

Subject Description
In SDE311, students will continue to improve their ability to manipulate Microsoft Office software as they learn features of Microsoft Excel. Students will learn how to enter, import, organize, manipulate,  and graph data, and how to format the data to produce effective presentations. Students will generate formulas,  use a variety of functions, explore What-If analysis, and run web queries. Students will enhance worksheets and charts, work with multiple worksheets and workbooks, and create templates to improve efficiency and productivity.

Credit Status
SDE311 is a required credit for all the Office Administration students enrolled in the Executive one-year accelerated diploma program.

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

  1. Produce a worksheets that meet various business needs. 
  2. Enhance worksheet data and charts to effectively convey information.
  3. Perform arithmetic operations using functions and formulas in a worksheet.
  4. Manipulate multiple worksheets and workbooks to consolidate and link data.
  5. Create, sort, and query a worksheet table/database.
  6. Create templates to standardize business documents.
  7. Import data from other sources into worksheets and workbooks.
  8. Demonstrate an attitude of professionalism, as evidenced by an ability to meet deadlines, complete assignments and perform tests and in-class assignments as scheduled.

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.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

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.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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