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Excel Spreadsheet
Course: CIS114DE

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   4.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T

Description: Computer spreadsheet skills for solving business problems using Excel, including calculations, forecasting, projections, macro programming, database searching, extraction, linking, statistics, and matrix manipulation. Production of graphs and reports. Project design using multiple, integrated spreadsheets.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Load and set up the spreadsheet program. (I)
2. Create a properly-formatted worksheet file. (II)
3. Organize a problem for solution with spreadsheet software. (III)
4. Apply the principles of effective worksheet and database layout in building a spreadsheet template, using labels, numbers, and formulas. (III)
5. Enter, delete, and alter spreadsheet data. (IV)
6. Save a spreadsheet to disk and retrieve it. (V)
7. Print a spreadsheet on the printer and on disk, using spreadsheet print capabilities to enhance printed output. (VI)
8. Sort a spreadsheet in a variety of ways. (VII)
9. Use spreadsheet functions to prepare and print graphs. (VIII)
10. Create and use complex spreadsheet macros. (IX)
11. Use the spreadsheet`s database techniques to locate, link, extract, and combine data from multiple spreadsheets. (X)
12. Use built-in statistical analysis features of spreadsheet software. (XI)
13. Manipulate matrices with spreadsheet software. (XII)
14. Design and implement a spreadsheet project which includes multiple, integrated spreadsheets. (XIII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Spreadsheet concepts
   A. Loading
   B. Terminology
   C. Set up
II. Creating worksheet file
   A. Using proper keys
   B. Aligning data within cells
   C. Reformatting data within cells
III. Spreadsheet template definition and design
   A. Defining and organizing the problem
   B. Designing a template to solve the problem
      1. Entering the formulas
      2. Using proper symbols
      3. Algebraic hierarchy
      4. Using the spreadsheet`s built-in functions
IV. Entering and modifying data
   A. Entering new data
   B. Deleting existing data
   C. Modifying existing data
V. Saving and retrieving files
   A. Saving a spreadsheet on disk
   B. Updating and correcting spreadsheet file
   C. Replacing a spreadsheet file
VI. Printing a spreadsheet
   A. Controlling margins and options
   B. Printing on the printer
   C. Printing on the disk
   D. Enhancing reports
VII. Sorting a spreadsheet
   A. Sorting in ascending order on rows or columns
   B. Sorting in descending order on rows or columns
VIII. Creating and printing graphs
   A. Creating graphs
   B. Printing graphs
IX. Spreadsheet macros
   A. Creation
   B. Use
X. Spreadsheet database techniques
   A. Searching
   B. Linking
   C. Extracting
   D. Combining
XI. Use of spreadsheet statistical functions
XII. Matrix manipulation
XIII. Integrated spreadsheet project
   A. Design of spreadsheets for integrated systems
   B. Building of templates
   C. Entry and manipulation of data
   D. Production of appropriate reports and graphs
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 27, 2017

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