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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Software Applications for the Professional (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Business and Public Services

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications to create reports, spreadsheets, databases and presentations for business and other applications.

Description: Students will learn and develop "touch" keyboarding skills, including the ten-key numeric keypad. By the end of the course, students must perform keyboarding speed and accuracy on three-minute timed writings at a minimum of 30 wpm with three or fewer errors. Students will learn to use word processing software to format and produce reports, letters, memos, and other business documents. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Students will learn techniques to properly manage large and multi-sheet spreadsheets, use spreadsheets to arrange and manage data, develop advanced spreadsheet formulas and functions, perform "What-If" analysis using spreadsheet tools and design and create end-user spreadsheet applications.

Prerequisites: BIS 1120 or BIS 1221

Description: Introduction to a specialized business software application such as MS SharePoint, MS Outlook, etc., that will provide an overview of the application's features and common uses.

Description:

Beginning to advanced presentation software techniques including editing and formatting presentations, fundamentals of effective presentations, transitions, animations, multimedia content, advanced navigation tools and master and template modification.

Prerequisites: BIS 1120 or BIS 1221

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Beginning to advanced word processing software concepts including editing, formatting, desktop publishing design and editing techniques, document control and automation.

Prerequisites: BIS 1120 or BIS 1221

Description:

Students will learn to design and manage databases using the relational model, use database objects to manage data including data integrity, data analysis and reporting, learn to derive useful information from raw data using functions and querying techniques, and create end-user database applications.

Prerequisites: BIS 1120 or BIS 1221

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.