SRJC Course Outlines

6/14/2024 12:45:00 PMCIS 61.31 Course Outline as of Spring 1992

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  CIS 61.31Title:  MICROSOFT EXCEL  
Full Title:  Using Microsoft Excel
Last Reviewed:3/23/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR3.50 Contact DHR61.25
 Contact Total5.50 Contact Total96.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 166.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  04 - Different Topics
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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A lecture/lab course in the use of Microsoft Excel software. Topics covered range from the fundamentals of Excel's three major uses (spreadsheets, database and graphics) through the advanced use of functions, data commands macros and enhanced graphics capabilities. Additionally, data transfer, data linking and spreadsheet/database integration will be covered.


Recommended Preparation:
CIS 81.5 or equivalent experience with microcomputers.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A lecture/lab course in the use of Microsoft Excel software. Topics covered range from the fundamentals of Excel's three major uses: spreadsheets, database & graphics.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:CIS 81.5 or equivalent experience with microcomputers.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:04 - Different Topics


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1992Inactive:Fall 2020
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students will:
1.  Make effective use of the Excel basic command menus.
2.  Apply at least six elementary functions and four advanced functions.
3.  Apply and use relative and absolute cell addressing.
4.  Apply a minimum of six cell formats.
5.  Apply proper design techniques to simple and multi-component
6.  Make effective use of all the data transfer features provided in Excel
7.  Design, prepare, and utilize a database in Excel.
8.  Identify and use the data commands, logic operators and graphics
   capabilities of Excel.
9.  Create at least 4 kinds of graphics.
10. Solve problems using moderately complex criteria using relational
   and logic operations.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction to Excel
   a.  Worksheet compnents
   b.  Rows, columns, cells, cell addressing
   c.  Types of data-numbers, labels, formulas, functions
   d.  Moving about the worksheet
   e.  Editing the contents of a cell
2.  Basic commands and concepts
   a.  The Excel menu system - access and use
   b.  Creating formulas - operators, design, implementation
   c.  Commands:
       - Copy, Cut, Paste
       - Formatting, Alignment
       - Insertion and deletion of rows and columns
       - Setting column width
       - Windowing
   d.  File handling:
       - Save as...
       - Save
       - Open
   e.  Printing:
       - Print range
       - Page setup
       - Print dialog
   f.  Cell addressing - Relative, Absolute, Range Names
   g.  Functions
       - Statistical - SUM, AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, COUNT
       - Logical - IF
       - Data reference - VLOOKUP,HLOOKUP
       - Date and Time - NOW, DATE, DATEVALUE
   h.  Worksheet design
       - General concepts and requirements
       - Multi-component, relational conditions
3.  a.  Advanced functions
       - Math - ABS, INT. EXP, SQRT, ROUND
       - Financial - PMT
       - Data reference - CHOOSE
   b.  - Database Design
       - Database functions - DSUM, DCOUNT, DAVG
       - Database manipulation
         query operations
         relational operations
   c.  Graphics
       - Use and design
       - Enhancements
   d.  Advanced data commands
       - Data tables
       - Data distribution
       - Data fill
       - Data parse
   e.  Advanced file operations
       - File import and export
       - File linking
       - File merging

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1.  Reading - approximately 30 pages per week
2.  Discussion in class
3.  Solving assigned problems at the computer
4.  Create written reports as assigned

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 60%
Homework problems, Field work, Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Class performances, Field work, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, SHORT ANSWER
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Cobb, Douglas, and Allan McGuffey, Microsoft Excel 3 Companion
Microsoft Press, 1991

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