Computer Apps Syllabus (High School)

Computer Apps & Microsoft Office Specialist

Mrs. Scholz, Room 117

tina.scholz@csd300.com

Office Hours: M, W, Th, & F  7:30-8:15 a.m.

Other Hours when pre-arranged

 

Course Description

This mostly self-paced class will cover intensive training of Microsoft Office tools (Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher, and some exposure to Photoshop) to prepare for the business world’s technical, written and verbal communication. Through most of this self-paced program, you will work through the chapter activities, answer the review questions, do the classroom assignments/tests, and take the corresponding MOS exam.

 

Textbook and Other Required Materials

  • Textbook: Microsoft® Office Specialist 2016 Series  © 2016 CCI Learning Solutions, Inc.
  • Students must have their Network Access forms signed and turned into Colfax High School to take this course.
  • All students will use their school e-mail address and accounts with CCILearning.com and Certiport.com for further exam preparation and to take the MOS Certification exams. These will be set up/established in class.

 

Objectives/Competencies:

The purpose of this course is to give the student a basic understanding of the tools, principles and applications of the Microsoft Software. Students may refer to the individual Chapter Objectives at the beginning of each chapter for specific goals. A list of Course Objectives is listed below:

 

Upon achievement of Microsoft Word 2016 MOS exam, a student should be able to:

Sharing and Maintaining Documents

  • Apply different views to a document. This objective may include but is not limited to: selecting zoom options, splitting and arranging windows (View Side by Side, Synchronous Scrolling), document views (reorganizing a document outline, master documents, sub-documents, web layout, draft), switching windows, opening a document in a new window
  • Apply protection to a document. This objective may include but is not limited to: applying protection by using the Microsoft Office Backstage view commands (applying controls and restrictions to document access, password-protect a document, Mark as Final), applying protection by using ribbon commands
  • Manage document versions. This objective may include but is not limited to: Recover draft versions, Delete all draft versions
  • Share documents. This objective may include but is not limited to: sending documents via E-mail, SkyDrive, or internet fax, changing file types, creating PDF documents, creating and publishing a blog post, registering a blog account
  • Save a Document. This objective may include but is not limited to: using compatibility mode, protected mode, and Save As options
  • Apply a template to a document. This objective may include but is not limited to: finding templates (locating a template on your disk, finding templates on the web)

Formatting Content

  • Apply font and paragraph attributes. This objective may include but is not limited to: Apply character attributes, apply styles, use Format Painter
  • Navigate and search through a document. This objective may include but is not limited to: using the Navigation Pane (headings, pages, results), Go To, Browse by button, and Highlight features, and setting Find and Replace options (format, special)
  • Apply indentation and tab settings to paragraphs. This objective may include but is not limited to: applying indents (first line, hanging), setting tabs, using the Tabs dialog box, setting tabs on the ruler, clearing tabs, setting tab stops, and moving tab stops
  • Apply spacing settings to text and paragraphs. This objective may include but is not limited to: Line spacing, paragraph spacing
  • Create tables. This objective may include but is not limited to: using the Insert Table dialog box, using Draw Table, inserting a Quick Table, converting text to tables, and using a table to control page layout
  • Manipulate tables in a document. This objective may include but is not limited to: sorting content, adding a row to a table, adding a column to a table, splitting, merging, moving, resizing, and deleting a row or column, defining the header row, converting tables to text, and viewing gridlines
  • Apply bullets to a document. This objective may include but is not limited to: applying bullets, selecting a symbol format, defining a picture to be used as a bullet, using AutoFormat, and promoting or demoting bullet levels
Applying Page Layout and Reusable Content
  • Apply and manipulate page setup settings. This objective may include but is not limited to: setting margins, non-breaking spaces, hyphenation, and columns, working with breaks, forcing a page break, inserting a section break (continuous, Next page, Next Odd, Next Even), and inserting a blank page into a document
  • Apply themes. This objective may include but is not limited to: Use a theme to apply formatting, customize a theme
  • Construct content in a document by using the Quick Parts tool. This objective may include but is not limited to: adding built-in building blocks (quotes, text boxes, headers, footers, cover pages, watermarks, equations)
  • Create and manipulate page backgrounds. This objective may include but is not limited to: formatting a document’s background, setting a colored background, adding a watermark, and placing page borders
  • Create and modify headers and footers. This objective may include but is not limited to: inserting and formatting page numbers, inserting the current date and time, inserting a built-in header or footer, adding content to a header or footer (custom dialog box, manual entry), deleting a header or footer, changing margins, and applying a different first page attribute.

Including Illustrations and Graphics in a Document

  • Insert and format Pictures in a document. This objective may include but is not limited to: adding captions, applying artistic effects and picture styles, compressing pictures, modifying a shape, adjusting position and size, and inserting screenshots
  • Insert and format shapes, WordArt, and SmartArt. This objective may include but is not limited to: adding text to a shape, modifying text on a shape, adding captions, setting shape styles (border, text), and adjusting position and size
  • Insert and format Clip Art. This objective may include but is not limited to: Organizing ClipArt, captions, artistic effects, compress pictures, corrections, modify the shape, reset, picture styles, arrange options, size
  • Apply and manipulate text boxes. This objective may include but is not limited to: Format, save selection to text box gallery, text box styles, text direction, shadow effects, 3-D effects, arrange options

Proofreading documents

  • Validate content by using spelling and grammar checking options. This objective may include but is not limited to: Grammar and style options
  • Configure AutoCorrect settings. This objective may include but is not limited to: Add, remove, exceptions, AutoCorrect dialog
  • Insert and modify comments in a document. This objective may include but is not limited to: inserting a comment, editing a comment, deleting a comment, and viewing a comment (view comments from another user, view comments inline, view comments as balloons)

Applying References and Hyperlinks

  • Apply a hyperlink. This objective may include but is not limited to: Hyperlink using text, hyperlink using graphic, headings and bookmarks, create new document, E-mail address
  • Create Endnotes and Footnotes in a document. This objective may include but is not limited to: Manage footnote and endnote location, configure footnote and endnote format, presentation, and numbering
  • Create a Table of Contents in a document. This objective may include but is not limited to: Default formats, show levels, alignment, tab leader, formats, options, modify styles, update table

Performing Mail Merge Operations

  • Setup mail merge. This objective may include but is not limited to: Perform a mail merge using the Mail Merge Wizard, perform a mail merge manually, Auto check for errors
  • Execute mail merge. This objective may include but is not limited to: Print, preview

 

Upon achievement of Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 MOS exam, a student should be able to:

Managing the PowerPoint Environment

  • Adjust views. This objective may include but is not limited to: adjusting views by using ribbon or status bar commands
  • Manipulate the PowerPoint window. This objective may include but is not limited to: working with multiple presentation windows simultaneously
  • Configure the Quick Access Toolbar. This objective may include but is not limited to: showing the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) below the ribbon
  • Configure PowerPoint file options. This objective may include but is not limited to: using PowerPoint, Proofing, and Save options

Creating a Slide Presentation

  • Construct and edit photo albums. This objective may include but is not limited to: adding captions to pictures, inserting text, inserting images in black and white, reordering pictures in an album, and adjusting image rotation, brightness, and contrast
  • Apply slide size and orientation settings. This objective may include but is not limited to: setting up a custom size and changing the orientation
  • Add and remove slides. This objective may include but is not limited to: inserting an outline, reusing slides from a saved presentation, reusing slides from a slide library, duplicating selected slides, deleting multiple slides simultaneously, and including non-contiguous slides in a presentation
  • Format slides. This objective may include but is not limited to: formatting sections, modifying themes, switching to a different slide layout, applying a fill color, gradient, picture, texture, or pattern to a slide, and setting up slide footers
  • Enter and format text. This objective may include but is not limited to: using text effects, changing the indentation, alignment, line spacing, and direction of text, changing the formatting of bulleted and numbered lists, entering text in a placeholder text box, converting text to SmartArt, copying and pasting text, using Paste Special, and using Format Painter
  • Format text boxes. This objective may include but is not limited to: applying a fill color, gradient, picture, texture, or pattern to a text box, changing the outline color, weight, or style, changing the shape of the text box, applying effects, setting the alignment, creating columns in a text box, setting internal margins, setting the current text box formatting as the default for new text boxes, adjusting text wrapping, sizing and positioning a text box, and using AutoFit

Working with Graphical and Multimedia Elements

  • Manipulate graphical elements. This objective may include but is not limited to: arranging, positioning, and resizing graphical elements, applying effects, applying styles, applying borders, and adding hyperlinks
  • Manipulate images. This objective may include but is not limited to: applying color adjustments, applying image corrections (sharpen, soften, brightness, contrast), adding artistic effects to an image, removing a background, cropping a picture, compressing selected pictures or all pictures, changing a picture, and resetting a picture
  • Modify WordArt sand shapes. This objective may include but is not limited to: setting the formatting of the current shape as the default for future shapes, changing the fill color or texture, changing the WordArt, converting to SmartArt
  • Manipulate SmartArt. This objective may include but is not limited to: adding and removing shapes, changing SmartArt styles, changing the SmartArt layout, reordering shapes, converting a SmartArt graphic to text, converting SmartArt to shapes, making shapes larger or smaller, and promoting or demoting bullet levels
  • Edit video and audio content. This objective may include but is not limited to: applying a style to video or audio content, adjusting, arranging, and sizing video or audio content, and adjusting playback option

Creating Charts and Tables

  • Construct and modify tables. This objective may include but is not limited to: drawing a table, inserting a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, setting table style options, adding shading, borders, and effects, changing the alignment, resizing, merging or splitting columns and rows, distributing columns and rows, arranging columns and rows
  • Insert and modify charts. This objective may include but is not limited to: selecting a chart type, entering chart data, changing the chart type, changing the chart layout, switching row and column, selecting data, editing data
  • Apply chart elements. This objective may include but is not limited to: using chart labels, axes, gridlines, and backgrounds
  • Manipulate chart layouts. This objective may include but is not limited to: selecting chart elements and formatting selections
  • Manipulate chart elements. This objective may include but is not limited to: arranging chart elements, specifying a precise position, applying effects, resizing chart elements, applying Quick Styles, applying a border, and adding hyperlinks

Applying Transitions and Animations

  • Apply built-in and custom animations. This objective may include but is not limited to: using More Entrance, More Emphasis, and More Exit effects, and using More Motion paths
  • Apply effect and path options. This objective may include but is not limited to: setting timing and start options
  • Apply and modify transitions between slides. This objective may include but is not limited to: modifying a transition effect, adding a sound to a transition, modifying transition duration, and setting up manual or automatically timed advance options
  • Manipulate animations. This objective may include but is not limited to: changing the direction of an animation, attaching a sound to an animation, using Animation Painter, reordering animations, and selecting text options

Collaborating on Presentations

  • Manage comments in presentations. This objective may include but is not limited to: inserting and editing comments, showing or hiding markup, moving to the previous or next comment, and deleting comments
  • Apply proofing tools. This objective may include but is not limited to: using Spelling and Thesaurus features, comparing and combining presentations

Preparing Presentations for Delivery

  • Save presentations. This objective may include but is not limited to: saving the presentation as a picture presentation, PDF, XPS, outline, or OpenDocument presentation, saving a slide or object as a picture file, and saving a presentation as a show (.ppsx)
  • Share presentations. This objective may include but is not limited to: packaging a presentation for CD delivery, creating video, creating handouts (send to Microsoft Word), and compressing media
  • Print presentations. This objective may include but is not limited to: adjusting print settings
  • Protect presentations. This objective may include but is not limited to: setting a password, changing a password, and marking a presentation as final

Delivering Presentations

  • Apply presentation tools. This objective may include but is not limited to: adding pen and highlighter annotations, changing the ink color, erasing an annotation, and discarding or retaining annotations upon closing
  • Set up slide shows. This objective may include but is not limited to: setting up Slide Show, playing narrations, setting up Presenter view, using timings, showing media controls, broadcasting presentations, and creating a Custom Slide Show
  • Set presentation timing. This objective may include but is not limited to: rehearsing and keeping timings, adjusting a slide's timing
  • Record presentations. This objective may include but is not limited to: starting recording from the beginning of a slide show and starting recording from the current slide of the slide show

 

Upon achievement of Microsoft Excel 2016 MOS exam, a student should be able to:

Managing the Worksheet Environment

  • Navigate through a worksheet. This objective may include but is not limited to: Hot keys, name box
  • Print a worksheet or workbook. This objective may include but is not limited to: printing only selected worksheets, printing an entire workbook, constructing headers and footers, and applying printing options (scale, print titles, page setup, print area, gridlines)
  • Personalize environment by using Backstage. This objective may include but is not limited to: Manipulate the Quick Access Toolbar, manipulate the ribbon tabs and groups, manipulate Excel default settings, import data to Excel, import data from Excel, demonstrate how to manipulate workbook properties, manipulate workbook files and folders. apply different name and file formats for different uses by using save and save as features

Creating Cell Data

  • Construct cell data. This objective may include but is not limited to: using paste special (formats, formulas, values, preview icons, transpose rows and columns, operations, comments, validation, paste as a link), and cutting, moving, and select cell data
  • Apply AutoFill. This objective may include but is not limited to: Copy data using AutoFill, fill series using AutoFill, copy or preserve cell format with AutoFill, select from drop-down list
  • Apply and manipulate hyperlinks. This objective may include but is not limited to: Create a hyperlink in a cell, modify hyperlinks, modify hyperlinked-cell attributes, remove a hyperlink

Formatting Cells and Worksheets

  • Share spreadsheets by using Backstage. This objective may include but is not limited to: sending a worksheet via E-mail or Skydrive, changing the file type to a different version of and saving as PDF or XPS
Sharing worksheet data with other users
  • Apply Sparkline. This objective may include but is not limited to: using Line, Column, and Win/Loss chart types, creating a Sparkline chart, customizing a Sparkline, formatting a Sparkline, and showing or hiding data markers
  • Create and modify images by using the Image Editor. This objective may include but is not limited to: making corrections to an image (sharpen or soften an image, changing brightness and contrast), using picture color tools, and changing artistic effects on an image
  • Apply and manipulate illustrations. This objective may include but is not limited to: Clip Art, SmartArt, shapes, screenshots
  • Create charts based on worksheet data.
Presenting Data Visually
  • Apply cell ranges in formulas. This objective may include but is not limited to: Enter a cell range definition in the formula bar, define a cell range using the mouse, define a cell range using a keyboard shortcut
  • Apply named ranges in formulas. This objective may include but is not limited to: Define, edit and rename a named range
  • Apply conditional logic in a formula. This objective may include but is not limited to: Create a formula with values that match your conditions, edit defined conditions in a formula, use a series of conditional logic values in a formula
  • Apply cell references in formulas. This objective may include but is not limited to: Relative, absolute
  • Enforce precedence. This objective may include but is not limited to: Order of evaluation, precedence using parentheses, precedence of operators for percent vs. exponentiation
  • Create formulas. This objective may include but is not limited to: Use basic operators, revise formulas
Applying Formulas and Functions
  • Manipulate workbook views. This objective may include but is not limited to: using Normal, Page Layout, and Page Break workbook views, and creating custom views
  • Manipulate window views. This objective may include but is not limited to: splitting window views, arranging window views, and opening a new window with contents from the current worksheet
  • Create and format worksheets. This objective may include but is not limited to: Insert worksheets, delete worksheets, copy, reposition, copy and move, rename, grouping, apply coloring to worksheet tabs, hiding worksheet tabs, unhiding worksheet tabs
Managing Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Create and apply cell styles. This objective may include but is not limited to: Apply cell styles, construct new cell styles
  • Manipulate Page Setup options for worksheets. This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure page orientation, manage page scaling, configure page margins, change header and footer size
  • Hide and unhide rows and columns. This objective may include but is not limited to: Hide a column, unhide a column, hide a series of columns, hide a row, unhide a row, hide a series of rows
  • Create row and column titles. This objective may include but is not limited to: Print row and column headings, print rows to repeat with titles, print columns to repeat with titles, configure titles to print only on odd or even pages, configure titles to skip the first worksheet page
  • Merge or split cells. This objective may include but is not limited to: using Merge & Center, Merge Across, Merge cells, and Unmerge Cells
  • Apply and modify cell formats. This objective may include but is not limited to: aligning cell content, applying a number format, wrapping text in a cell, and using Format Painter
  • Manage comments. This objective may include but is not limited to: inserting, viewing, editing, and deleting comments.
Analyzing and Organizing Data
  • Filter data. This objective may include but is not limited to: Define, apply, remove, search, filter lists using AutoFilter
  • Sort data. This objective may include but is not limited to: using sort options (values, font color, cell color)
  • Apply conditional formatting. This objective may include but is not limited to: Apply conditional formatting to cells, use the Rule Manager to Apply Conditional Formats, use the IF Function and Apply Conditional Formatting, icon sets, data bars, clear rules.
 
Upon achievement of Microsoft Access MOS exam, a student should be able to:
  • Exploring the Access Environment
    • Building Tables
    • Retrieving the Data
  • Working with Forms
    • Designing Reports
    • Protecting, Maintaining and Managing Databases  
 
Upon achievement of Microsoft Publisher, a student should be able to:
  • Design newsletters, business stationery, postcards, mass mailings, business forms, and booklets.
  • Demonstrate Navigation and selection techniques
  • Align and format text boxes
  • Identify parts of a newsletter
  • View connected layered frames
  • Plan flow text in a publication
  • Apply spelling, hyphenation, autocorrect, and editing tools
  • Create and use design sets
  • Analyze design sets for business publications
  • Plan and prepare for mass mailings
 
Methods of Instruction
The instructor will utilize the following methods of instruction: minimal lecture, textbook readings, self-paced exercises, student response to end-of-chapter activities and self-evaluation by students of their assignments.
 
Attendance Procedure
Attendance, promptness, and participation in all classes are prerequisites to success both in relation to a students grade and to a students ultimate success in the business world. Poor attendance, arriving late consistently, and lack of participation can affect a students grade. TARDY IS DEFINED AS NOT BEING IN YOUR SEAT AND NOT ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN STARTING THE LESSON WHEN THE TARDY BELL RINGS. This class uses the attendance policy in the student handbook.
  • NoteWhen a student is absent (excused, school related or unexcused), participation points need to be made up before school, lunch, or during my prep within one week. Your child is responsible for asking for the work missed which usually can't be worked on during his/her class time and will need to be done in my classroom before school, lunch or during my prep.  That missed work needs to get turned in BEFORE I return that graded assignment to the class.  Turned in AFTER I've passed out the graded assignment? It's late and only worth 50%.  Thank goodness, I'm a slow grader, right?  But don't count on it  -- get it done quickly.  It counts as a 0 until it's turned in and, therefore, affects eligibility..
 
Behavior Consequences
I’ll be fair, consistent, and fairly reliable, but three strikes and you’re out. Severe violations may go straight to Step 3 of the progressive discipline plan. It is a classroom expectation that all students will use a “tone of decency” and be supportive through both verbal and non-verbal actions. If something makes you uncomfortable, please come visit with me.
 
Methods of Evaluation
The following categories are used to compute the final grade for the semester:
  • Daily Assignment (40% of grade)Daily Work, Notes, Practice Assignments, and Review Questions/Quizzes -- usually scored on 4 pt grading scale
  • Test (30% of grade) –  Cumulative Projects (usually scored on 4 pt scale), Preliminary M.O.S. exams for study preparation determinations (100 pts) and Final M.O.S. exams for possible certification & college credit (700 pts)
  • Work Habits (20% of grade)Attendance, participation, punctuality, cleaning  up of workstation, following classroom expectations (hats, cell phones), working & saving efficiently, and being a leader
  • Skills & Technique (10% of grade) – Maintaining efficiency on the keyboard measured by timed tests -- grow one word per week (percent of growth 1st semester/maintain growth 2nd semester) -- achieve/maintain 50 wpm at semester (100 pts) MUST BUILD SPEED ON YOUR OWN (HOMEWORK) AT EITHER KEYBR.COM, NITROTYPE, TYPING.COM, OR ANOTHER SOURCE OF YOUR CHOICE
  • Unannounced changes or projects Points & weighted category defined at the time.
 
File Management Requirements of Assignments
Also for my computer classes, file management is a life skill.  Students are responsible in completing these tasks prior to assignments being corrected:
1.  Save their assignments in the correct designated folder location AND with the correct file name (which is written on the board or on the rubric) followed by _student last name_student first name
2. Must have NAME PRINTED on their computer assignments by using the filename_last name_first name footer as directed.
3.  Place assignments in the basket and not left on the printer.
 
Skyward Access:
  • Web address:  csd300.com/Resources/Skyward   
  • * = grade not entered yet but in on time (does NOT count against you even if the computer shows it missing)
  • 0 = missing assignment -- marked as 0 and missing (DOES count against you)  
Zeros are the assignments you want your child to ask questions about.  The student must have a PRINTED grade sheet in hand to talk grades...and make polite arrangements to visit with me privately outside of class (before school, lunch, during my prep).  If a student refuses to find a time outside of class to meet with me but persists on debating during class, then I'll make arrangements for a parent/student meeting. 
See my tab on "How I Use Skyward" for more details
 
  • Most generally during that quarter, I allow students to redo a grade. It just needs to be completed in  my classroom either before school, lunch, or during my prep. 
 
Late Work
 

Oh sometimes you might have late work. It's a race. You have to beat me. Your work needs to get turned in BEFORE I RETURN that graded assignment to the class.  Turned it in AFTER I've passed out the graded assignment? It's late and only worth 50%.  Thank goodness, I'm a slow grader, right?  But don't count on it  -- get it done quickly.  Late work  counts as a 0 until it's turned in and, therefore, will effect eligibility.

 
Absent?
When a student is absent (excused, school related or unexcused), participation points need to be made up before school, lunch, or during my prep within one week. Your child is responsible for asking for the work missed which usually can't be worked on during his/her class time and will need to be done in my classroom before school, lunch or during my prep.  That missed work needs to get turned in BEFORE I return that graded assignment to the class.  Turned in AFTER I've passed out the graded assignment? It's late and only worth 50%.  Thank goodness, I'm a slow grader, right?  But don't count on it  -- get it done quickly.  It counts as a 0 until it's turned in and, therefore, affects eligibility.
 
Extra Credit
In support of this being a life skill, these  items can be turned in for extra credit:
  • a copy of assignments/notes typed for other classes this semester (skill & technique category)  
  • letters hand-delivered by the U.S. Post Office (daily assignment category)
  • unused hall passes (work habits category)
Extra Credit is unlimited at approximately 2 points per double spaced page or U.S. letter.  Last day extra credit is accepted is the Thursday before the end of the semester.  Extra credit is collected all semester but is NOT entered until the LAST score of the SEMESTER.  It's not about getting the grade for the weekend or occasion but protecting the grade wanted for the semester.  Hassles with this policy will result in it being eliminated for everybody.
 
Hall Passes
Each student shall receive two hall passes each quarter.  A pass must be given to me to exit the room (exceptions: administration requests & true emergencies). At the end of the quarter, the unused hall passes for this class are worth 10 points extra credit each.  A pass must be on the student to be utilized, Students will not be released from class to get the pass.
 
Academic Honesty
It is expected that all work submitted in this class is that of the individual whose name appears on the materials.  Violations of academic honesty include but are not limited to cheating, plagiarism, and receiving help on a test.  Copying/doing another persons assignment or entering anothers home folder will result in both the copied assignment and the original assignment receiving a grade of 0.  Moreover, a student found guilty of academic dishonesty is subject to failure of the course and/or other disciplinary action.  Graded assignments/tests will be reviewed by the student during class but returned to me that day and will be kept on file..
 
TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT:
You signed a district Network agreement about internet browsing, network access, hardware use and software use.  A student found guilty of breaching that parent/student signed agreement is subject to the following consequences:
  • 1st  Offense:  Loss of computer usage in the school district for five (5) school days.
 
  • 2nd  Offense:  Loss of computer usage in the school district for ninety (90) school days which may carry over into the next school year.
 
  • 3rd Offense:  Loss of computer usage in the school district for one hundred and eighty (180) days which may carry over into the next school year.
 
  • Severity Clause:  School administration may enact the severity clause anytime a student commits an act(s) that requires the administration to advance the student on the consequences progression.  The administration will discipline the student most appropriate for the violation of rule(s).  The students right to access is a privilege.  If the student continues to violate access/use policies, they will be removed from the district network completely and may be suspended or expelled from school.
 
College Credit Articulation/TECH PREP
This course is College Tech Prep approved and articulated with Spokane Community College.  Students earning their MOS certification in a specified Microsoft area may earn college credit through the Tech Prep registration process (see teacher for in-class registration schedule). During the semester most of the competencies will be covered in class although some may require additional independent work by the student. To earn college credit students are required to pass MOS exam.
 
Students may earn credit for the following college courses:
  • CATT 120 — Microsoft Word I (2.5 cr) and CATT 121 — Microsoft Word II (2.5 cr)
  • CATT 138 — Microsoft Excel I (2.5 cr) and CATT 139 — Microsoft Excel II (2.5 cr)
  • CATT 190 — Intro to PowerPoint (2.5 cr) and CATT 191 — Advanced PowerPoint (2.5 cr)
  •      CATT 122 --  Microsoft Access (2.5 cr) and CATT 123  -- Microsoft Access II (2,5 credits)
 
 
Certification Opportunity
Our school is an official MOS testing center. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam will be given at the conclusion of each section..
 
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Computer Apps & Microsoft Office Specialist Signature Release
 
Sign & return after reading the above outline
 
I have read the above syllabus and understand that I am responsible for . . .
  • asking for the assignments I missed when I am absent
  • knowing my assignment due & test dates 
  • saving my assignments in the correct final location (as either noted on the board or on the rubric) AND checking print preview to be sure my filename footer (that includes my name) is on the document BEFORE I print because I understand that missing any of these pieces, I will not receive credit for my work.
  • respecting the academic honesty & technology agreement outlined by the district
  • using a “tone of decency” at all times through both verbal and non-verbal actions
 
_________________________________         _______________________________________ ___________
            (Students printed name)                                   (Students signature)                                  (Date)
 
 
I have read the above syllabus for Computer Apps/Microsoft Office Specialist & accept the class expectations of my child.
 
 
________________________________          ___________________________________________________
  (Parent/Guardian
s printed name)                           (Parent/Guardians signature)                          (Date)