MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST
 
Instructor:  Patricia Cannon


The focus of this course is to prepare students to qualify for entry-level positions in the business/office sector and/or prepare students for college courses in a computer related field. 
The course will concentrate on the Microsoft Office 2010 Word and Microsoft Office Excel 2010 software applications.  Skill will be developed through hands-on activities using the word processing and spreadsheet programs.  Students will learn to format basic business letters, memos, reports, table, using desktop publishing features, to format basic spreadsheets, invoices, payrolls, and charts.
 
The second year of thie course will concentrate on Microsoft Office Access 2010 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 software applications.  Skill will be developed through hands-on activities using the database and presentation programs.  Students will learn to format basic database tables, forms, and reports.  Students will also learn how to create PowerPoint presentations using sound and video media.
 
The first semester of the third year of the course will concentrate on Microsoft Office Publisher 2010 software application.  Skill will be developed through hands-on activities using the desktop publishing program.  Students will learn to create flyers, newsletters, and brochures. The second semester of this course will concentrate on integrating the five software programs of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher.  The students will complete an online job search, fill out a job application, prepare an online resume and participate in a mock interview exercise.  Upon completion of course sequence students are required to take the NOCTI test, which measures their job readiness skills.  In addition the students may have the opportunity to participate in a co-op experience.