Application Support Program

Seattle Central Community College
Application Support Program
Business, Information Technologies & Creative Arts Division
1974 - MIC 104E - Section IP1, Winter Quarter 2008 - 2 credits
Microsoft Excel 2007 Spreadsheets
Type of Course:
Length of Course:
Classroom & Time:
11 weeks
None, but MIC 101 is recommended
Lab Hours: Lab 3168: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00–10:50 a.m.
E-Mail Address:
Web site:
Yun Moh
[email protected]
Office Hours:
Office 3176
Posted at the Web site
“Microsoft Office Excel 2007: Complete”, Shelly and Cashman,
REQUIRED Materials:
A USB drive or similar device
Americans With
Disabilities Act:
If you need course adaptations or accommodations
because of a disability, if you have emergency medical
information to share with me, or if you need special
arrangements in case the building must be evacuated,
please make an appointment with me as soon as possible
Course Description:
Mic 104E explains how to use Microsoft's Excel 2007
spreadsheet software.
Course Objectives/
Students will learn to use spreadsheets to setup, solve,
troubleshoot and analyze a variety of problems encountered in
everyday business situations. Problem solving and
mathematical skills will enhance one’s ability to successfully
complete the course
Learning by practicing and helping
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Course Contents:
This is a tentative outline of the topics to be covered in the
following weeks and is subject to change
Week 1:
Course Overview, My Computer (file management)
Weeks 1 & 2:
Chapter 1 & 2– Excel Introduction, Creating
Worksheets and Charts
Weeks 3 & 4:
Formulas, Functions, Formatting
Weeks 5 & 6:
Weeks 7 & 8:
Financial Functions
Weeks 9 &
Sorting and Filtering
Weeks 11
Creating Templates and Multiple Worksheets
Instruction Method:
The chief method of instruction is: Learning by doing! Each lab
day is analogous to a building block. Coming to class everyday
and finishing the cases should enable the student to "complete"
the pyramid by the end of the quarter. As a result, to succeed
it is far more important to do the cases and get as much lab
time as possible then it is to take notes and memorize
During lab days I will occasionally give a brief demonstration of
a topic. Otherwise, I will take questions from students while
they do their cases. Students are encouraged to communicate
and cooperate with each other but must work independently of
each other. In other words, students must complete and
turn in their own work or they will be dismissed from the
Thursday is the lecture hour. I will do demonstrations, review
material, answer questions and hand back homework.
Course work:
Cases will be assigned on a weekly basis. Due dates will be
given in class. Most course work will be done using the
computer. Late assignments will receive an automatic 30%
grade deduction unless the student has prior permission to turn
in late work. Students who seek permission must inform the
instructor prior to a due date. Otherwise, students who wish to
turn in late work will have only 5 DAYS to do so. Also,
students have only one week to pick up returned homework.
Finally: Turning in the final project late will not be
allowed so please turn it in on the assigned date
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Attendance is not graded but is taken periodically to ensure
students are registered and attending classes
Should the student choose not to attend the lab sessions,
it is the student's responsibility to obtain information
regarding homework as well any assignment and
syllabus changes
Any type of cheating will result in a failing grade for the course
and possible expulsion from the college. Cheating includes the
following: looking in the direction of another student's
quiz/exam or computer screen, plagiarism, exchanging files,
substituting a student's work for one's own and using cribnotes
to name just a few. Especially problematic is a student copying
an assignment for someone else. Please don't do it!
Students may officially withdraw from the course by January
8th without instructor permission. February 22nd is the last
day to withdraw from the course. Instructor permission is
required. It is extremely difficult and most unlikely a student a
student will be able to receive a No Credit or Incomplete grade
NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to do the proper
paperwork when dropping the course. If the student stops
attending classes but is still listed on the instructor's grade
sheet, the student will flunk the course
The following is a breakdown of the required course work by
the total points possible per section
Case studies/Projects:
Grading Scale:
The following is the scale used for calculating final marks,
where X is a random variable representing the weighted
average of the student’s course work results
X  97
94  X  97
90  X  94
87  X  90
84  X  87
80  X  84
76  X  80
3.5 - 3.8
3.2 - 3.4
2.9 - 3.1
2.5 - 2.8
2.2 - 2.4
72  X  76
68  X  72
64  X  68
60  X  64
56  X  60
X  55
1.9 - 2.1
1.5 - 1.8
1.2 -1.4
0.9 - 1.1
0.7 - 0.8