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ITS 12s - Beginning Spreadsheet

Credits: 1
Prerequisites: Computer knowledge level equivalent to ITS 080.
Corequisites : None
Instructor Permission Required: No
Course Status: Approved

Course Description:
Basic creation and manipulation of data within an electronic spreadsheet including planning and creating workbooks, using formulas and functions, creating charts, and formatting spreadsheet objects. Students with minimal computer skills will take longer in completing the assigned tasks and may want to consider taking ITS 080, Computer Fundamentals.

Course Goals and Learning Objectives:
1. Use a spreadsheet to summarize basic numeric information by:

  • Define Spreadsheet Software
  • Opening and Saving a Workbook
  • Entering Labels and Values
  • Naming and Moving a Sheet
  • Previewing and Printing a Worksheet
  • Using the Help facilities
  • Closing a Workbook

2. Plan, design and build a worksheet by:

  • Editing Cell Entries and Working with Ranges
  • Entering Formulas
  • Using Excel Functions
  • Copying and Moving Cell Contents
  • Understanding Relative and Absolute Cell References
  • Copying Formulas with Relative and/or Absolute Cell References

3. Use formatting techniques to make the worksheet easier to read by:

  • Formatting Values
  • Using Fonts and Font Sizes
  • Changing Attributes and Alignment of Labels
  • Adjusting Column Widths
  • Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns
  • Applying Colors, Patterns, and Borders
  • Using Conditional Formatting
  • Checking Spelling

4. Use charts to graphically communicate the relationship of data in a worksheet by:

  • Planning and designing a chart
  • Creating a Chart
  • Moving and Resizing a Chart
  • Editing a Chart
  • Formatting a Chart
  • Annotating and Drawing on a Chart
  • Previewing and Printing a Chart

5. Analyze data using different types of formulas and functions by:

  • Creating a Formula with Several Operators
  • Using Named Ranges in a Formula
  • Generating Multiple Totals with AutoSum
  • Using Dates in Calculations
  • Building a Conditional Formula with the IF Function
  • Using Statistical Functions
  • Calculating Payments with the PMT Function
  • Displaying and Printing Formula Contents

6. Manage workbooks for better display, printing and web presentations by:

  • Freezing Columns and Rows
  • Splitting the Workbook Display
  • Inserting and Deleting Worksheets
  • Consolidating Data with 3-D References
  • Hiding and Protecting Worksheet Areas
  • Saving Custom Views of a Worksheet
  • Controlling Page Breaks and Page Numbering
  • Creating a Hyperlink between Files
  • Saving a file as an HTML Document

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Students with Disabilities - It is
Clark State's policy to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. Our goal is to help students succeed in this course. If you have a physical, mental, or learning disability and you need a reasonable accommodation to help you achieve success, please contact Maryrae Kearney, Disability Services Specialist (RH 127B, 328-6019). To best provide the accommodation you need, make this request as soon as possible, since accommodations cannot be made to change a grade you have received for course work already completed.

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