Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Fall 2018

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Microcomputer Applications
Grade Mode:
Credit Value:
Post Secondary



Co-requisite(s) and Concurrent Prerequisite(s):



COMF 1003 Informatiques des affaires
and COMP 1034 Snow Resort Comp Applications

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

In this course, students are introduced to database, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Students are provided with a working knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel, and PowerPoint, affording them the opportunity for hands-on learning and independent study.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. Create professional presentations using presentation software.

2. Create spreadsheets that employ formulas and functions.

3. Use the advanced features of spreadsheets including graphs, charts, data management,and multiple worksheets.

4. Design, create, and update a database that contains multiple tables.

5. Access the database and tables in various ways including the use and design of relationships.

Course Content:

1. Use of presentation software to create a presentation
using text, graphics and links to the internet.
2. Development of advanced worksheets, including:
formula creation, advanced graphing, what-if,
statistical functions, hyperlinks, multiple worksheets/
books, data management features (sort) and
integration features.
3. Design and create tables and databases. Create
Create relationships between tables.
4. Manipulate and access tables using queries, reports, and


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

This course will be evaluated using a combination of assignments and hands-on tests:

Assignments 50%
Tests 50%

Prior Learning Assessment:

This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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