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  • Overview

  • Courses

    Program Requirements

    Level 1 Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    Group 1
    COMP-1075 Outlook-Level 1 0.5
    Students will learn how to communicate with each other, manage their time and work more efficiently using Microsoft Office Outlook 2016. Proper email etiquette for sending and receiving electronic mail, organizational methods for storing mail, mailboxes, address books, contact lists, tasks and journals are among the topics covered.
    Group 2
    Take COMP-1359 or OFAD-1022
    COMP-1359 Keyboarding Essentials 1
    This dual-level keyboarding course is suitable for both beginners and those with some prior keyboarding knowledge. Students new to computers develop an understanding of the keyboard and master the skills of touch typing. All participants develop their skills through drills and exercises provided by a computer keyboarding program.
    OFAD-1022 Computer Keyboarding Skills 3
    This is a "learn to type" course. In this course students will learn keyboarding techniques using various methods. Keyboarding speed and accuracy will be emphasized. Proofreading and editing documents is covered. Research about repetitive stress injury and proper ergonomics will be included. The student should be able to achieve a speed of 25 to 30 net words per minute. (Note: It is to the student's advantage to aim higher than the minimum of 25 nwpm. Most employers require a greater speed). Course software requires Windows Operating System to be installed.
    Group 3
    Take COMP-1460 or COMP-1016
    COMP-1460 PC Hardware & File Management 2
    You will become familiar with the inner components and workings of a Personal Computer and be able to identify parts and their purpose. You will learn about file and directory structure and management.
    COMP-1016 Introduction to Computers 3
    This course will familiarize students with both the hardware and software of their computer system. Graduates will be able to use the most common functions of the Windows operating system including the Windows Explorer program for file management and will be able to identify security risks and protect their computers. This course also reviews networks, internet and email use. Graduates will be able to build properly formatted documents using Microsoft Word and spreadsheets including correctly functioning formulas using Microsoft Excel.
    Group 4
    Take COMP-1461 or COMP-1491
    COMP-1461 Wordprocessing With Word 2
    You will be able to use word processingapplication using basic operations associatedwith creating, formatting and finishing a wordprocessing document ready for distribution. Youwill also use more advanced features such ascreating tables, using pictures and images withina document, importing objects and using the mailmerge tools.
    COMP-1491 Word Specialist 2
    Learn to use MS Word for Windows, a terrific word processing package that has the convenience of pull-down menus. Learn to create, edit, format and print documents. Use paragraph, page and character formatting commands. Create multiple page documents with tables, and desktop publishing with MS Word.
    Group 5
    Take COMP-1462 or COMP-1492
    COMP-1462 Spreadsheets Using Excel 2
    You will be able to use a spreadsheet application (Excel). You will be able to accomplish basic operations associated with developing, formatting and using a spreadsheet. You will be able to accomplish standard mathematical and logical operations using basic formulas and functions.
    COMP-1492 Excel 3
    Learn to use MS Excel for Windows to create and format spreadsheets in order to analyze data and make more informed business decisions. You will discover how to: create, edit, format and print workbooks; use mathematical formulas and functions; create and format charts and shapes; insert images; cut, copy and paste data. The course is also designed to prepare students to write the MOS Certification exam for Excel-Specialist 2010 or 2013.
    Group 6
    Take ACCT-1094 or ACCT-1101
    ACCT-1094 Computerized Accounting 3
    This course consists of 20 hours introductory accounting basics and accounting principles and 30 hours of hands-on practice using Simply Accounting for Windows. Set up accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger. Please note: Program is not compatible with Windows 8 or Mac systems.
    ACCT-1101 QuickBooks Level 1 3
    This course is an introduction to QuickBooks 2015. Over the course of 14 weeks, you will learn how to make General Journal entries, enter payroll transactions, as well as enter Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable transactions. We will also look at various reports used to analyze a business's financial activity. This is a RIBO certified program.
    Group 7
    Take COMP-1465 or COMP-1154
    COMP-1465 Desktop Publishing & Presentation 3
    This course is for students who are new to desktop publishing and creating presentations. Students will be shown how to make useful business aids including brochures, letterhead, and business cards using Microsoft Publisher 2007, a desktop publishing program. Students will also learn how to take those business aids one step further by learning how to create a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.
    COMP-1154 Presentations & Desktop Publishing 3
    Start, navigate and generally understand concepts essential to the use of Publisher. By working with objects, frames, and text in a publication, students will perform a mail merge, create drawings, and WordArt objects. They will be able to create stationery, design master pages, and use layout and page techniques to enhance Publisher publications. The ability to create electronic presentations as well as various types of print materials such as business cards, letterhead, brochures, flyers and newsletters is necessary in business today. Students should be using Microsoft Publisher and Powerpoint 2013 exclusively.
    Group 8
    Take COMP-1466 or COMP-1337
    COMP-1466 Integrating MS Office 2
    The focus is on eliminating the need to re-enter existing text. Discover how features such as: import/export, linking, embedding, and hyper linking enable you to reuse data within one, or all of the MS Office applications. Learn how to use Outlook contacts to create mailings, Excel charts to create Word reports, and analyze Access data in Excel.
    COMP-1337 Software Application Integration 2
    In this course, you will learn how to effectively use Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) together as they are typically used in business.
    Group 9
    Take COMP-1467, COMP-1436 or COMP-1477
    COMP-1467 Windows 2
    Discover the advantages of this operating system. Learn how to customize the Desktop and utilize the programs that come with Windows 7; set up your own applications for easier access and install software. Learn to search for and manage files and folders and how to take advantage of the communication and multimedia systems available through Windows 7 and the Internet.
    COMP-1436 Windows 7 2
    Discover the advantages of this operating system. Learn how to customize the Desktop and utilize the programs that come with Windows 7; set up your own applications for easier access and install software. Learn to search for and manage files and folders and how to take advantage of the communication and multimedia systems available through Windows 7 and the Internet.
    COMP-1477 Windows 8 2
    Learn to use MS Windows 8 to properly operate your computer. Windows 8 uses graphical/visual approach to performing operating system tasks. You will learn how to manage files, secure and customize a computer and more.
    Group 10
    Take MGMT-1166 or MGMT-1194
    MGMT-1166 Customer Service & Office Etiquette 2
    Learn effective telephone answering skills, appointment making and customer service techniques. Learn about verbal and non-verbal communication; practical methods for time and stress management; prioritization; compose, proof-read and edit business documents. Most of the training in this course pertains to the 'on-the-job' interpersonal office skills.
    MGMT-1194 Building/Maintaining Customer Relations 3
    In this course, students develop an understanding of customer service and the skills associated with understanding the needs of customers, meeting those needs, and fostering an environment that encourages customers to return. The course is of interest to anyone who works with customers, either internal or external, on a daily basis. This course is offered through OntarioLearn by the host college, Algonquin College.
    Group 11
    MKTG-1087 Social Media Marketing 3
    Some call it social media marketing. Some refer to it as digital media. Some include mobile marketing. This course provides the student with a fundamental understanding of many of the different digital channels including: social, mobile, games, and other emerging digital channels of communication. Once an understanding of each of the channels is established, the student then learns how to integrate the messages and media into coordinated strategies to achieve stated marketing objectives. This is an OntarioLearn course offered online through the host college, St. Lawrence College.
    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 6 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program
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    Learning Outcomes

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Manage files using appropriate operating systems.
    2. Build and maintain properly formatted documents in a timely manner using word program(s) such as Microsoft Word.
    3. Build and maintain properly formatted documents in a timely manner using spreadsheets program(s) such as Microsoft Excel.
    4. Build and maintain properly formatted documents in a timely manner using data base programs(s) such as Microsoft Access.
    5. Manage and work within an email platform such as Outlook.
    6. Create marketing documents using a design program such as Microsoft Publisher or Adobe.
    7. Create a media presentation using design software such as Microsoft PowerPoint.
    8. Maintain and manage accounting ledgers for a small company.
    9. Integrate documents and text between various office programs such as Microsoft Excel, Access and Word.
    10. Describe strategies to establish and maintain positive customer relationships.