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  • Overview

    Program Description

    The Microsoft Office Professional program prepares students with the skills for a challenging career in today's rapidly changing business world. These practical computer software courses cover word processing, spreadsheet, database management and presentation software. The program features Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel courses. The information covered in the program prepares students to pursue a Microsoft Office Specialist designation.

  • Courses

    Program Requirements

    Level 1 Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    Group 1
    COMP-1504 Access-Specialist 2
    Learn to use MS Access for Windows. You will learn how to use Microsoft Access using its pull-down menus, toolbars and dialog boxes. Access is a computerized database that allows you to manipulate, link, chart, query and report your data to customize the information you need. Access creates a system of relational database management in a user-friendly environment.
    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.
    COMP-1024 MS Powerpoint 2
    Learn to use MS PowerPoint for Windows using its pull-down menus, toolbars and dialogue boxes. PowerPoint as a presentation program allows you to create colourful graphics and text slides along with reports for your projects.
    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 2
    Take COMP-1442 or COMP-1485
    COMP-1442 MS Office 3
    This course will familiarize students with the applications contained in the Microsoft Office Pro Edition, which contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. Home and Student version software is inadequate for this course.
    COMP-1485 MS Office 2013 3
    This course will familiarize students with the applications contained in Microsoft Office Professional or Academic or University Edition of Microsoft Office 2013 covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.
    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 3 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program