Microsoft Classes

BCOT 96 MICROSOFT PowerPoint 
Units: 1.5 
This course introduces the student to beginning and advanced presentation functions on the IBM compatible personal computer using Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows software. Topics include Core/Expert Level MOUS Skills for Microsoft PowerPoint functions such as preparing, editing, and formatting a presentation; adding animation; using WordArt and creating organizational charts; adding visual elements; modifying a presentation; importing and exporting data; customizing and creating a slide show; and creating output and delivering presentations. This course prepares the student for Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certification for Microsoft PowerPoint. This class can be taken in a traditional classroom setting, in an individualized modular setting, or in an online learning environment.

BCOT 97 MICROSOFT OUTLOOK 
Units: 1.5
This course introduces the student Microsoft Outlook for Windows software, a Desktop Information Management (DIM) application. Topics include Core Level MOUS Skills for Microsoft Outlook functions such as providing the tools needed to send and receive e-mail; organizing schedules and events; and maintaining contact lists, to-do lists, notes, and a journal. This course prepares the student for Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certification for Microsoft Outlook. This class can be taken in a traditional classroom setting, in an individualized modular setting, or in an online learning environment.

BCOT 112 MICROSOFT WORD
Units: 3.5 
This course introduces the student to beginning word processing and emphasizes advanced word processing functions on IBM compatible personal computers using Microsoft Word for Windows software. Topics include Specialist Level MOS Skills for Microsoft Word functions such as creating, printing, and editing word documents; formatting text and using help; enhancing the visual display and clarity of documents; working with multiple documents, formatting documents, creating and formatting tables; inserting graphic elements; and exploring the Internet. Topics also include Expert Level MOS Skills for Microsoft Word functions such as formatting with special features; merging documents and sorting and selecting data; working with shared documents; creating tables and indexes; recording, running, and editing macros; creating fill-in forms; and adding visual appeal to documents. This course prepares the student for Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certification for Microsoft Word. This class can be taken in a traditional classroom setting, in an individualized modular setting, or in an online learning environment.

TRANSFER CREDIT: CSU   

BCOT 113 MICROSOFT EXCEL
Units: 3.5 
This course introduces the student to beginning spreadsheet functions and emphasizes advanced spreadsheet functions on IBM compatible personal computers using Microsoft Excel for Windows software. Topics include Specialist Level MOS Skills for Microsoft Excel functions such as preparing and formatting an Excel worksheet, maintaining and enhancing a worksheet, moving data within and between workbooks, inserting formulas in a worksheet, creating a chart in Excel, inserting clip art images, and creating maps. Topics also include Expert Level MOS Skills for Microsoft Excel functions such as formatting Excel worksheets using advanced formatting techniques, working with templates and workbooks using advanced functions, working with lists, using Excel2E8s analysis tools, managing and auditing worksheets, collaborating with workgroups, and importing and exporting data. This course prepares the student for Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certification for Microsoft Excel. This class can be taken in a traditional classroom setting, in an individualized modular setting, or in an online learning environment.

TRANSFER CREDIT: CSU   

BCOT 114 INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT OFFICE
Units: 3.5 
This course is designed to teach students business applications software and office skills using Windows compatible computers and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook) to integrate the multifaceted tasks within the office environment. Concepts and skills include creating, editing, and printing letters, memos, reports, presentations, graphics, overheads, business figure analysis, miscellaneous office documents, and maintenance/modification of databases. This course may be taken in a traditional classroom setting or online environment.

TRANSFER CREDIT: CSU    

BCOT 118 MICROSOFT ACCESS FOR OFFICE TECHNOLOGY
Units: 1.5
This course introduces the student to Microsoft Access software applications for administrative assistants and office technology. This course prepares the student for Level 1 Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certification for Microsoft Access.

TRANSFER CREDIT: CSU

When completing all of the above classes, except BCOT 114, the Business Communications Office Technology Department will award you a MICROSOFT OFFICE CERTIFICATE. This is a special certificate awarded by the Department for those who want to use it when applying for jobs or need it for a promotion within their present jobs. You just need to see Professor Soden or notify her for an appointment at bsoden@cerritos.edu.