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​​Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool that can be used to analyse, communicate and manage information. Those with no prior spreadsheet experience will acquire expert level applied skills in the latest version of MS Excel. This instructor lead, hands-on course focuses on best practices used to create meaningful workbooks and how to master the techniques and time saving shortcuts for the daily use of MS Excel. Students learn to use MS Excel Ribbon interface with contextual tabs, Quick Access Toolbar and how to make use of templates, styles, pivot tables, what if analysis tools and macros via lectures, lab exercises and assignments outside of class. Topics include: creating, editing, formatting and saving a worksheet, sorting, filtering, slicers, applying formulae, functions, importing and exporting data, and consolidating data in multiple worksheets. This course is required in the Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC) and the Applied Computer Applications (ACA) Associate Certificate from BCIT Computing Part-time Studies. By the end of this course, successful participants will be expert end users of MS Excel.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$579.76

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are two offerings of COMP 2364 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 76374

Duration

Sat Jan 07 - Sat Apr 01 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 76374
  • $579.76
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 01 Sat 09:00 - 12:00 Online
Instructor

Joanne Atha

Course outline

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Cost

$579.76

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Students must provide their own PC or laptop with Windows 10 or 11 and Excel 2021 or Microsoft 365 in order to participate in this course successfully. Late registration is not permitted. No class on February 18 (Family Day).
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 89506

Duration

Sat Jan 07 - Sat Apr 01 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 89506
  • $579.76
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 01 Sat 13:00 - 16:00 Online
Instructor

Joanne Atha

Course outline

View

Cost

$579.76

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Students must provide their own PC or laptop with Windows 10 or 11 and Excel 2021 or Microsoft 365 in order to participate in this course successfully. Late registration is not permitted. No class on February 18 (Family Day).
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the MS Excel user interface components.
  • Create, save, open, close and print workbooks.
  • Demonstrate entering, editing, saving and modifying data in a worksheet.
  • Demonstrate formatting and improving the appearance of a worksheet.
  • Apply Relative, Absolute and Mixed cell references.
  • Apply Basic Formulae and Functions.
  • Apply Date and Time Functions.
  • Apply Decision Making Functions.
  • Apply Financial Functions.
  • Demonstrate creating, modifying and formatting charts.
  • Demonstrate the use of sorting, filtering and editing lists.
  • Apply protection to workbooks, worksheets and ranges
  • Analyze data using the Subtotalling tool.
  • Create and summarize data with Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts and use of slicer.
  • Analyze data using the What-If analysis functions: Goal Seek, Scenario Manager, Data Tables.
  • Analyze data using the Data Analysis Tools: Anova, Solver and Histograms.
  • Consolidate data and 3D formulas.
  • Apply data validation options.
  • Apply trace dependents, precedents and trace errors options.
  • Demonstrate finding and fixing formula errors.
  • Use imported data.
  • Use exported data.
  • Prepare, create and apply Templates and Styles.
  • Demonstrate basic Macro use.

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

Microsoft Excel (COMP 2364) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Applications (ACA)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Applied Data Analytics
    Certificate Part-time

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