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COMP 2364 - Microsoft Excel

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

​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 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)

COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of MS Windows and File Management plus Grade 12 Math or Business Math or equivalent.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$582.41 - $592.41 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 34969

Wed Sep 16 - Wed Dec 02 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Dec 02 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 DTC Online Delivery

Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$582.41

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted. Class in session November 11 (Remembrance Day).

CRN 36386

Sat Sep 19 - Sat Dec 12 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 19 - Dec 12 Sat 09:00 - 12:00 BBY Online Delivery

Instructor

Joanne Atha

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$592.41

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted. No class October 10 (Thanksgiving).

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

COMP 2364 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2020

Books for Fall 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

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Exploring Microsoft Excel 2019 Comprehensive (W/Out Access Card)
Author Poatsy
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2020
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-13545-275-2
Price $204.95
Required

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Cei Digital: Exploring Ms Excel 2016 Comp (180 Days)
Author Poatsy
Publisher Ph
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13451-375-1
Price $61.50
Choose One

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Exploring Microsoft Excel 2016 Comprehensive (W/Out Access Card)
Author Poatsy
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2017
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-13447-944-6
Price $145.95
Choose One

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