Introduction to Excel

For The Anxious Beginner

Spring 2006 - COT 063 E01


Instructor:     Ann Wright                            Room:        HTC108     

Phone:           738-8349                                Credits:      0.5 credit

E-mail:       Dates:         April 4 - 20

Class Time:            9:30 10:45 a.m.  Tuesday & Thursday

Optional Reference:  Excel XP Bar Chart by John Hales         


Catalog Description:     A beginning course for those with no previous spreadsheet knowledge.  The course will be an introduction to Microsoft Excel.


Course Description:      This is a beginning course for those students with no previous spreadsheet knowledge.  It is an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2002.  There is no prerequisite for this course.


Learner Outcomes:       Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

          Create a spreadsheet

Understand the difference between a toolbar and formula bar

Open, close and save a spreadsheet

Be able to differentiate between labels, values, formulas and functions

Insert rows and columns in a spreadsheet

Use the Auto Sum button

Construct formulas to produce desired calculations

          Learn how to customize the printed spreadsheet

Plan, construct and edit charts


Method of Instruction:     This class is taught by illustration from the instructor, working together on examples, and in class assignments.


Grading:        This course is a Pass/Withdraw class.  To receive a Pass the student must participate in at least four of the class assignments.


Attendance:         Attendance is very important in a class like this with only 6 sessions.  If you have questions please ask someone else probably has the same question but is afraid to speak up.


Qualified students with physical or documented learning disabilities have the right to free accommodations to ensure equal access to educational opportunities at Great Basin College.  For assistance, contact the Disabled Student Services Office at 753-2271.