Microsoft Office

Mr. Jim Johnson

2019-2020 Description

A recent study surveyed the skills students need most for the top 60 high-growth, high-wage occupations that will account for 11.5 million new hires and 28 percent of job growth by 2020. Out of those skills, oral and written communication, detail orientation, and Microsoft Office proficiency top the list.  Students use Office every day for school, work, and activities that are most important to them. Office not only helps students stay organized and get their work done today but at the same time develops skills that will be required when they enter the workplace. In fact, no other software or services show up in the top 20 most important skills identified in the research report.  In this course, students will gain basic hands-on experience using the integrated programs of Microsoft Office. This course is designed to use the basic features of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, and to integrate data between the applications.



None, however it is strongly recommended that you have already taken Keyboarding, Computer Skills or have equivalent skills.

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Required Materials:

  • Laptop with 2010 office or newer (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).  Microsoft 365 works very well.

  • Internet access throughout the week

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