Course Number and Title: OAT 152 Excel Level I
This course covers the fundamental concepts of spreadsheet skills necessary to be successful within an organization. The emphasis is on technical knowledge and reinforcement of problem-solving abilities through project-based learning. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel certification.
- Plan, design, and create spreadsheets using complex formulas and functions. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Prepare and manage multiple-sheet workbooks. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3)
- Summarize and analyze data. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 3, 4)
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills. (CCC 2, 3, 4, 6; PGC 1, 3)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Plan, design, and create spreadsheets using complex formulas and functions.
- Identify, describe, and use formulas and functions.
- Develop a spreadsheet using templates.
- Format data.
- Format worksheets.
- Prepare and manage multiple-sheet workbooks.
- Import/export data and/or files.
- Convert file formats.
- Ensure a workbook’s confidentiality.
- Group and ungroup worksheets.
- Use the consolidate data function.
- Add worksheet pages and names.
- Copy, delete, move, and edit data.
- Automate worksheets using macros and other tools.
- Summarize and analyze data.
- Use forecasting and other data tools to evaluate information.
- Reorganize and/or summarize/display data using Excel features, including charts.
- Filter and/or sort data.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Identify errors and correct them.
- Modify formulas.
- Create and edit charts.
- Create data tables.
- Analyze data and scenarios.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Summative: Simulation Exams (10-12) (equally weighted)
Summative: Application Based Project (12-16) (equally weighted)
Formative: Quizzes/Assignments (equally weighted)
Summative: Microsoft Office Specialist – Excel Certification
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Produce the documents necessary for a functioning business office.
- Demonstrate accurate and efficient keyboarding skills.
- Integrate office-related skills to function in a professional manner within the workplace.
- Use diverse research methods and information sources to complete a variety of business documents.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.