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Course Details

Course Code: ITCC113 Course ID: 3832 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of the concepts and technology trends essential to office presentation, communication and productivity applications. Students will explore the principles, practices, features, and functions of PowerPoint, the presentation application in the Microsoft Office Suite. The course will be taught with a mixture of analytical methods and practical exercises. Students will use Microsoft PowerPoint to build and format presentations; and to use styles, templates, lists, tables, charts, hyperlinks, transitions, animations, graphics, multimedia, and digital signatures. They will also rehearse the timing of the presentation and prepare presentations for the Web. Students will participate in an engaging learning experience that aligns with Microsoft’s Exam. Students may access MS Office 365 Suite via their MyCampus account for FREE in the classroom. Microsoft Office 365 is free to students and faculty.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the impact of the Microsoft Application Suite on Information Technology Management as it applies to communication and collaboration.
  2. Demonstrate use of application skills that are needed to be an effective employee in a productive workplace.
  3. Demonstrate use of communication software such as Microsoft PowerPoint to build and format presentations to include tables and charts using templates to improve communication.
  4. Examine the manual formatting and customization techniques within Microsoft PowerPoint.
  5. Identify the application methods used to improve office communication and productivity.
  6. Use Microsoft PowerPoint to create, format, and deliver business presentations.
  7. Collaborate on relevant ideas and concepts in a substantive manner, showing a clear understanding.

Students are expected to maintain routine contact with the instructor throughout the course. While the number of contacts may vary according to the specific course and individual student need, the University requires periodic weekly contacts during the semester. Contact will consist of professor notes and email feedback. The method of discussion will be on-line related to issues concerning forum assignments, quizzes, mini project assignments, and a cumulative final exam.

This course uses the Discover Office 2013 Comprehensive Online courseware that does not require installations on individual computers. Reading assignments will come from both the courseware and the main book for the course, GO! With Microsoft Office 2013. Review the table at the end of the syllabus to see assigned readings for each week. Access the E-Book through the Lessons link in the classroom


The Labs are interactive exercises which are located throughout MyLabsPlus in the Sakai course room.


The Forum assignments for this course are designed to promote interactivity among students and enhance the online learning process. The Forum provides maximum flexibility because you do not have to be online at the same time as another person and you can read what other students have written.

Forum Timing: For the forum, you must post your work by midnight on Thursday, continue to follow your classmates' posts for the remainder of the week, and post the follow-up peer responses prior to midnight on Sunday, except for week one. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to a classmate's opinions or can challenge their opinions. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. You are encouraged to conduct research and use other sources to support your answers.

Required Participation: Please keep in mind that the forum assignments require you to make at least 1 post to the forum with at least 250 words about the topic and also respond to at least 2 peers’ posts with at least 150 words. Please be advised that there will be point deductions if you do not comply with these requirements of the assignment. Each one of you will have a different and unique experience that we can all learn from. Your participation in the Forums unleashes the power of synergy in our classroom. To facilitate this interaction, please be prompt when posting your forum work for each week; this provides time for the others to actively engage in the dialogue. For practical reasons, when you respond to other learners’ posts, please start your response by referencing their name. I will read and grade your participation by reading the forum. There is no need to also post your forum work in the assignments area of the classroom. Refer to the forum and the syllabus for more details on grading.


There will be 9 quizzes and 3 interactive assessments to be taken after the readings are completed. Each quiz is located in MyLabsPlus.

The Final Assignment requires you to use your knowledge gained through-out the course apply what you learned in an interactive assessment.

Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*
Publication Info:

Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.