Feb 21, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

CAP 155 - Spreadsheet Applications


Course Description: Spreadsheet Applications provides students and professionals with advanced spreadsheet tools to help solve complex problems. Through demonstration and hands-on computer exercises, students apply advanced problem solving tools to capture, display, manipulate and analyze data in such areas as budgeting, loan analysis, and business graphics.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of CAP 101
Corequisite(s): MAT 070 or completion of Modules 1-8 in Preparation for College Math
Note(s): Specific configurations of hardware and software may vary by campus.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  •  Apply spreadsheet financial formulas and functions to determine loan payments, future values of investments, and loan amortization to calculate the principal repayment of a loan over a period of time
  •  Apply spreadsheet database functions to sort, query, and analyze database table data 
  •  Utilize the spreadsheet charts feature to display data graphically, simulate interest rates, illustrate key points, and make numbers easier to understand
  •  Develop macros to automate multiple common repetitive tasks into one-step keystrokes
  •  Create and organize related spreadsheet data into a structured database table
  •  Create pivot tables scenarios to analyze, compare, and extract large database fields into unique values

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