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Title Name Delivery
YMCR 1050

 Accpac Accounting on the Micro

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YMCR 1160

 Accounting on the Microcomputer - Quickbooks


This 28 hour course will use the Quickbooks Accounting for Windows software. The major emphasis throughout the course will be the development and effective use of software in the preparation and presentation of accounting records as they pertain to business. This is a very intense, production-oriented course. Students must be prepared to devote extra time outside the regularly scheduled lesson and lab-time to get the most out of the course and to complete all course requirements to acceptable standards. This course is not intended to train students in accounting principles. Prerequisite: YMCR 5030
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YMCR 1300

 Introduction to Desktop Publishing - Publisher 2000


Electronic desktop publishing is fast becoming a function of the business environment. There are a variety of programs that are available and that vary in sophistication. With desktop publishing programs anybody can create professional documents, such as cards, posters, advertisements, newsletters, logos, brochures, and booklets. This course provides an opportunity for students to explore the field of desktop publishing, not only in the production of basic business documentation but also in the production of documentation for the World Wide Web. Although students may not be at an expert level upon completion of this course, students develop a strong foundation of skills upon which to build in desktop publishing. Prerequisite: YMCR 5030 or knowledge of computer file management.
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YMCR 2220

 Programming/Micro-Visual Basic

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YMCR 2350

 Interm WP/Winword for Windows

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YMCR 5010

 Introduction - Windows

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YMCR 5030

 Introduction to Computers - The Operating System


A solid understanding of a computer's operating system is essential to using a microcomputer effectively. Students are introduced to operating systems at a fundamental level required for using an IBM or compatible microcomputer. Students learn the concepts of the DOS/Windows operating system (OS) in preparation for further learning, and to manage a computer system. THIS COURSE IS A PREREQUISITE COURSE for all other Certificate Program courses. Students taking this and further courses should have basic typing skills to complete this course successfully. Prerequisites: Basic typing skills; YMCR 5030 is a prerequisite for all other courses in the Business Fundamentals Certificate program.
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YMCR 5140

 Spreadsheets on the Computer - Microsoft Excel


Students create and format spreadsheets to analyze and share information, and to make informed decisions. This course offers an introduction to basic spreadsheet concepts (basics, file management, ranges, sorting, columns and rows) using Excel. These concepts include Excel's built-in functions (moving and copying data; formatting a worksheet; printing worksheets; functions and formulas (AutoSum, Inserting functions, Aver, Min and Max functions); referencing and absolutes (consolidating data with 3D references, now and today functions, absolute referencing); charts (creating a chart, selecting, moving, sizing and deleting chart items, preview and printing charts); and advanced built-in functions in Excel (financial function, using range names, split screens and freeze pane, working with clip art). Prerequisite: YMCR 5030 or XPCS 0040 or knowledge of computer file management.
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YMCR 5150

 Computerized Accounting: Simply Accounting for Windows - Sage 50


This course is intended to teach the fundamental features and concepts of the Simply Accounting software program. Students are able to design, establish and manage an accounting system for a small business. This is a very intense, production-oriented course; students must be prepared to devote extra time outside the regularly scheduled lesson and laboratory work to get the most out of the course and to complete all course requirements to acceptable standards. This course is not intended to teach accounting principles. Prerequisites: YMCR 5030 or computer file management knowledge; basic bookkeeping skills.
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YMCR 5160

 Database Management on the Computer - Microsoft Access 2016


This This 28-hour course is designed for students wishing to gain a basic understanding of a relational database software program. Students learn the basic concepts of database structure and design by creating a working model. The course concentrates on the concepts of a database while using the Microsoft Access database for Windows. You should be prepared to devote additional hours of non-class time to exercises and project work. Prerequisite: YMCR 5030 or computer file management knowledge, and basic bookkeeping skills.
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YMCR 5170

 Graphics - Corel Draw 1

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YMCR 5250

 Windows '98 - Intermediate


This course is designed to teach students who have a good basic knowledge of computing the necessary skills to manage the operating environment of the computer, not only as a stand-alone computer, bur also a group of computers connected via a network system. Students will learn to manage and customize the working and operating environment on the computer and resolve many of the frustrations experienced by the average computer user. This course is especially applicable to anyone involved in office management where computers are used. Prerequisite: The Operating System YMCR 5030 or YMCR 1030 & YMCR 5010 Recommended: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database. Consultation with the instructor is strongly reccommended if students do not have the reccommended prerequisites.
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YMCR 5350

 Word Processing on the Micro (Word 2000)


Students are instructed in Microsoft Word for Windows. In this 28-hour course, students learn to create, edit, and search documents, as well as use many additional extended features available in Word. Students should be prepared to devote additional non-class hours to exercises and project work. Prerequisite: YMCR 5030 or computer file management knowledge. Note: Knowledge of the standard keyboard is necessary for maximum benefit.
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YMCR 6140

 Intermediate Excel/Windows


Updated by CNET Administrator.
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YMCR 6150

 Professional Presentations - PowerPoint (Microsoft Office 2016)


Students learn how to communicate with power to get attention, to persuade others to act, and to present ideas in a meaningful, memorable, and captivating format. Moreover, students discover that how ideas are presented is as important as the ideas themselves. Therefore, the goal of this course is to develop the skills and techniques required to create presentations using the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation program. PowerPoint is a graphic software program that is used to make a professional presentation quickly and easily. Students rapidly learn techniques to make effective overheads for business presentations or teaching purposes, slides for business meetings, and on-screen presentations for mall demonstrations. With PowerPoint's consistency in design, colour, layout, and templates, ideas are presented creatively and effectively. Prerequisite: YMCR 5030 or XPCS 0040 or computer file management knowledge.
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YMCR 6160

 Intermediate Database - Access '97


Students are introduced to advanced features of Microsoft Access. Among the topics discussed are setting relationships between multiple tables, using advanced reporting features, and writing Visual Basic code. Topic-specific exercises, as well as an integrated project, assist students in learning to implement the tools learned in this course. This is an intense course. Students should be prepared to devote additional non-class time to get maximum benefit from this course. Prerequisites: YMCR 5030: The Operating System and YMCR 5160: Database Management on the Microcomputer.
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