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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 3
Hours: 3 lecture per week (36 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Basic Skills
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will be able to demonstrate the ability to create a 3 page PowerPoint presentation.
  • A successful student will be able to demonstrate the ability to make a 3 minute presentation to his/her peers.


Students will learn to combine Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint to produce intermediate documents to be used in academic, non-profit, government and/or business environment.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Learn thoroughly the Microsoft PowerPoint application.
B. Utilize Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications in documents and oral presentations.
C. Demonstrate appropriate oral presentation skills.
D. Present oral presentation(s) incorporating three different Microsoft Suites applications.

Course Content

A. Learn thoroughly the Microsoft Power Point application
1. Utilize all functions of PowerPoint application
2. Utilize templates to structure the PowerPoint document
3. Utilize layout themes to create a custom PowerPoint presentation
4. Create PowerPoint slides
5. Edit PowerPoint presentation
6. Utilize different "views" of PowerPoint in order to customize presentation for audience
B. Insert Excel document
1. Insert and edit graphs and tables
C. Insert graphics
1. Insert and edit Word Art
2. Insert and edit Clip Art
3. Insert websites, links
4. Insert photos, movies, YouTube links, hyperlinks and other related enhancements
D. Utilize animated slides, including sound enhancements
E. Techniques of oral presentations
1. Voice
2. Timing
2. Dress etiquette
3. Eye contact
4. Question and answer component
5. Peer and constructive criticism

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Accessible classroom with computers, monitors, and printer.

Method(s) of Evaluation

Methods of Evaluation may include but are not limited to the following:

A. Class participation
B. Teamwork and collaboration in development presentation
C. Class assignments and projects
D. Homework
E. Final project: "Capstone" oral presentation

Method(s) of Instruction

Methods of Instruction may include but are not limited to the following:

A. Lecture: Demonstration of the use of each PowerPoint function
B. Hands-on demonstration
C. Role-play
D. Peer review and critique

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Lambert, J., and C. Frye. Microsoft Office 2019 Step by Step. Microsoft Press, 2018.

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Writing Assignments:
1. Create a PowerPoint business presentation about an entrepreneurial proposal that utilizes PPT application.
2. Create a collaborative PowerPoint presentation with team of students about a community service program.
3. Create a PowerPoint presentation, capstone project, "TTW Milestones".


Developmental Disabilities: Disabled Students Programs and Services