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Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Business

Students learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint, the industry standard tool for creating electronic presentations in business environments. This comprehensive course includes fundamentals, such as electronic presentation design and delivery concepts, slide layout, graphics, diagrams, charts, and sound, as well as more advanced features, such as complex animation, transitions, action buttons, video, custom backgrounds, and collaboration tools. This course helps prepare students for the Microsoft Certification Exam.

Subject: CSIT
Course Number: 134
Section Number: 1804
Units: 3
Instructor: Sayble, Debra

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Canvas
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Office: Online Only
Office hours: Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Phone: 760/757-2121, ext. 1248
Instructor notes: This late-start class is a comprehensive course teaching skills and features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. It is conducted 100% over the Internet, using PC Windows-based Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 software, Canvas (an online "LMS" Learning Management System), and SIMnet (an online training program by the textbook publisher), Zoom web-conferencing, and e-mail. Students will receive an email from me 1-2 weeks before class begins, that will provide important information about what to expect and how to get started. I will send all emails to students using their email addresses listed in MiraCosta College SURF. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me now at: (or I keep tight communication with my students throughout the semester, and I provide individualized guidance and feedback. I create lessons, lecturettes, assignments, online discussion forums, and tests that reflect the need for and use of different kinds of realistic business-oriented slide show presentations. You will learn to use easy and advanced features of PowerPoint, and create business presentations designed for various audiences. Students who have never taken an online class before are strongly encouraged to take advantage of MiraCosta College's online educational resources to help you prepare for and be successful in this course: This class helps fulfill requirements for several different degrees and certificates. There are inexpensive ways students can obtain the materials they will need for this class. Students need the textbook, as well as a license to use an online software called SIMnet (it comes with the textbook in a discounted package). Students also must use Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 software for PC computers (not for Macs) for this class.

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