Terri Negrete,

Computer Information Systems, Business & CIS

Email: tnegrete@cypresscollege.edu

Phone: 714-484-7000

Office Hours : By Appointment


CIS 075 - Microsoft Excel

Course Description

This online course teaches you how to use MS Excel 2013 for business and professional use. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to take the Core Level Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2013 exam.


It is recommended you have the ability to type 20 words per minute. Online students must, at a minimum, be able to:

  • Send and receive email with attachments
  • Receive private email with attachments (no shared email accounts)
  • Use a word processing program
  • Save documents
  • Navigate and search the Internet
  • Install new software applications

Required Textbook and Materials

  • Textbook: Microsoft Excel 2013 Complete; Cengage; ISBN: 978-1-285-16887-6
  • Access to a PC with the Excel 2013 software
  • Access to a computer with Internet an connection
  • A USB storage device (if you are going to use computers on campus at Cypress College)
  • One Scantron Form 882-E (for the comprehensive multiple choice test)

Student Learning Objectives

At the completion of the course you will be able to:

  • create and name worksheets within a workbook with 70% accuracy or higher
  • apply Excel 2013 commands to create, format, and customize worksheets with 70% accuracy or higher.
  • apply Excel 2013 commands to create simple formulas with 70% accuracy or higher
  • produce error-free workbooks with 70% accuracy or higher

Grading and Exams

Each Excel lesson will have assigned exercises as noted on separate assignment sheets. There will be a comprehensive Excel application test and a comprehensive Excel multiple choice test. Grades for this course will be based on points earned for assigned exercises, quizzes, and exams. Assignments submitted late will receive ½ credit. Total points possible will be determined as exercises are assigned in class. Final letter grade will be based on percentage of total possible points earned.