BIM 180: Introduction to Microsoft Office

Credits 1 5 Lab Hours 22 110
This course is an introduction to the basic functions of Microsoft Office 2021- Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Integration. This course is intended for Business Information Management and Accounting students.


Successful completion of MATH 094/MAP 117 or a higher placement.
Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Design, create, format, and edit basic Word documents
  2. Design, create, format, and edit basic Excel spreadsheets and charts
  3. Design, create, format, and edit basic PowerPoint presentations
  4. Design, create, format, and edit basic Access databases
  5. Design, create, format, and edit integrated projects encompassing basic features of Microsoft Office
Institutional Outcomes
IO1 Communication: Students will write, speak, and present information effectively by creating professional documents that would be used in an office or medical office environment
IO2 Quantitative Reasoning: Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to the profession
IO3 Human Relations/Workplace Skills: Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, professionalism, and/or workplace specific skills.
Course Content Outline
  1. Word – a variety of introductory documents, mailings, and basic formatting features
  2. Excel – spreadsheet functions, table management, and formulas
  3. PowerPoint – basic tools, master slides, links, graphics, objects, media, and customization features
  4. Access – data analysis using basic relational databases, queries, calculations, forms, and reports
  5. Integration – assimilation of introductory presentations using linked and embedded Office applications
Department Guidelines
The syllabus must contain evaluation/grading guidelines, class environment/expectations/rules, course learning outcomes, and a disability services statement. A schedule must be provided to students that contains content covered (text chapters, topics, etc.), tentative test dates (to include final date/time). If an LMS or similar site is used for the course, it must be created following the Quality Matters (QM) principals outlined in the QM workbook questions. These documents should be reviewed with the BIM instructor at least two weeks prior to class start.