Computer Essentials

Course Descriptions

This essential course is required for graduation in the State of Montana and is designed as an overview class which focuses on how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students will learn to format documents, organize and calculate data, create graphs and charts, create dynamic on-screen presentations, and learn desktop publishing. Students will also explore career and college options as well as learn Internet Safety. This course will include the use of Google Docs and gmail accounts.


Learning Microsoft Office 2013 Deluxe Edition will provide complete instruction in most Microsoft concepts. Handouts and an online learning environment will provide additional instruction for Career Planning and Internet Safety.



Test/Quizzes will consist of regular chapter tests, occasional quizzes and quarter and semester exams.

Assignments/Projects will consist of in-class work, out of class assignments, as well as any other projects completed during this course study.

Participation will consist of points earned by being prepared, participating in class discussion,and answering questions.

Grading Scale

A – 90-100
B – 80-89
C – 70-79
D – 60-69
F – 59 or below

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