BCA-152: Presentation Software

This course is INACTIVE
Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Business & Economics
Business Software Applications
Academic Level
Course Subject
Business Computer Applications
Course Number
Course Title
Presentation Software
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
CIS-100 with a C grade or better AND Eligible to take ENG courses at HFC
Catalog Course Description

Presents the essential features of Microsoft PowerPoint and presentations. Covers how to create and modify a PowerPoint presentation; add and format visual elements such as SmartArt, WordArt, tables, and charts; import data; add animation effects; customize the layout of slides; apply backgrounds; add speaker notes; copy slides between presentations; create photo albums; and share presentations.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Presentation Preparation
    1. Plan a presentation.*
    2. Create, open, save and edit a presentation.
    3. Run a slide show.
    4. Add transitions and sound effects.
    5. Apply a design theme.
  2. Presentation Modifications
    1. Manage text.
    2. Manage slides.*
    3. Use the help feature.
    4. Run spell check.
  3. Slide Formatting
    1. Format text.
    2. Format using the slide master view.
    3. Use design templates.
    4. Create custom themes.
    5. Add speaker notes.
  4. Visual Appeal
    1. Use the drawing toolbar.
    2. Insert images.
    3. Discuss copyright laws.
    4. Add animation effects.
    5. Insert headers and footers.
    6. Create WordArt.
    7. Add action buttons.
    8. Insert and use a hyperlink.
  5. Visual Elements
    1. Use SmartArt.
    2. Create tables and charts.
    3. Create photo albums.
  6. Customization
    1. Customize animation.
    2. Develop a custom slide show.*
    3. Run, edit, and print a custom slide show.
  7. Integration
    1. Share a presentation.
    2. Link and embed objects.
    3. Manage presentation information.
    4. Import data.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Students will be assessed through tests, quizzes, homework, and/or class participation.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Effective Term
Winter 2024