District Syllabus
CGS1584
Powerpoint Presentations For Business


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: $25
Prerequisites: CGS1570 Computer Concepts And Applications or
CGS1061C Introduction To Computers In Technology
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: A projects-based course in multimedia presentation tools with emphasis on the use of microcomputers for professional and academic use. Topics include presentation planning, ergonomic design, and integration of several different types of multimedia. Participants will become familiar with integrating text, clip art, digital pictures, graphics, and animation with the Microsoft Power Point program.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Gaskin, Vargas. GO! with Microsoft, 2010 ed., PH, 2010. ISBN: 9780315098875
  • Gaskin, Vargas, Madsen, Marucco. Powerpoint Comprehensive, 2010 ed., Pearson, 2010. ISBN: 100135098874
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course participants will:
  1. Be able to employ microcomputers to increase their productivity and effectiveness.
  2. Be familiar with multimedia presentation software.
  3. Have a basic working vocabulary and knowledge of multimedia data types, computer ergonomics, and integration of computing elements within the business environment.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe multimedia and identify several different multimedia data types.
  2. Be able to integrate different types of data entities into and effective business presentation.
  3. Be able to use ergonomic considerations when designing multimedia presentations.
  4. Be able to apply “Basic Principles of Good Presentations” when designing multimedia presentations.
  5. Be able to use and understand the different views in Power Point.
  6. Be able to identify and use bullets and numbered lists when appropriate.
  7. Be able to develop multimedia presentations that are visual aids in oral presentations, not reading material to be read word for word by the presenter.
  8. Be able to develop concise presentations while maintaining consistency and readability through the presentation.
  9. Be able to use color clip art, and other graphics to change a presentation’s look in a professional and effective ,manner.
  10. Be able to create note pages to assist the presenter during oral presentations.
  11. Be able to create handouts for audience members to use during and after presentations.
  12. Be able to include visual effects to aid transitions between slides during the presentation,
  13. Be able to include visual effects to build discussion points during presentation.
  14. Be able to incorporate charts and data graphs developed in other programs to help illustrate points during presentation.
  15. Be able to create digital images using other programs such as Microsoft Word 2010 for inclusion in the presentation.
  16. Be able to include presentation timings and loops within the presentation for oral presentations,
  17. Be able to incorporate audio and animation when appropriate within the presentation to help illustrate or enhance overall presentation.
  18. Be able to digitize text and graphics through usage of digital equipment (i.e., scanner) for usage in a presentation.
  19. Be able to determine when multimedia presentations are appropriate solution to business scenario.
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.