This course will introduce the student to computer operation, the interrelation of hardware and software, methods of effective use of the Microsoft Office suite. Emphasis is placed on how to create & format documents in Word, how to use formulas, add-ins with other features of Excel for calculation or presentation and creation, formatting and use of PowerPoint to present reports and project results. Library research methods and the use of data bases for finding journal articles are covered. A set of projects are assigned to utilize the most commonly used features of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students are introduced to best methods of presentation using these media. Other features which are important to creating engineering analysis and reports are covered. Offered: Fall.