Winter 2016Lecture: MWF 9:00am - 9:50am, 10:00am - 10:50am, Richardson 313
FOR-112 is an introductory course that teaches skills necessary for successful and efficient use of computing applications common in a student's academic and professional career. The course provides an overview of computing applications used in all aspects of forestry work but is largely focused on development of intermediate and advanced spreadsheet skills using Microsoft Excel (e.g., complex formulas and functions, charting, pivot tables). Additionally the course rounds out essential skills in document formatting (Microsoft Word), and presentation development (Microsoft PowerPoint).
Interspersed with the work in the primary course applications, students may be introduced to database concepts (Microsoft Access), work with digital images, become familiar with use of the University computer network and e-mail system, and learn many tips, shortcuts, and computing advice related to relevant technologies that the student is likely to encounter. Even someone already somewhat comfortable with these computing applications will learn something new.
Upon successful completion of FOR-112, students will be able to: