MIC102e: Microsoft Excel 2013





MIC102e finished the last session today, Saturday, February 21. The final assignment is due this coming Thursday, February 26, before midnight. I will then grade on Friday or Saturday, and load the final grades to the Seattle Central grade system by mid-March. Then I will archice the MIC102e emails and CANVAS items, and move this website under my "Past Classes".



  • Info Lookups
  • Basic Formulas
  • Pivot Tables
  • Basic Charts
  • Print Output - Print Range



  • MICe ASSIGN 3: Formulas & Charts, due Thursday, February 26, before 11:55am 25 points.






  • Worksheet formatting and manipulation
  • Data Formats
  • Worksheet tables
  • Sorting/Filtering
  • Inserting Tables
  • Table Tools
  • Inserts
  • Inserts Editing



  • MICe ASSIGN 2: Basic Formulas, due Thursday, February 19. 25 points.








  • MIC102E Basic Class Info
  • Get logged in to school computer
  • Log into CANVAS tool
  • Verify familiarity with Browsers and Cloud Email
  • Office 2013 File management basics
  • School tools
  • Excel 2013 Program: overview and interface
  • Program: views
  • Program: preferences
  • Worksheets: new, existing, saving, closing, and renaming
  • Worksheets: setting up document - margins, size
  • Worksheets: rows and columns basics
  • Formula Bar
  • Basic one-touch styles: bold, italics, underline, etc.
  • Conditional Formatting
  • MICe ASSIGN 1 Prep



  • MICe AGREE: Syllabus Agreement, due before 11:55pm Thursday, February 12.
  • MICe ASSIGN 1: Spreadsheet Formatting, due before 11:55pm Thursday, February 12.
  • HOT: If you do not already have one, get a 1 gigabyte USB Flash drive before the next class.
  • Check out your Learning Style to see what class info/method you might need to boost.






MIC102e Excel 2013, Item# #1966, Section 1, 3 Saturdays, Room 3184, 9:00-11:40am. Class meeting dates are February 7, 14, and 21, 2015. You MUST ATTEND ALL Classes.


If you are HERE, you are in the right place! This is the Home Page of L.J. Bothell's MIC102e Excel 2013 class website. This is a basic introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013, and will cover essential starter and basic-intermediate Excel 2013 skills.


What's next?

  • READ over THIS page for general MIC102e class information.
  • READ over the Are You Ready page for general MIC102e information.
  • LOOK FOR and RESPOND to the Instructure.com invitation email to CANVAS/MIC102e. Check your Spam folder if needed. Canvas How-To info.
  • GET a 1gig USB Flash Drive to bring to class Saturday, February 7. MUST HAVE!!
  • READ over the MIC102e Syllabus page for MIC102e objectives, responsibilities, and requirements.
  • CHECK OUT your Learning Style
  • CLICK the various links on the left-hand side of this page to find your way around.
  • GO TO the notes for Day 1: Intro/Basics and check it out.


The class has room at this time, so if you have not registered you can, and if you aren't sure, attend the first class or two so you are ready if you do register. :0). If you are on the waiting list and want to be in the class, show up on Saturday February 7 and BRING an Add/Drop form for me to sign!





LJ's Class Rules




Class Layout


Class Times: Item# #1996, Section 1, Room BE3184, 3 Saturdays on February 7-21, 2015.


MIC102e: Microsoft Excel 2013 is a 100% face-to-face class with hybrid information elements. YOU MUST have some familiarity with computer use, keyboarding, and Internet/Web use to be prepared for this class. It is part a sequence of business program training classes that are designed to prepare you for basic/intermediate skills. It is an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 for general use. Topics covered will include basic Excel 2013 concepts, styling, personalizing, Excel options, and practical techniques. It is fast-paced, in-class demo oriented, and focuses on workplace standards, process, and workflow.


This is a basic introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013, and will cover essential starter and basic-intermediate Excel 2013 skills. It does not go into high-intermediate or advanced topics. See the Class Schedule for coverage.


Here are our class plans:

  • Basic Microsoft Excel 2013 overview.
  • Use of basic/intermediate Excel 2013 functions.
  • Takeaways/templates for future reuse.
  • Effective time management planning, organized workflow, and good communications to work effectively.
  • Complete 3 assignments over 3 weeks.
  • Note: We do NOT go over computer basics, Internet basics, or keyboarding basics.


In most cases I'll chat and demo stuff through most of the class, set up assignment goals, and be open for questions. I'll also aim for one or two short breaks so our minds don't implode.


I'll make sure we all have the basics and are on the same page as we go. I will also will spend a little time in setting up each assignment, with

  • The objectives,
  • How the assignment fits in the real world,
  • How to approach the work,
  • Tips and tricks, and
  • Extolling the virtues of my favorite beverage - mochas!