The Introduction to Computer Applications course is designed as a survey of common features and functions of software applications and tools most commonly used for professional, educational, and personal computing and communication. Focusing on the Microsoft Office suite of applications because of its predominant use in the Canadian workplace, students develop essential preliminary skill sets, specifically in Microsoft Word. Students are also exposed to introductory concepts in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Access. Throughout the course, students are instructed in the interconnectivity of Internet and Web applications with client-based Microsoft software. The course provides students introductory exposure and experience with basic functions, features, cross-application commonalities, and multi-tasking.