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ITCC200 - Application Software Integration

Course Details

Course Code: ITCC200 Course ID: 4537 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of the applicable skills and technology essential to application software integration. Students will explore the principles, practices, features, and functions of application software processing in the Microsoft Office Suite. The course will be taught with a mixture of analytical methods and practical exercises. Students will use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access to create and format documents; build databases and spreadsheets; and design in Outlook and Access to create and format documents; build databases and spreadsheets; and design and publish advertising and marketing documents on customized Websites through the use of hypothetical and real-world scenarios and problems. The course will allow students to experience a more comprehensive understanding of commonly used applications software and how they integrate to provide solutions. Students may access MS Office 365 Suite via their MyCampus account for FREE in the classroom. Microsoft Office 365 is free to students and faculty. The Office 365 suite is available to students for FREE using Apple and Windows computers. However, the Access program in Microsoft Office 365 suite cannot be purchased or used on Macintosh computers—MS ACCESS is for the Windows operating system only.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • Create communication documents using assigned software applications.
  • Build training presentations using multiple application software.
  • Design advertising and marketing documents using applicable software.
  • Perform statistical analyses integrated in relevant application software.
  • Build a customized Access database with queries, forms and reports.
  • Implement effective software integration practices based on real-world relevant scenarios.
  • Collaborate on relevant ideas and concepts in a substantive manner, showing a clear understanding.

Students are expected to maintain routine contact with the instructor throughout the course. While the number of contacts may vary according to the specific course and individual student need, the University requires periodic weekly contacts during the semester. Contact will consist of professor notes, forum interaction, and email feedback. The method of discussion will be on-line related to issues concerning forum assignments, assignments, the midterm and final projects.

This course uses open-source online resources. Review the sources provided in the syllabus to see assigned readings for each week.


The assignments for this course are located in the Assignment area of the classroom. You will find all the files needed to complete the Assignment area. The midterm and final projects, required for grading with this course, are created from scratch.


The Forum assignments for this course are designed to promote interactivity among students and enhance the online learning process. The Forum provides maximum flexibility because you do not have to be online at the same time as another person and you can read what other students have written.

Forum Timing: For the forum, you must post your work by midnight on Thursday, continue to follow your classmates' posts for the remainder of the week, and post the follow-up peer responses prior to midnight on Sunday, except for week one. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to a classmate's opinions or can challenge their opinions. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. You are encouraged to conduct research and use other sources to support your answers.

Required Participation: Please keep in mind that the forum assignments require you to make at least 1 post to the forum with at least 250 words about the topic and also respond to at least 2 peers’ posts with at least 150 words. Please be advised that there will be point deductions if you do not comply with these requirements of the assignment. Each one of you will have a different and unique experience that we can all learn from. Your participation in the Forums unleashes the power of synergy in our classroom. To facilitate this interaction, please be prompt when posting your forum work for each week; this provides time for the others to actively engage in the dialogue. For practical reasons, when you respond to other learners’ posts, please start your response by referencing their name. I will read and grade your participation by reading the forum. There is no need to also post your forum work in the assignments area of the classroom. Refer to the forum and the syllabus for more details on grading.


The Midterm Project requires you to use your knowledge of to apply knowledge gained.

The Final Project requires you to use your knowledge gained through-out the course apply what you learned.

No Required Course Textbook—Open-source Resources are used and noted in the Lessons of each week!

Software Required: Microsoft Word


  • Students may access MS Office 365 Suite via their MyCampus account for FREE in the classroom. Microsoft Office 365 free is for students and faculty!
  • Student may purchase Parallels Desktop® 11 for Mac - the world’s easiest, fastest, and most powerful solution for running Windows applications on a Mac.


To sign up for your free Office 365, click here or browse to this link:

Additional references are found in the Lessons Page of the classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.