Higher Education

Integrated Computer Applications, 5th Edition

  • Susie H. VanHuss University of South Carolina (Retired)
  • Connie M. Forde Mississippi State University
  • Donna L. Woo Cypress College, California
  • ISBN-10: 0538730390  |  ISBN-13: 9780538730396
  • 320 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2003, 2000
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.50 List Price = $ 118.95
  • Newer Edition Available



Using real-world scenarios, Integrated Computer Applications 5E challenges students to combine all of the tools of Microsoft Office 2007. This Text/CD package builds upon Word Processing skills and reinforces essential Communication, Keyboarding, and Internet skills. Real-world projects are presented in an easy-to-learn format which enables students to integrate what they have learned and use it in a meaningful way in the workplace.

Features and Benefits

  • Each module is broken into two skill levels: Essentials are basic skills needed to perform common tasks within the application; Beyond the Basics are specialist skills that must be learned to have proficient use of the software application.
  • The essentials of the Office 2007 suite are covered to ensure a thorough understanding of these software applications.
  • Organized into distinct modules, this flexible package provides the freedom to choose the applications most suited to your interests.
  • Additional resources are available at www.collegekeyboarding.com.

Table of Contents

Module 1. Business Documents with Word.
Project 1--Creative Design and Production I: Apply Word in a Business Setting.
Project 2--Creative Design and Production II: Apply Word in a Business Setting.
Module 2. Presentations with PowerPoint.
Project 3--Riverfront Enterprises: Integrating PowerPoint and Word.
Project 4--The Leadership Group: Integrating PowerPoint and Word.
Module 3. Spreadsheets with Excel.
Project 5--The Bookstore, Inc., Integrating Excel and Word.
Project 6-- The Bookstore, Inc., Integrating Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Module 4. Integrated Project I--Carolina Arts Federation.
Module 5. Publications with Publisher.
Project 7--Creative Design and Production III: Integrating Publisher and Word.
Module 6. Database with Access.
Project 8--WorldWide Telecom, Inc.--Integrating Access and Excel.
Project 9-- WorldWide Telecom, Inc.--Integrating Access with Word and PowerPoint.
Module 7. Desktop Information Management with Outlook.
Project 10--Aldrin Glenn Aircraft: Integrating Outlook and Word.
Module 8. Integrated Project II--MarketAnalysis, Inc.

What's New

  • Coverage of Microsoft Publisher 2007 has been added to include various desktop publishing functions used to create a variety of popular documents.
  • Numbered call-outs are included to make navigation of steps well-defined and easy-to-follow.
  • Drills have been combined and streamlined to allow for shorter completion time.
  • Increased focus on Integrated Projects emphasizes the unique nature of the text, reinforces software, communication, and decision-making skills, and illustrates how to prepare documents.
  • Lessons in the Access module are completely new in content.

Efficacy and Outcomes


"The coverage of material is excellent...each instructor can use or not use whichever sections they desire and adapt it to the course in which they teach. Regarding the Quick Checks--my students like to see an example, as it helps them to complete a project when they have something to go by visually."

— Joanne Andersen, Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, SD

"At MGCCC, this course is taught in an online format. The step-by-step instructions included in the textbook make it easy for the students who are not receiving face-to-face instruction to complete the drills and projects contained within the textbook without the dependency of an instructor. The inclusion of the Tip boxes in the margins provides additional instruction and information as well. Often, these tips save the students from asking unnecessary questions."

— Angela Butler, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gautier, MS

As far as the Internal Design, I am very impressed with the new look. The cover page for each module is much brighter and easier to read with the Essentials and Beyond the Essentials. Likewise, the entire layout is much more impressive--wider margins, more use of color to highlight special topics and notes. Good use of black and yellow highlighting for notations."

— Eva Janette Bates, San Jacinto College North, Houston, TX

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Susie H. VanHuss

Dr. Susie H. VanHuss received her B.S. degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and her MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. Her teaching specialties include business communications, administrative systems, and personnel management. Her work, includes textbooks in communications, keyboarding and word processing, and office technology. She has written numerous journal articles and has served on the editorial review boards of several leading business education journals.

Connie M. Forde

Dr. Connie M. Forde is a full professor and head of the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University, where she leads undergraduate programs in information technology services, business technology teacher education, and industrial technology, as well as graduate programs in instructional technology. Dr. Forde also continues to advise doctoral students on their dissertation research. Prior to her tenure at Mississippi State University, she was a business teacher at both the community college and secondary levels. She earned her B.S. and M.Ed. degrees in business education from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Forde serves as coauthor of the COLLEGE KEYBOARDING series and a variety of word processing and integrated applications textbooks and simulations. She is a recognized contributor to the professional literature and a speaker at state, regional, and national conferences. Additionally, she has served as president of the National Business Education Association, Southern Business Education Association, and National Council of Pi Omega Pi, and chair of the Foundation for the Future of Business Education.

Donna L. Woo

Donna L. Woo is an instructor and department coordinator for Information Systems/Office Automation at Cypress College and associate director of education at Pacific College. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in business education from Michigan State University and earned her Ed.D. from Nova University. Her industry experience includes work for both IBM and General Motors. A respected author, Dr. Woo has written several word processing textbooks and has served as a coauthor on several editions of South-Western COLLEGE KEYBOARDING textbooks.