MCT333 - Macro Programming

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Subject Title
Macro Programming

Subject Description
Explore macro programming in the Microsoft Office environment using VBA macro language in Microsoft Excel (any version).

Credit Status
Participating students who attend at least 70% of scheduled classes receive a document confirming he/she attended this course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Record macros in the Visual Basic environment of Microsoft Excel.
2. Write Macros in the Visual Basic environment of Microsoft Excel.
3. Create and use forms in the Visual Basic environment of Microsoft Excel.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

MCT142 or equivalent experience.

Topic Outline

  • Recording Macros 
  • The VBA environment
  • Writing and Editing Simple Macros
  • Understanding Data Types, Variables, and Constants 
  • Operators and Expressions
  • Interacting with Worksheet Cells 
  • Interacting with the User
  • Using with Excels Functions
  • Augmenting with User-Defined Functions 
  • Working with Objects 
  • Making Decisions 
  • Repeating Actions - Loops 
  • Error Handling
  • Using Forms in a VBA procedure
  • Changing default Excel behavior with Class Modules
  • Modular Programming Techniques 
  • Manipulating External Files
  • Speeding up procedures
  • Packing your macros 

Mode of Instruction
Hands-on classroom instruction, discussion, & problem solving are the major modes of learning for this subject. 

Prescribed Texts
The following textbook will be provided:
VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel 2016

Required Supplies
USB Flash Drive 

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
There is no formal testing or process to evaluate the students understanding. It is up to the student to evaluate his/her own progress. Students must attend 70% of classes to receive a document confirming he/she attended this course.

Approved by: Robin Richardson