MCT449 - Visual Basic Macro Programming II

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Subject Title
Visual Basic Macro Programming II

Subject Description
Designed for students who have completed Visual Basic Macro Programming (MCT333), this course continues the exploration of macro programming using VBA macro language in the Microsoft Excel environment.

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:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Write macros to manipulate data from other sources and initiate other applications in the Visual Basic environment of Microsoft Excel.
2. Create and use forms with various controls, formatting and error checking 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.

MCT333 or equivalent experience.

Topic Outline

  • Advanced User Forms
    • Combo boxes
    • List Boxes 
    • Selecting a range of cells
    • Error-checking and Formattin
  • Using Form Controls in a Worksheet
  • Using ActiveX Controls in a Worksheet
  • Importing data from an Access database
  • Writing data to an Access database
  • Creating and using Tables and PivotTables
  • Consolidating data from multiple workbooks or worksheets into one 
  • Cleaning up data
  • Automating Word Mail Merges
  • Automating Outlook Mail Messages
  • Add/Remove Icons from the Quick Access Toolbar and the Ribbons
  • Distributing macros; creating Add-ins vs. a shared workbook in a network location
  • Remote control of another program (not in the Office Suite)

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

Prescribed Texts
Students use book from prerequisite course MCT333 (this will not be supplied)

VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel 2016
(Pearson Ed.)

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: Denis Gravelle