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 Course Title:   MS Word Basics II

 Title Abbreviation:   MS WORD BASICS II

 Department:    OFTEC

 Course #:    161

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Continuation of OFTEC 160. Use Microsoft Word to create tables, add graphical enhancements to documents, and perform a basic mail merge. (OFTEC 161 is equivalent to the second half of OFTEC 122.)


Prerequisite: OFTEC 160 with a minimum C- grade or department chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Create documents with MS Word software (use word wrap, navigate a document, change views, use a template, name/save document, preview and print).
  2. Use proofing and reviewing tools (spelling and grammar, thesaurus, and AutoCorrect).
  3. Apply document formats (format columns, insert page and section breaks, set vertical alignment, add page borders, apply themes and styles).
  4. Create and format tables (apply borders/shading/styles, insert/delete rows/columns, merge/split cells, change column/row height/width, rotate text; set table properties).
  5. Add graphical enhancements (insert clip art and pictures, create WordArt, insert drawing shapes and text boxes, create charts and SmartArt objects, size/scale/position graphics).
  6. Produce documents for mailing (create a main document and a data source for use in a mail merge, create labels and envelopes.)
  7. Manage files (use save and save as, create folders, copy/move/delete files, and rename files).
  8. Use the Help feature in MS Word to locate assistance on using the features of MS Word.
  9. Make formatting and editing decisions to prepare documents that meet business standards for accuracy and appearance.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Paragraph formatting commands and techniques.
  2. Document formatting commands and techniques.
  3. Table creation and formatting commands.
  4. Graphical features and techniques.
  5. Mail merge commands and features.
  6. Help sources.
  7. File management techniques.
  8. Document formatting guidelines.
  9. Technology and office administration-related terms and vocabulary.
  10. Symbols and abbreviations used in technology and instructions.
  11. Word screen features.
  12. Word processing terms and vocabulary.
  13. Word processing project completion procedures.