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 Course Title:   MS Word I

 Title Abbreviation:   MS WORD I

 Department:    OFTEC

 Course #:    122

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    520204

 EPC:    547

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Use Microsoft Word to create and edit documents; apply a variety of font, paragraph, and page formats; create tables; add graphical enhancements; and perform a basic mail merge.


Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and the ability to type by touch are strongly recommended.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks

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. Edit text (select text, insert/delete text, undo/redo changes, cut/copy/paste text, use the Clibpard, find/replace text).
  3. Apply font formats (change font style, size, and effects; change case; copy formats with Format Painter; and insert symbols).
  4. Apply paragraph formats (change alignments, add bullets/numbering, change line and paragraph spacing, apply borders and shading, set indentations, and set tabs).
  5. Use proofing and reviewing tools(spelling and grammar, thesaurus, and AutoCorrect).
  6. Apply document formats (set margins, change page orientation, insert page numbers, add headers/footers, format columns, insert page and section breaks, set vertical alignments, add page borders, apply themes and styles).
  7. 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).
  8. 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).
  9. Produce documents for mailing (create a main document and a data source for use in a mail merge, create labels and envelopes.)
  10. Manage files (use save and save as, create folders, copy/move/delete files, and rename files).
  11. Use the Help feature in MS Word to locate assistance on using the features of MS Word.
  12. 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. Basic document creation features.
  2. Navigation and text selection methods.
  3. Editing commands and methods.
  4. Character and paragraph formatting commands and techniques.
  5. Proofing and reviewing tools.
  6. Document formatting commands and techniques.
  7. Table formatting commands.
  8. Graphical features and techniques.
  9. Basic MS Word document creation features.
  10. Navigation and text selection methods.
  11. Editing commands and techniques.
  12. Character and paragraph formatting command and techniques.
  13. Proofing tools.
  14. Document formatting commands and techniques.
  15. Table creation and formatting commands.
  16. Graphical features and techniques.
  17. Mail merge commands and features.
  18. File management techniques.
  19. Help sources.
  20. Document formatting guidelines.