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 Course Title:   MS Word II

 Title Abbreviation:   MS WORD II

 Department:    OFTEC

 Course #:    126

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    ?

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Use Microsoft Word to automate and customize the formatting of documents, prepare academic and multipage documents, create and customize graphical objects, create forms, prepare documents for workgroup collaboration, and customize MS Word for improved productivity.


Prerequisite: OFTEC 122

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, Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Customize paragraph and page formats (insert custom numbers and bullets, create multilevel lists, customize headers and footers, control line breaks, find and replace special characters, and control pagination).
  2. Use proofing tools to create well-written documents (change spelling and grammar checking options, create a custom dictionary, display readability statistics, display document statistics, use the thesaurus, use the translation feature).
  3. Automate and customize the formatting of documents (create and modify building blocks, customize AutoCorrect and AutoFormatting, insert and update fields from Quick Parts, create custom theme colors and fonts, apply theme effects, create and modify styles, create and use templates).
  4. Improve document navigation (use bookmarks, the navigation pane, thumbnails, hyperlinks, and cross references).
  5. Insert and format a variety of graphical objects for document enhancement (create and format charts; customize pictures, clip art, text boxes, and shapes with advanced formatting techniques).
  6. Customize the Quick Access Toolbar and the Ribbon.
  7. Prepare academic documents (insert footnotes and endnotes, create and modify sources and citations, choose a citation style, insert and modify bibliographies).
  8. Prepare multipage documents (create and update a table of contents, create a table of figures, create captions, mark index entries and insert an index, and manage the formatting of multiple sections).
  9. Create forms (construct a form template, add form controls, protect a form, and fill in a form).
  10. Prepare documents for workgroup collaboration (insert and edit comments, track changes, compare and combine documents, view and share documents, create a master document and subdocuments, protect documents, and manage versions).
  11. 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. Techniques for customizing paragraph and page formats.
  2. Proofing tools to improve document accuracy and readability.
  3. Features for automating and customizing document formatting.
  4. Navigation methods.
  5. Advanced graphical formatting features.
  6. Customization tools and features.
  7. Features for preparing academic documents.
  8. Features for prepare multipage documents.
  9. Form tools and features.
  10. Workgroup collaboration techniques and tools.