OADM225 Microsoft Word-Beginning
Department of Business Studies: Office Administration
Course Number and TitleOADM225 Microsoft Word-Beginning
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250 minutes
Other Pertinent InformationA classroom with computers using windows platform is required.
Catalog Course DescriptionStudents learn to use Microsoft Word for job entry or advancement. Productivity is emphasized through the application of word processing skills and by the knowledge required to produce documents for business.
Required Course Content and Direction
- The student will produce and format business documents such as letters, memos, and reports and customize those documents for specific purposes.
- The student will acquire facility in using common word processing support features such as Spell, AutoCorrect, Thesaurus, and Grammar Checker.
- The student will design and format documents that involve nonroutine features such as columns, tables, borders, graphics, and objects.
- The student will prepare documents requiring special features, including headers, footer, footnotes, and endnotes.
- The student will develop special-purpose documents such as announcements and newsletters.
- The student will review basic knowledge and principles common to computers.
- Gain familiarity with computers that operate in a Windows environment.
- Identify basic similarities and differences between Word and other word processing programs.
- Manage document windows and files.
- Convert WordPerfect documents to MS Word and convert MS Word documents to WordPerfect and to other word processing programs.
- Category III – Information Literacy: Students will:
- determine the nature and extent of the information needed.
- determine the technologies and information formats appropriate for information identified.
- access needed information effectively and efficiently.
- evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into their knowledge base and value system.
- develop an understanding of many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the information and access and use information legally and ethically.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Process text
- Cut, copy, insert, and move text
- Add bullets and numbering
- Use the Undo and Repeat command
- Use the Overtype mode
- Apply font styles (Bold and Italic)
- Use all underline options
- Apply character effects (superscript, subscript, strikethrough, small caps and outline)
- Select and change fonts and font size (automatically and manually)
- Use hyphenation (nonbreaking and soft hyphens)
- Align text (Center, Left, Right, and Justified)
- Set margins
- Insert page breaks
- Align text vertically
- Set line spacing options
- Insert date and time
- Use TABS command (Center, Decimal, Left and Right)
- Set tabs with leaders
- Use indentation options (Left, Right, First Line and Hanging Indent)
- Create and modify page numbers
- Create and modify headers and footers
- Create sections with formatting that differs from other sections
- Alternate headers and footers
- Create and apply styles
- Edit styles
- Use templates
- Find and replace text
- Find specific text (Go to)
- Navigate through a document
- Set auto correct exceptions
- Create and apply frequently used text
- Create an outline
- Modify an outline
- Save as HTML
- Create a hyperlink
- Browse through files
- Use the SPELLING command
- Use the GRAMMAR command
- Use the THESAURUS command
- Key and edit text in columns
- Revise column structure
- Create and format tables
- Add borders and shading to tables
- Revise tables
- Modify tables structure (merge cells, change height and width)
- Rotate text in a table
- Locate and open an existing document
- Save a document with the same name
- Save a document with a different name
- Create a folder
- Create and modify lines and objects
- Create and modify 3D shapes
- Use a print preview
- Print a document
- Prepare and print envelopes and labels
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:See course outline
Teaching Methods EmployedLecture, demonstration, and activities that lead to the creation of original documents designed to give students practice in their writing skills along with demonstrating their knowledge of the Word 97 program.
Review/Approval Date - 10/98; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04