OADM225 Microsoft Word-Beginning

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Office Administration

I. Course Number and Title
OADM225 Microsoft Word-Beginning
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
A classroom with computers using windows platform is required.
VI. Catalog Course Description
Students 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.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    1. The student will produce and format business documents such as letters, memos, and reports and customize those documents for specific purposes.
    2. The student will acquire facility in using common word processing support features such as Spell, AutoCorrect, Thesaurus, and Grammar Checker.
    3. The student will design and format documents that involve nonroutine features such as columns, tables, borders, graphics, and objects.
    4. The student will prepare documents requiring special features, including headers, footer, footnotes, and endnotes.
    5. The student will develop special-purpose documents such as announcements and newsletters.
    6. The student will review basic knowledge and principles common to computers.
    7. Gain familiarity with computers that operate in a Windows environment.
    8. Identify basic similarities and differences between Word and other word processing programs.
    9. Manage document windows and files.
    10. Convert WordPerfect documents to MS Word and convert MS Word documents to WordPerfect and to other word processing programs.
    11. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

      1. Process text
      2. Cut, copy, insert, and move text
      3. Add bullets and numbering
      4. Use the Undo and Repeat command
      5. Use the Overtype mode
      6. Apply font styles (Bold and Italic)
      7. Use all underline options
      8. Apply character effects (superscript, subscript, strikethrough, small caps and outline)
      9. Select and change fonts and font size (automatically and manually)
      10. Use hyphenation (nonbreaking and soft hyphens)
      11. Align text (Center, Left, Right, and Justified)
      12. Set margins
      13. Insert page breaks
      14. Align text vertically
      15. Set line spacing options
      16. Insert date and time
      17. Use TABS command (Center, Decimal, Left and Right)
      18. Set tabs with leaders
      19. Use indentation options (Left, Right, First Line and Hanging Indent)
      20. Create and modify page numbers
      21. Create and modify headers and footers
      22. Create sections with formatting that differs from other sections
      23. Alternate headers and footers
      24. Create and apply styles
      25. Edit styles
      26. Use templates
      27. Find and replace text
      28. Find specific text (Go to)
      29. Navigate through a document
      30. Set auto correct exceptions
      31. Create and apply frequently used text
      32. Create an outline
      33. Modify an outline
      34. Save as HTML
      35. Create a hyperlink
      36. Browse through files
      37. Use the SPELLING command
      38. Use the GRAMMAR command
      39. Use the THESAURUS command
      40. Key and edit text in columns
      41. Revise column structure
      42. Create and format tables
      43. Add borders and shading to tables
      44. Revise tables
      45. Modify tables structure (merge cells, change height and width)
      46. Rotate text in a table
      47. Locate and open an existing document
      48. Save a document with the same name
      49. Save a document with a different name
      50. Create a folder
      51. Create and modify lines and objects
      52. Create and modify 3D shapes
      53. Use a print preview
      54. Print a document
      55. Prepare and print envelopes and labels
    12. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    13. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

      See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 10/98; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; New Core 8/2015