OADM225 Microsoft Word-Beginning

Department of Business Studies: Office Administration

I. Course Number and Title
OADM225 Microsoft Word-Beginning
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
OADM140
Corequisites
None
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. 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.

    Core Learning Objectives:
      Category III Information Literacy: Students will:
      1. determine the nature and extent of the information needed.
      2. determine the technologies and information formats appropriate for information identified.
      3. access needed information effectively and efficiently.
      4. evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into their knowledge base and value system.
      5. develop an understanding of many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the information and access and use information legally and ethically.


  2. 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
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course outline
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Lecture, 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