Course Abstract Details

XOFFC-105, Introduction to Word

Credits: 2

Course Description

OFFC-105, Introduction to Word, is a self-directed online course which develops students' ability to create and enhance text-based documents while using the Microsoft Word software package. Prerequisite: READ-091. Self-paced. Two credits. Two billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify common elements in Microsoft Office, use Help, open, save, and print a document, select text to edit, insert text, move and copy text, find, replace, and go to text, use the Undo and Redo commands, use language tools, apply font attributes, and use the Format Painter. (General Education Goal #4)

2. Create and edit a document in Microsoft Word. Specific skills include: use Autotext, view a document, use the mini toolbar, set margins and specify page orientation, insert page breaks, add page numbers, insert headers and footers, create sections, insert a cover page, use the Find and Replace commands, check spelling and grammar, use save and backup options, select printing options, and customize Word. (General Education Goal #4, Program Goal #3)

3. Edit and format a document in Microsoft Word. Specific skills include: apply font attributes through the Font dialog box, highlight text, control word-wrapping with nonbreaking hyphens and spaces. Set paragraphs with tabs, borders, lists, and columns, apply paragraph formats, create and modify styles, create a table of contents, and create an index. (General Education Goal #4, Program Goal #3)

4. Utilize tables and graphics in Microsoft Word. Specific skills include: insert a table, format a table, sort and apply formulas to table data, convert text to a table, insert clip art and images into a document, format a graphic element, insert WordArt into a document, and insert symbols into a document. (General Education Goal #4, Program Goal #3)

5. Use workgroup, collaboration and reference tools in Microsoft Word. Specific skills include: insert comments in a document, track changes in a document, view documents side by side, compare and combine documents, create master documents and subdocuments, use navigation tools, acknowledge a source, create a bibliography, select the writing style, create and modify footnotes and endnotes, add figure references, insert a table of figures, add legal references, create cross-references, and modify document properties. (General Education Goal #4, Program Goal #3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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