Aug 14, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CAP1722 MICROSOFT WORD COURSE PROCEDURE


CAP1722 MICROSOFT WORD

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or the sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.

Catalog Description:

CAP1722- Microsoft Word (3 hrs.)

This course provides students with an understanding and use of word processing software in a realistic business environment. Topics include preparation of newsletters, letters, mailing labels; creation of outlines, tables, forms, and integration of word processing software with other software programs. This course may be used to prepare for MOS certification.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course provides students with an understanding and use of word processing software in a realistic business environment. Topics include: preparation of newsletters, letters, mailing labels; creation of outlines, tables, forms; and integration of word processing software with other software programs. This course may be used to prepare for a MOS Word exam.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to create, edit, and print documents
  • Apply formatting features and styles
  • Design, create, and produce forms
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately create, format, edit, calculate, and sort information within tables
  • Apply mail merge features to create letters, labels, and envelopes
  • Demonstrate integrated software features
  • Proofread documents for accuracy, readability, and usability
  • Exhibit appropriate workplace skills

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.

UNIT 1:  Word Functions

Outcome:  The student will properly use the basic Microsoft Word functions.

  • Start and exit Microsoft Word program
  • Use toolbars, menus, and shortcut menus
  • Create, save, print, close, and reopen Word documents
  • Use and understand dialog boxes

UNIT 2:  Word Features

Outcome:  The student will use various formatting and editing features of Microsoft Word.

  • Apply formatting basics, such as line spacing, margins, tabs, text alignment, underline, and headers and footers
  • Edit text using various text editing options
  • Change font face and size, use templates, add graphics and lines, use Word Art, use and insert special characters, add clip art, use autocorrect
  • Use Word tools - spellchecker, thesaurus, find and replace, and grammar check

UNIT 3:  Word Graphics and Editing

Outcome: The student will create documents using the advanced features of Microsoft Word.

  • Use advanced graphics options, including layering, aligning and rotating graphics, using shadows, and inserting a watermark
  • Create columns, labels, newsletters, and subdivided pages
  • Create, edit, and format tables
  • Use tables and charts and perform basic calculations in tables
  • Create and modify charts and diagrams
  • Create form and merge files and successfully merge them
  • Create outlines, notes, table of contents, and indexes
  • E-mail a Word document and work with the Internet as it pertains to Word
  • Create a webpage using Word
  • Create and work with styles and templates
  • Record, run, and edit macros
  • Integrate Word with other programs
  • Explore and use collaboration options, such as tracking changes, protecting documents, and comparing documents and merging changes

Projects Required:

Students will complete the required assignments.

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Computers, printers, and software

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Timeframe:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability, which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.