CCOG for BA 116 Spring 2024

Course Number:
BA 116
Course Title:
Microsoft Word for Workplace Communications
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Course Description

Introduces basic and intermediate Microsoft Word skills to create and edit professional documents such as letters, memos, and manuscripts. Covers the production of multi-page documents and the use of headers and footers. Includes the program's document enhancement tools. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Create, analyze and critique personal and/or business documents following industry standards.
  2. Design and create word processed documents using critical thinking skills.
  3. Communicate in a business setting using word processing vocabulary.
  4. Produce documents efficiently using intermediate level features of Word.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

A letter grade will be issued for this course. Assessment tasks may include:

1.     Production tests on arranged and un-arranged material.

2.     Projects that include original work.

3.     Composition of personal and business documents.

4.     Objective tests.

5.     Skill assessment software.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Basic Word Skills

  • Business document creation, file naming, and saving
  • Use of style guide formats bold, italics, font sizes, aligning text, indent, line spacing, creating columns, lists (bulleted and numbered), custom margins
  • Page breaks, headers/footers
  • Business editing tools, move/copy text, find/replace, grammar and spell check, word count
  • Document navigation tools, bookmarks, hyperlinks
  • Printing and page orientation

Intermediate Word Skills

  • Inserting and formatting tables
  • Using collaboration tools, track changes, and comments
  • Inserting smart art, text boxes, and images
  • Table of contents, footnotes and citations, sections
  • Making documents ADA accessible

Advanced Skills

  • Integration with presentation software
  • Alternative Word Processing Platforms
  • Video Meeting Management