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BCA 160 - Comprehensive Word I

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Create, format, and edit content and design of business documents using Microsoft Word’s fundamental features. Students will use tabs, columns, tables, merging documents, custom headers/footers, and section breaks to create a variety of business documents. Producing professional, error-free documents with correct use of the features is emphasized.
Prerequisite: Must key at least 35 NWPM for five minutes.

  1. Examine terminology, hardware, and software used in word/information processing.
    1. Define word processing
    2. Specify various applications of word processing.
    3. Identify and use Microsoft Office button.
    4. Use Quick Access Toolbar.
    5. Apply the Ribbon Commands.
  2. Evaluate the use of the format feature.
    1. Set left, right, top, and bottom margins.
    2. Set decimal, center, right, left, and leading tabs.
    3. Edit tab types; edit tab locations.
    4. Change line spacing.
    5. Adjust alignment.
    6. Insert date and time.
    7. Use hyphenation.
    8. Use indent feature.
    9. Use vertical and horizontal spacing guidelines.
    10. Create page breaks.
  3. Utilize editing capabilities.
    1. Use spell check.
    2. Demonstrate methods to block/select text.
    3. Move, copy, and paste text.
    4. Delete characters, word(s), or a line.
    5. Use thesaurus.
    6. Use search and search/replace text feature.
    7. Change the case of text.
  4. Perform enhancement features.
    1. Add bullets and numbering.
    2. Underline, center, and bold text.
    3. Add underline and bold to existing text.
    4. Use font effects (subscript, superscript, strike through, and small caps.)
    5. Change font size.
    6. Change font appearance.
    7. Delete text formats.
    8. Use text effects and typography.
  5. Demonstrate commonly used features in document preparation.
    1. Prepare merge documents.
    2. Merge documents.
    3. Use headers, footers, and/or page numbering in multiple-page documents.
    4. Merge with different data sources.
    5. Use different types of section breaks.
    6. Prepare and format multiple-column documents.
    7. Balance columns.
    8. Insert and edit pictures.
    9. Apply various text-wrapping options.
    10. Use borders and shading.
  6. Format personal and business documents.
    1. Center announcements horizontally and vertically.
    2. Format memorandums.
    3. Key personal and business letters.
    4. Prepare multi-page report.
    5. Change page orientation.
    6. Insert and use document properties.
    7. Insert WordArt, watermark, and symbols.
  7. Create tables.
    1. Edit data in tables.
    2. Format tables.
    3. Sort data in tables.
    4. Convert text to table and table to text.
    5. Use basic table formulas.
  8. Print documents in a variety of stored formats.
    1. Print full document.
    2. Print single page.
    3. Use print preview.
    4. Print saved document.
    5. Print specific pages.
    6. Print multiple pages/sheets.
  9. Create Building Blocks.
    1. Use the Building Block organizer.
    2. Save selections to various galleries.
  10. Evaluate file and folder management techniques.
    1. Name files within correct parameters.
    2. Delete a file.
    3. Rename a file.
    4. Save a file.
    5. Retrieve a file.
    6. Create a folder.
    7. Copy and move files and folders.
  11. Choose correct punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
    1. Proofread documents.
    2. Correct errors manually and/or with spell check.
    3. Apply proofreader’s marks.
  12. Perform tasks.
    1. Follow written instructions.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to follow oral directions.

Competencies Revised Date: 2019

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