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COURSE NUMBER: BOFF237
COURSE TITLE:Word Processing Applications
DIVISION:Business
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:60
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:Hybrid, Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
An introduction of word processing applications. Instruction includes creating, navigating, modifying, customizing, and sharing documents. Other topics include tables, charts, forms, images, building blocks, templates, markup and editing tools, mail merge, macros, hyperlinks, and embedded objects. File management techniques will also be introduced.

PREREQUISITES:
BOFF130 or concurrent enrollment

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify various elements of a word processing document and application.
  • Construct complex word processing documents containing graphics and tables with relative speed and efficiency.
  • Develop business documents with appropriate format and professionalism.
  • Compile a sample business portfolio showcasing advanced word processing skills.
  • Evaluate correspondences on their level of professionalism.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Creating, navigating, and modifying documents
  2. Layout & design options
  3. Page & section breaks
  4. Tables, templates, SmartArt, & images
  5. Headers, footers, citations, & footnotes
  6. Styles, lists & charts
  7. Building blocks, markup tools, & creating web content
  8. Compare & combine documents
  9. Merged documents
  10. Macros & content controls, forms, index, table of contents, table of figures
  11. Master and subdocuments
  12. Embedded & linked objects
  13. Advanced settings & customization

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

GO! With Microsoft Word 2016 Comprehensive, Gaskin & Vargas (2017) * E-text & materials are loaded into the course in Blackboard. Students will access book and materials directly through Blackboard.

A loose-leaf print of the textbook is also available for purchase in the DACC Bookstore.

USB Flash drive (optional)

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be used to determine student grades.  Point values will be assigned to all homework, tests, projects, and final exam.  The following percentages will be used in determining grades:

100-90% = A

  89-80% = B

  79-70% = C

  69-60% = D

  59-00% = F


BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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