Apr 23, 2024  

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OAT 171 - Document Processing: Beginning

Credits: 3
Uses MS Word to introduce the formatting of business correspondence, reports, and tables. Develops speed and accuracy on the computer keyboard.

Prerequisite(s): OAT 170  Keyboarding with minimum grade of “B”
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Efficiently use the computer.
    1. Operate the keyboard by touch using correct technique.
    2. Operate the equipment efficiently.
    3. Use external storage devices.
  2. Increase speed and accuracy on the alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys.
    1. Review the reaches to the alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys.
    2. Complete assigned exercises using skillbuilding software to increase entry-level keyboarding speed at least 5 wpm.
    3. Complete five-minute timings at a rate of at least 30 words a minute with no more than five errors.
  3. Demonstrate the mastery of the MS Word features needed to format business correspondence, reports, and tables.
    1. Identify the parts of the Word screen.
      1. Use Page Setup for margins and vertical centering.
    2. Insert and adjust page numbering.
      1. Create numbered and bulleted paragraphs.
    3. Know program defaults.
      1. Manage documents (select, delete, and rename files).
    4. Use Widow/Orphan control.
      1. Use shortcut menus.
    5. Create, save, and print documents.
      1. Use View modes.
    6. Delete and set tabs; use left, right, center, decimal, and leader tabs; adjust tabs.
      1. Insert date and page breaks.
    7. Use save as to save a document with a new name.
      1. Create, edit, and print envelopes.
    8. Use the ruler for setting tabs, indents, and margins.
      1. Use show/hide markers to troubleshoot a document.
    9. Use word wrap.
    10. Cut, copy, and paste text.
    11. Use and modify AutoCorrect options.
    12. Work with multiple windows.
    13. Use and modify Spelling and Grammar checker.
    14. Use and make changes to the Print dialog box.
    15. Change the default folder, copy folders, and delete folders.
    16. Use Print Preview and its tools.
    17. Exit Word and Windows.
    18. Use the Table feature (including merging, selecting, AutoFit, table positioning, formatting borders, and aligning text).
    19. Edit a document using movement and deletion commands.
    20. Split and join paragraphs.
    21. Select text with keyboard and mouse commands.
    22. Use Undo and Redo buttons.
    23. Use keyboard shortcuts. (Ctrl + S, O, P, N, A, B, I, U, E, 1, 2)
    24. Format characters with all caps, bolding, italicizing, and underlining.
    25. Use the Help feature.
    26. Format paragraph s (display non-printing characters; change text alignment, indents, and line spacing).
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of current formats for business letters, memos, tables, and academic and business reports.
    1. Use critical thinking skills to complete homework assignments that require formatting of mailable letters, memos, tables, and reports.
    2. Use critical thinking skills to produce correctly formatted, mailable documents within a designated period of time (performance tests).
  5. Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the workplace.
    1. Attend class promptly and consistently.
    2. Follow written and verbal directions.
    3. Complete and submit homework on time.
    4. Participate constructively in classroom activities.
    5. Display civility toward other class members and the instructor.
    6. Demonstrate academic integrity.

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