Adult Ed

Adult Education Word

0.5 Credits
18 Weeks
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Learn to effectively and efficiently use one of the most common tools of business, school, and personal correspondence – Microsoft Word! You will learn not only how to create word-processing documents like letters and reports, but how to style them using fonts, colors, and editing tools. Discover how to format documents, create tables, use bullets and numbering, and insert images. Skills you learn in this course can be applied immediately to school and prepare you to take the MOS Word certification exam. Content of this course will also be applicable to the Microsoft Office Suite certification exam.

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Major Topics and Concepts

Unit 1: The “Word” is Your Oyster

  • Create a Microsoft Word document in a number of styles and formats
  • Navigate a document in Microsoft Word
  • Customize the view and layout of Microsoft Word
  • Publish your Microsoft Word document in multiple formats

Unit 2: Format Like a Pro

  • Format page layouts
  • Create custom templates
  • Format, arrange, and order text and images
  • Embed spreadsheets and charts in a document
  • Use data to automate a document mail-out

Unit 3: Tables that Talk

  • Create and edit a table’s content
  • Modify and format a table’s structure
  • Apply styling to a table
  • Sort and manipulate table data

Unit 4: Working with Lists and Information Systems

  • Identify the role of Word in an information system
  • Create and modify bulleted lists
  • Insert and edit numbered lists
  • Add hyperlinks and bookmarks to a document

Unit 5: The Art of The Document

  • Apply design principles when formatting a Word document
  • Modify document themes and background elements
  • Insert shapes and screenshots
  • Add and modify standard and WordArt text boxes in a document
  • Create, modify, and format SmartArt graphics

Unit 6: Duly Noted

  • Create and update a cover page and table of contents
  • Add and modify endnotes and footnotes in a document
  • Add reference markers to a document
  • Cite and edit sources in a bibliography
  • Apply and edit captions to figures and tables

Unit 7: Editing 101

  • Read, add, and delete comments in a document
  • Accept or reject changes made in a document
  • Proofread and edit a document using a variety of automated Word tools
  • Save and share new versions of existing documents

Unit 8: Pulling it All Together in Word

  • Format the headers and footers of a document
  • Create and navigate master and subdocuments
  • Create auxiliary materials such as index, cross reference, and table of figures
  • Be proficient in using Word support resources when necessary

Course Materials

Required Materials:

  • Microsoft Office Word 2019, or an Office 365 Subscription


Applying Design Principles in Word Documents

Students will demonstrate an understanding of design principles in Word documents by describing design principles and explaining the application of design principles with tools in Word.

Formatting Documents in Word

Students will demonstrate an understanding of formatting documents in Word by creating custom layouts and describing the use spreadsheets with Word documents.

Publishing Documents in Word

Students will demonstrate an understanding of publishing Word documents by explaining the process of finalizing documents for publication and describing the creation of master documents.

Using Editing Features in Word

Students will demonstrate an understanding of using editing features in Word by explaining the editing tools available in Word.

Using Tables in Word

Students will demonstrate an understanding of using tables in Word by explaining the table creation process.

Using Word for Academic Documents

Students will demonstrate an understanding of using Word for academic writing by explaining the process to set up Word documents using APA format and explaining how to add notes to Word documents.

Using Word with Information Systems

Students will demonstrate an understanding of using Word with information systems by explaining the use of Word with information systems.

Word Basics

Students will demonstrate an understanding of Word basics by explaining the fundamental features of the software.