Word Processing using Word
I. Course Prefix/Number: CAB 125
Course Name: Word Processing using Word
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
- Distinguish the word processing concepts of advanced from basic features in Microsoft Word.
- Create a variety of personal and business documents, such as memos, letters, and reports of varying complexity using the features in Word.
- Revise a variety of personal and business documents, such as memos, letters, and reports of varying complexity using the features in Word.
- Produce professional-looking documents using templates.
- Edit documents using the spelling and grammar feature.
- Add graphics and other visual elements to enhance the message of the document.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
- Preparing Documents
- Creating, Printing, and Editing Documents
- Formatting Characters
- Aligning and Indenting Paragraphs
- Customizing Paragraphs
- Proofing Documents
- Formatting and Managing Documents
- Formatting Pages
- Customizing Page Formatting
- Inserting Elements and Navigating in a Document
- Maintaining Documents
- Managing and Printing Documents
- Enhancing Documents
- Inserting Images
- Inserting Shapes and WordArt
- Creating Tables
- Enhancing Tables
- Creating Charts
- Managing Data
- Merging Documents
- Sorting and Selecting
- Managing Lists
- Managing Page Numbers, Headers, and Footers
- Managing Shared Documents
- Customizing Documents and Features
- Inserting and Customizing Quick Parts
- Customizing AutoCorrect and Word Options
- Customizing Themes
- Creating and Managing Styles
- Protecting and Preparing Documents
- Referencing Data
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
- Attend class
- Participate in class
- Complete required assignments and tests
IX. Instructional Materials
Textbooks, online resources, and such other materials deemed appropriate for the topic and assigned by the program and instructor.
Software: Current version of software required and assigned by the program and the instructor.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
Software Users! Copying software is in violation of Federal law and College policies. Suspected violations will be vigorously investigated and if warranted, appropriate penalties applied.
Specifically, you do not have the right to:
- make copies of software for yourself or others.
- receive and use unauthorized copies of software.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.