Word Processing using Word

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CAB 125

       Course Name: Word Processing using Word

       Credits: 2 (2 lecture; 1 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: CAB110 or general knowledge of Windows; and the ability to key 20 wpm or consent of the instructor.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

This course offers instruction in the use of Microsoft Word for creating, editing, and formatting a variety of personal and/or business documents.  Through instruction and hands-on-application students create professional looking documents.

IV.   Learning Objectives

  1. Describe word processing concepts and working environment.
  2. Create and edit a variety of personal and business documents, such as memos, letters, and reports of varying complexity.
  3. Apply appropriate formatting elements and styles to a range of document types.
  4. Add graphics and other visual elements to enhance written communications.
  5. Plan, research, write, revise, and publish documents to meet specific informational needs.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• 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
www.oakton.edu/studentlife/student-handbook.pdf

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  1. Preparing Documents
  2. Formatting Characters And Paragraphs
  3. Customize Paragraphs
  4. Format Pages
  5. Applying Formatting And Inserting Objects
  6. Maintaining Documents And Printing Envelopes And Labels
  7. Creating Tables And Smart Art
  8. Merging Documents

VII.  Methods of Instruction


Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

  1. Attend class
  2. Participate in class
  3. Complete required assignments and tests

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Evaluation based on assignments, tests, and participation.

XI.   Other Course Information



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
can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9/.

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.