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COMP 2369 - Microsoft Word

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Microsoft Word is a powerful tool used to create and edit all types of documents. New and experienced word processing users will acquire expert level skills in the latest version of MS Word. This instructor lead, hands-on course focuses on best practices to create professional looking documents and master time saving techniques for the daily use of MS Word. Students learn how to use MS Word interface components, perform fundamental tasks, and create complex documents that include reports, templates, forms and mail merge data via lectures, lab exercises and assignments outside of class. Topics include: creating and managing documents; formatting text, paragraphs and document sections, applying styles for document consistency; inserting headers, footers and page numbering, creating and modifying tables and lists; inserting and formatting graphic elements; using object linking and embedding to create compound documents. Advanced topics include: using document references to generate a table of contents, index, bibliography; working with Word’s collaborative features - comments, track changes, compare documents; mail merging to personalize correspondence and address envelopes and labels; creating templates and forms; inserting and customizing building blocks; automating tasks by recording macros; customizing the Word environment. This course provides preparation to write a Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam, available through third parties at additional cost. By the end of this course, successful participants will be expert end users of MS Word.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of a Windows PC, and file management.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$545.00 - $556.00 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2017 term.

CRN 58557

Wed Apr 12 - Wed Jun 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - Jun 28 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 301

Instructor

Julie Niebel

Course Outline

Cost

$545.00

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Fall 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2017 term.

CRN 35619

Wed Sep 13 - Wed Nov 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 102

Instructor

Julie Niebel

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$556.00

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the MS Word user interface components.
  • Create, save, open, close, and print documents.
  • Use the proofing tools.
  • Insert and edit text using find/replace; cut, copy and paste; format painter.
  • Format text and paragraphs by applying font and paragraph formatting options; applying, modifying and creating styles, creating and modifying numbered or bulleted lists.
  • Format documents by modifying page setup, inserting headers, footers, and page numbers.
  • Control document layout with column and page breaks, section breaks, and formatting text into multiple columns.
  • Insert, modify and format table layouts and design.
  • Insert and format graphic elements, shapes, pictures and SmartArt graphics.
  • Link and embed external data using object linking and embedding.
  • Add references to documents: table of contents, footnotes / endnotes, citations and bibliography, captions, index and create cross-references.
  • Use Word’s collaborative features: comments, track changes, and compare documents.
  • Use a mail merge to create and personalize form letters, envelopes or mailing labels.
  • Create templates and electronic forms to automate document creation.
  • Work efficiently in Word using navigation techniques, shortcuts, macros, building blocks and by customizing the Word environment.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

COMP 2369 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Applications (ACA)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Technical Writing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

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Spring/Summer 2017

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BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Exploring Microsoft Word 2016 Comprehensive
Author Mary Anne Poatsy, Linda Lau, Lynn Hogan, Robert Grauer
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2017
Binding Spiral
ISBN 978-0-13447-946-0
Price $147.95
Optional

Fall 2017

No information on books is currently available for Fall 2017 offerings of this course.

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