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ABTC 133 – Word Processing I

Students will develop competency in using basic functions of a word processing program on a personal computer. They will also learn basic formatting rules for business letters, tables, memorandums, and reports.


Credits: 4


Hours: 60(Lecture Hours 32; Laboratory Hours 28)


Keyboarding Skills


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
Formatting topics will include:
- Basic letters
- Parts of a letter
- Business letter styles
- Personal letter styles
- Tables
- Memorandums
- Envelopes
- Basic Reports
Word Processing topics will include:
- Formatting basic documents
- Saving and retrieving documents
- Using spell checker and thesaurus
- Using cut and past features
- Applying character formatting
- Printing
- Paragraph formatting
- Tabs
- Centering
- Bullets and numbering
- Enumerations
- Page numbering
- Headers and footers
- Tables
- Creating/entering text
- Merging cells
- Sorting data
- Calculations


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course students will have developed proficiency using the basic commands of a word processing program.  Students will be able to correctly format business letters, memorandums, reports, and tables
- Manage time effectively by setting objectives, organizing, planning, prioritizing, and scheduling activities, routines, and projects
- Achieve business standards for efficiency and quality of work.
- Apply ethical standards with respect to privacy, confidentiality, and personal behavior.
- Define and solve problems both independently and in teams, using creative problem-solving approaches
- Select, apply, and customize computer software tools such as word processing, spreadsheet, data base, computerized accounting, presentation, electronic communication, and desktop publishing to business procedures from one situation to another.


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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