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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)


This course is offered online:  No

Pre-Requisites:  Keyboarding Skills

Course Content:

  • Basic letters; Parts of a letter; Business letter styles; Personal letter styles; Tables; Memoranda; Envelopes; Basic Reports
  • 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.
Passing Grade:  70%

Grading Weight:
  • Final Exam: 50 %
  • Assignments: 50 %
Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

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

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