CIT 201-Word Certification Preparation (Internet)

 Using Microsoft Word 2003 - 3 credits

Fall 2006 - August 28 - December 15

Please read completely through this syllabus and print it for future reference.


Cindy Hyslop


Use WebCT email.


High Tech Center - Room 128 775-753-2307(voice mail)


August 28 - December 15



 Microsoft Word 2003, by Rutkosky, 2003 edition. ISBN# 0-7638-2084-9

The textbook can be purchased with a credit card at the online bookstore, by calling the Elko campus bookstore at 775/753-2270, or by ordering online directly or, from the publisher, EMCParadigm. 



For this class you need to have access to Word 2003. This software is available for students to use in GBC campus computer labs; you can also purchase the software at an academic discount through the Follett bookstore on the Elko campus (775/753-2270), or you can purchase through other means such as a retail store or another online store.

Great Basin College catalog course   description:

A hands-on course building on the foundation laid in COT 151 and continuing on to sophisticated manipulation of word processing software.  Topics include tables, graphic boxes, clip art, desktop publishing, fonts, macros, styles, and spreadsheets.  Prerequisite COT 151 or instructors approval

Student Responsibilities:

Be able to access the class website through WebCT. Contact the Technology Help Desk 753-3511 if you do not yet have your user name and password.

     Have and maintain Internet access throughout the semester.

     Have and maintain all software used in the class throughout the semester.

     Have and maintain a virus-free computer throughout the semester.

     Have knowledge of Windows and file handling.

An important note about online classes:

     Do not assume that online classes are easier than traditional "face-to-face" classes.

     Online classes can actually be more difficult than traditional classes. They require constant motivation and self-direction on the part of the student.

     You are responsible for reading, studying, asking questions, completing assignments, being organized, and staying on schedule.


Course Performance Objectives

         Apply word processing technology to complete school, work, or personal tasks.

         Prepare, edit, and print documents using the features of the software.

         Utilize the online help system to research features and functions in order to increase proficiency in using the application.

         Enhance documents with graphic elements such as clip art, drawing tools, WordArt, and charts.

         Automate document formatting with styles and macros.

         Apply word processing features to documents, including macros, styles, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.

         Create tables to organize, sort, and select information.

         Paste, link, and embed information from Excel to Word.

         Access the Internet and learn to use the features of Web browsers, including browsing, searching, and utilizing hyperlinks.

         Utilize special features such as merging, master documents, tracking changes, reference pages, fill-in forms, and outlines.

         Create and modify tables and perform calculations within tables.

         Complete merges from various data sources with letters, labels, and envelopes.

         Create and modify indexes, tables of content, master and subdocuments.

         Protect, compare changes, and merge documents in workgroups

         Access Excel date easily within documents and charts.

         Customize menus and toolbars.

         Use hyperlinks with documents and web pages

         Create and apply character and paragraph styles.

Chapter Structure

Each chapter contains these features:

Methods of Instruction:

         Watching online chapter overview presentations

         Reading the text

         Doing the in-chapter, step-by-step exercises in boxes with light green backgrounds ("Green Exercises" or GEs) as you go through the chapters

         Doing specified assignments at the end of each chapter that you will send in each week.

         Online bulletin board discussions

         Asking questions when things don't make sense.