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OCT 250 WORD INFORMATION PROCESSING APPLICATIONS I

OCT 250Word/Information Processing Applications I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  OCT 250 Word/Information Processing Applications I

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” in OCT 106, OCT 121, and ENG 101 or placement

Co-requisites:  OCT 106, OCT 121, and ENG 101                  Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course provides hands-on experience in the operation of computers. Students learn to use state-of-the-art word processing software such as Microsoft Word. They learn to carry out such tasks as booting the equipment, saving, editing, retrieving, list/merging, sorting, and other specialized machine operations. Documents that students learn to process are representative of those prepared in typical business offices. In addition, the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) program will be described in detail.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. explain and apply correctly word/information processing concepts;
  2. use equipment capabilities in the production of final communications with the speed and accuracy expected from an entry-level office worker; and
  3. utilize effective basic business communication skills (e.g., spelling, grammar, composition, punctuation, listening, and proofreading).