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Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

POFI-2340-75 (Adv Word Processing)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorGranger, Althea Diane
Phone(409) 984-6572
Business and Technology
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
Hours:MWF 10-1, M 1-3, TR 3:30-4:30
Building:Cosmetology Annex (COSA)
Room #:101
Course Information
Course ID #10506
Course Subject-Number-SectionPOFI-2340-75
Course TitleAdv Word Processing
Course Description Advanced techniques in merging, macros, graphics and desktop publishing. Includes extensive formatting for technical documents. Emphasis on business applications.
Course Prerequisites None
Required Textbooks Illustrated Series, Word 2010, Brief ISBN 978-0-538-74822-3
Learning Objectives Implement advanced features; import data; and incorporate graphic, collaborative, and special functions to enhance documents
Major Assignments Windows 7 Handouts

Windows 7 Practice

Concepts Review,

Independent Challenge 1, and Advanced Challenge page 16

Concepts Review, Skills Review,

Independent Challenge 1 – 3, Real Life Challenge, and Visual Workshop

Concepts Review,

Skills Review, Independent Challenge 1 – 3, and Real Life challenge

Concepts Review,

Skills Review, Independent Challenge 1 – 3, and Real Life challenge

Concepts Review,

Skills Review, Independent Challenge 1 – 3, and Real Life challenge

Concepts Review,

Skills Review, Independent Challenge 1 – 3, and Real Life challenge

Windows Live ID and sign in. Upload files to Windows Live

Organize SkyDrive

Print Envelopes

Create and Print Mailing Labels

Create a form letter

Merge data to form letter

Discussion Topics Syllabus. Home folder, Student files. Windows 7

Discussion Topics:

•        Describe Operating System software

•        Understand file management

•        Create files and folders

Unit A - Working in Office 2010

Discussion Topics:

•        Describe what’s new in Office 2010

•        Use Ribbon, Galleries, and Lists

•        Use menus and dialog boxes

•        Use Help

Unit A – Creating Documents

Discussion Topics:

•        Create and save documents

•        Use Toolbars

•        Use templates

•        View and navigate a document

Unit A Project and Exam

Unit B Editing Documents

Discussion Topics:

•        Cut, Copy, and Paste with Clipboard

•        Use Find, Replace, Spell Check, and Grammar

•        Add hyperlinks

Unit B Project and Exam

Unit C – Formatting Text and Paragraphs

Discussion Topics:

•        Use fonts and Format Painter

•        Use alignment, tabs, and indents

•        Add bullets, numbering, borders, and shading

•        Insert ClipArt

Spring Break – No Classes

Unit C Project and Exam

Unit D – Formatting Documents

Discussion Topics:

•        Set margins, columns, and breaks

•        Insert page numbers, headers, and footers

•        Insert table

Unit D Project and Exam

Unit D – Formatting Documents

Discussion Topics:

•        Set margins, columns, and breaks

•        Insert page numbers, headers, and footers

•        Insert table

Unit D Project and Exam

Appendix – Windows Live

Discussion Topics:

•        Understand how to work online

•        Use SkyDrive

Handout – Special Content

Discussion Topics:

•        Print Envelopes

•        Create and Print Mailing Labels

Handout – Special Content

Discussion Topics:

•        Use Mail Merge

•        Create a form letter

Special Content Project and Exam

Final Exam

Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Should a student be absent for an exam, he/she will be required to take a makeup exam at the instructor convenience. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule the makeup exam. Should a student miss a class, it will be his/her responsibility to make up the work on his/her own time. All projects are due on the date assigned, even if the student is absent that day or prior to the assignment. Late work will not be accepted.
Determination of Final Grade Class activities and Projects                100 points

Four Major Exams                        400 points

Final Exam                                100 points

Total                                        600 points

Final Exam Date May 18, 2011 - 1:00 PM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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