Computer Technology Syllabus

Computer Technology
      Course Syllabus


Mr. Ayres






Planning Time:

6th Hour



Text:   Microsoft Official Academic Course, MICROSOFT WORD 2016

GMetrix Skills Management System     And    Microsoft Office Specialist for Microsoft Word 2016 Study Guide


This course curriculum supports students in preparing for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam 77-725: Microsoft Word 2016.

The curriculum extends the learning process to ensure that students have the opportunity to explore all areas of a program pertinent to the corresponding MOS certification objectives, or that have been identified as most important for users to understand, through the completion of individual activities. The course curriculum provides a significant opportunity for the hands-on program experience that is expected and required of a successful certification candidate or power user.


  • Be in your seat when the bell rings
  • Class begins promptly each day
  • Bring your notebook, something to write with, and a positive attitude
  • Bring your worksheets and handouts.  You get one copy.  Hold on to these.


  • Raise your hand if you have a question
  • Respect your peers, your teacher, and anyone who enters the room


  • Make sure you put YOUR first and last name on all your work, the current date and hour
  • You can check your grades ANY time in class in Infinite Campus—please make this a good habit and stay informed


  • You are responsible for all the material we cover
  • The best way to learn is to be here
  • It’s your responsibility to find out what you missed and need to make up


  • Zero tolerance—this includes copying, pasting, printing extra copies of your assignment, using other people’s work or working in pairs when group work has not been designated.
  • Your password is to be kept confidential—this is your responsibility


  • Remain in your seat until the bell rings and you are dismissed
  • Make sure your workstation is straightened up and your chair is pushed up under the table
  • All trash goes in the trash can or recycle bin



  • Be on time, on task, and prepared to LEARN everyday


  • RESPECT yourself, your peers and teacher at all times


  • Be responsible for your own LEARNING


  • CLEAN UP after yourself and your peers


  • Keep all personal electronics PUT AWAY

            Be in your seat and on time. Tardies are noted and referred to the appropriate administrator

  • Students may not modify any settings on the computer.  This includes printer settings, screensavers, desktop wallpaper, and desktop icons
  • After using the machines, always make sure you are properly logged off
  • Place chairs under desks after class
  • Workstations should be kept clean
  • No GAMES! No GAMES! No GAMES!! Unless given permission from teacher

Course Timeline / Assignments / Projects / Assessments


Week 1: Understanding Word


  • Working with Tools
  • Creating a Document
  • Saving a Document
  • Working with Templates
  • Previewing and Printing a Document


Lesson elements:

  • Project: Typing a Business Letter
  • Project: Printing a Document
  • Quiz

Week 2: Basic Editing


  • Changing and Organizing Document Views
  • Navigating and Searching through a Document
  • Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text
  • Changing Information in the Properties Inspecting Documents


Lesson elements:

  • Project: Updating a Document
  • Project: Editing Text
  • Quiz

Week 3: Character Formatting


  • Formatting Characters Manually
  • Using Format Painter
  • Formatting Text with Styles
  • Inserting Text
  • Formatting Existing Documents in Other File Formats
  • Removing Text Formatting


Lesson elements:

  • Project: Formatting a Letter
  • Project: Formatting a Flyer
  • Quiz

Week 4: Paragraph Formatting


  • Setting Line Spacing in Text and Between Paragraphs
  • Creating and Formatting a Bulleted List
  • Creating and Formatting a Numbered List


Lesson elements:

  • Project: Formatting an Expense Report
  • Project: Formatting Paragraphs
  • Quiz

Week 5: Managing Text Flow


  • Setting Page Layout
  • Working with Breaks
  • Setting Up Columns


Lesson elements:

  • Project: Formatting Two-Column Newsletter
  • Project: Formatting Section Breaks and Column Breaks
  • Quiz

Week 6: Creating Tables


  • Creating a Table
  • Formatting a Table
  • Managing Tables


Lesson elements:

  • Project: Creating and Formatting a Table
  • Project: Creating and Managing a Table
  • Quiz

Week 7: Working with Themes, Style Sets, Backgrounds, Quick Parts, and Text Boxes


  • Formatting, Creating, and Customizing a Theme
  • Formatting a Document Using Style Sets
  • Formatting a Document’s Background
  • Applying and Manipulating Text Boxes



Lesson elements:

  • Project: Formatting Background Elements
  • Project: Creating and Customizing Document Themes
  • Quiz

Week 8: Using Illustrations and Graphics


  • Inserting and Formatting Pictures in a Document
  • Inserting and Formatting Shapes, WordArt, and SmartArt


Lesson elements:

  • Project: Inserting and Formatting Pictures
  • Project: Inserting and Formatting WordArt
  • Quiz

Week 9: Formatting a Research Pape


  • Creating Citations
  • Adding Captions
  • Inserting Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Creating a Table of Contents


Lesson elements:

  • Project: Inserting Hyperlinks and Email Addresses
  • Project: Inserting Captions
  • Quiz


Week 10: Creating and Modifying Headers or Footers   


  • Inserting a Cover Page
  • Creating Bookmarks

Week 11: Create and manage numbered lists 


      •   Setting Numbering Values

       •  Aligning Numbering Values


Week 12: Review for Final Exam


        Go over Study Guide as a Class

     •   Students Review Independently or with a Partner


Week 13:  Review for final exam

            Take Final Exam


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