This course can be applied toward a program:

Online: Self-paced

Start Anytime

There's more to MS Word than words. It's loaded with powerful formatting and layout features that many people don't use or even know about. Learn the ins and outs of knitting written words into a professional-looking document that begs--nay, demands--to be read. By course end, you'll know how to style and illustrate your documents so that they stand out from all others.

Average weekly commitment: 3+ hours. Total course commitment: 12+ hours.

Start anytime within indicated date range. You have 90 days from the date you register to complete the course.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the interface components of a Word document
  • Summarize the purpose of a Word document
  • Choose appropriate customization options for the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Change the font, typeface, document and paragraph formats
  • Demonstrate proficiency with document and paragraph layout formats
  • Change themes and styles to match the document’s purpose
  • Use track changes, word count and spell check
  • Create a formatted, proofed and printed Word document


Module 1: Getting Started with Word

Module 2: Formats and Paragraphs

Module 3: Organizing content

Module 4: Review and Printing

Evaluation Method



  • Basic keyboarding capability
  • Basic internet navigation skills
  • Basic file management knowledge

Required Materials

  • Windows or Mac computer (desktop or laptop).
  • MS Word 2010+, 2013, 2016, or Office 365. 
  • High-speed internet (at least 25 Mbps download speed) – Find out your internet connectivity speed.


2 sittings of this course are listed below. Add a course to your cart to register.

Open all Close all

Course Reference Number (CRN) 91050

Instructor Julie Clarke

Course Reference Number (CRN) 93038

Instructor Julie Clarke


Sorry, this course is closed for registration at this time. NOTIFY ME WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS