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Advanced Microsoft Word

  • Section Template
  • 3 Credits
  • 06/03/2022 to 01/01/2075
  • Modified 06/30/2022


This course provides advanced level training using Microsoft Word. Topics include advanced table features, mail merge, creating forms, working with master and subdocuments, embedding and linking objects, and macros. (Sp)


Prerequisite Course: Minimum 2.0 in CITA 119
Placement Score: Reading Level 4
Recommended: Windows and keyboarding experience

Course Note: 

Students must be able to use web browsers and online learning tools including drop boxes, discussion boards, and e-mail. They must also have Windows file management skills, including the ability to upload and download files, make folders, move and zip files.

This course requires the use of a PC computer running Windows 10, 4GB Ram, High Speed Internet Connection – 2 Mbit or higher, current version of Microsoft Office (see Materials section) and a MyLabIT account. Mac computers and Chromebooks are not fully compatible and are not recommended. Equipment and software is provided for students that wish to complete assignments at the Main or West Campus computer labs. Office 365 is available to LCC students at no cost using links from the College website.

Contact Hours:







Total Hrs


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Create and apply a custom table style.
  2. Format and modify tables.
  3. Use advanced table features.
  4. Draw a freeform table or use a quick table.
  5. Merge a data source and a main document.
  6. Create a form letter and a data source.
  7. Create a directory and a data source.
  8. Modify Word settings and the document window.
  9. Customize the Quick Access Toolbar.
  10. Create, modify and protect a customized form.
  11. Save and use a form as a template.
  12. Protect documents.
  13. Attach digital signatures to documents.
  14. Create and manage master documents and subdocuments.
  15. Create table of contents, index, and table of figures.
  16. Embed and link objects in a Word document.
  17. Create and use macros.
  18. Integrate Word with data from other Office programs.


Other Materials/Resources


Access to a PC computer running Windows 10, 4GB Ram, High Speed Internet Connection – 2 Mbit or higher, a USB storage device (1 gigabyte or more) is recommended for storing and transporting homework. As an alternative you may use sufficient free local hard disk space or cloud-based storage solution.


  • Internet access
  • Web browser (current version of Google Chrome recommended)
  • Current version of Microsoft Office
  • MyLabIT access

Technical skills:  Basic computer skills, including the ability to:

  • Use Desire2Learn (D2L) course site
  • Use email (D2L and LCC Student email accounts)
  • Add and open attachments in email
  • Download and install software
  • Create Windows compressed (zipped) folders for submitting assignments
  • Download and open data files
  • Download and decompress zipped folders to obtain needed data files
  • Create new files
  • Modify existing files
  • Save files in commonly used formats
  • Copy and paste text


Student Electronic Access to Grades

D2L is the College’s Course Management System which includes a gradebook function allowing students access to their grades in order to receive timely and meaningful feedback on their progress in the course at any time. These grades will align with the Evaluation Criteria listed in this syllabus. D2L is accessed through the MyLCC page.

Whenever practicable, results for graded items should be posted electronically within 48 hours after the instructor has completed the grading process for the items, and final grades for the course should be entered no later than the specified grading day.


Grades will be figured according to the following course requirements.  Students are required to complete assignments as well as exams in order to be successful in the course.  Late assignments are NOT accepted.

All assignments include information about how, what and where to submit your files. Assignments need to be submitted to the appropriate drop box in Desire2learn. The Intro assignment requires online students to post to the discussion board. Feedback for each assignment can be viewed by checking the drop box in Desire2Learn. Usually you will see your score within 2-3 days after the due date. Results are not posted until the due date has passed or everyone has submitted the assignment. Late work is not graded unless there is an emergency situation. Not having a textbook or reliable internet service is not considered an emergency. A textbook is on reserve in the LCC Library and West Campus reference room to be used in those locations. All points earned during the semester are totaled at the end of the semester and a grade is determined by the below grading scale. 

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Assignments 40-45%

See Class Attendance/Participation policy under Course Policies.

Exams or Tests 35-40%
Projects 10%
Quizzes 10%


College Grading Standards

Recommended Guidelines for Student Grades

4.0 --- Excellent

4.0 --- 91 – 100%           

2159 - 2372 points

3.5 --- ---------

3.5 --- 86 – 90%

2040 - 2158 points

3.0 --- Good

3.0 --- 81 – 85%

1921 - 2039 points

2.5 --- ---------

2.5 --- 76 – 80%

1803 - 1920 points

2.0 --- Satisfactory

2.0 --- 71 – 75%

1684 - 1802 points

1.5 --- ---------

1.5 --- 66 – 70%

1566 - 1683 points

1.0 --- Poor

1.0 --- 60 – 65%

1423 - 1565 points

0.0 --- --------

0.0 --- 0 – 59%

0 - 1422 points

Course Policies

CITA 219 Course Policies

Assignments and Quizzes:

All assignments and projects must be submitted on or before the due dates according to the schedule. You decide when you will complete the work as long as the work is submitted by the due date. Plan to spend 2 to 3 hours per course credit each week. Online and classroom instructors will specify due date policies in their section syllabus. Assignments will be completed using D2L, MyLabIT and Word. Quizzes will be taken online. Additional details about completing assignments, taking quizzes and using MyLabIT will be provided by your instructor. Late policy details will be provided by your instructor.


Exams must be taken on dates listed unless other arrangements have been made in advance with the instructor’s permission.  Exams are typically graded within 2-3 business days of the due date or as otherwise stated in the section syllabus.

CIT Program Policies


Netiquette (or network etiquette) is defined as a set of principles developed to express courtesy and to help people act appropriately while sending e-mail and using the Internet. All of us (instructor and students) will demonstrate netiquette and civility whenever interacting with each other. Please use standard “Business English” (complete sentences) and not jargon or slang for all communications.

Consider anything said in the public forums to be public information. Don’t post comments that may be controversial, abrasive, or in poor taste or information that may reveal too much personal information - protect your privacy! Please do not post in all capital letters as it can be considered yelling.

Academic Honesty/Cheating/Plagiarism

Students are welcome to discuss topics and help one another solve problems while working on assignments but all assignments for this course are to be completed independently by the student named on the assignment. They are not group projects or group assignments.

Each student is expected to be honest in his or her work. Cheating and plagiarism are dishonest. The purpose of this policy is to establish College definitions of cheating and plagiarism and to describe potential consequences of academic dishonesty.  This policy applies to all students.

The term "cheating" includes but is not limited to:

  1. Copying in part or in whole from someone else’s assignment or submitting an assignment done by someone else without completely acknowledging their contribution.  This should not be an issue since all work is required to be done independently for this course.
  2. Use of any unauthorized assistance including electronic devices/media or on-line resources while taking quizzes, tests, or examinations. Some examples are e-books, Google, and Electronic messages or communications…
  3. Dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor while writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing assignments that require sounds and or moving or still images.
  4. The acquisition of tests or other academic materials without permission of the faculty or staff to whom the materials belong. Any interaction with any person other than the instructor or proctor in a testing situation may be interpreted as cheating.
  5. Academic honesty is twofold on the part of the student; first, not to cheat, and second, not to enable others to cheat. Sharing or posting electronically unauthorized assignment materials or exam materials is considered cheating.

The term "Plagiarism" includes but is not limited to the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation or the inclusion of electronic sources, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. When producing work for a course, students are expected to present their own ideas and to appropriately acknowledge the incorporation of another person's work. Not doing so is dishonest.

For any of these violations, the student is subject to academic penalty and other disciplinary action. Academic penalty may consist of a "0.0" grade for the offending work or (with departmental approval) a "0.0" grade for the course.

Computer Resources – Acceptable Use

 Use of College-owned computer resources is a privilege extended by the College to students, employees, and other authorized users as a tool to promote the mission of the College. All users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the LCC Acceptable Use Policy at the time they complete an account application form. Copies of the LCC Acceptable Use Policy are available at the Library Circulation Desk and may also be accessed on the World Wide Web. The URL is

Theft or Other Abuse of Computer Facilities and Resources, including but not limited to:     

  1. Unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.
  2. Unauthorized transfer of a file.
  3. Use of another individual's identification and/or password.
  4. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or college official.
  5. Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages.
  6. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with normal operation of the college computing system.
  7. Use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws.
  8. Any violation of the college's Acceptable Use Policy at


Most Computer Information Technologies classrooms are set up with Internet access for course work and research.

Class-Related Use of Internet Resources

Student access to classroom Internet resources will be determined by the course faculty as part of their classroom management function, i.e., faculty will determine appropriate in-class use based on course outcomes and class objectives and will determine those times when it is appropriate to access these resources and which times access to these resources will be restricted in order to better focus on course outcomes and class objectives which don’t require access. If students are found using the Web inappropriately or at those times that the instructor has restricted access, the same penalties listed below under “Personal Use of Internet Resources” will apply.

Personal Use of Internet Resources

Web access is for course work only. At the beginning of a class session, Facebook and other social media, instant messaging, and/or any other personal use of the Web is prohibited. If you are found using the Web for personal use during class time you will be issued a warning, and if found repeating personal usage, you will be dismissed from the class for a day. A third offense will result in dismissal from the course.

Faculty Prerogative

Classroom faculty may choose to include specific language in a Course Syllabus or Outline which further defines the acceptable use within their classroom. These statements will be considered sanctioned by the CIT Program and will fall within the guidelines of this policy.

Dynamic process Statement: Due to the dynamic nature of change within application software and the internet based environment that we work in, slight modifications to assignment content, points, and or due dates may be necessary as we progress throughout the semester. Students will be notified as soon as possible and given ample opportunity to respond to any changes that may be required.

Class Attendance/Participation

Although attendance is not taken in this course, a student is expected to participate in all sessions.  This includes either attending all traditional class meetings, or logging in regularly for online courses, and turning in fully completed acceptable quality assignments. If a student cannot participate in class due to illness or for extenuating circumstances, the student has the responsibility to notify the instructor. Even when the instructor is notified of the circumstances, that in no way relives the student of the responsibility for completing all work in the course to the satisfaction of the instructor. If continued attendance is not possible, it is the student’s responsibility to drop the course within the dates and conditions defined in the schedule book in order to receive a withdrawal "W" rather than a "0" grade.

Extra Credit

Extra credit may be available in this course. This information is provided by the section instructor.


Institutional Policies

Academic Success Coaches (ASC)

Student success is our first goal.  Our Academic Success Coaches mentor students to help them meet their educational, personal and career goals.  Faculty or staff may refer you to an ASC for help if you are not doing well in a class. Please watch your LCC email for a referral.

We also suggest you contact an ASC on your own if you need help or advice to reach your goals.  

To contact an ASC, call (517) 483-1422, email [email protected], or visit the Academic Success Coaching Team website for more information.

Disability Statement

Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in this class should contact the Center for Student Access (CSA). They are located in the Gannon Building, Star Zone - Center for Student Support.  You can also access the Center for Student Access website, or call (517) 483-5323.  Contacting the Center early helps ensure that accommodations are put in place as soon as possible.

Enrollment Verification

Instructors will verify participation in a course by the 8th day after the start date of sections less than 8 weeks long, and by the 15th day after the start date of sections 8 weeks or longer. Students who have not participated will be dropped from the course and may be responsible for any non-refundable fees.

Nondiscrimination Statement

LCC provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.

Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines

The College recognizes the value and importance of a safe and orderly learning environment that supports honesty, integrity, and ethical conduct. The Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines ensure the protection of student rights and the health and safety of the College community.  The College has established procedures for reporting and addressing alleged violations.                 

Students must follow the Student Code of Conduct and the General Rules and Guidelines. Also, the instructor may establish reasonable guidelines within the classroom. Violations of the Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines may be reported to the Office of Student Compliance.


For transfer information, please consult the LCC Transfer webpage.  In addition, the Michigan Transfer Network website allows students to search how courses transfer to colleges and universities statewide.

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) simplifies the transfer of students from one Michigan institution to another. For the most current information, see the LCC General Education webpage.

Students interested in transfer should contact the Academic Advising Center in the Gannon Building - Star Zone, (517) 483-1904.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

All students, employees and visitors have a part to play in keeping LCC safe.  Anyone who enters campus must follow the safety measures outlined on the Keeping LCC Safe webpage. Reports of noncompliance with current work safety rules and public health orders will be sent to the Student Compliance Office for action.  Students with questions or concerns should email [email protected].

Media Release Statement

Photographs, pictures, slides, movies, video, or other media coverage of students may be taken for College-related business, in connection with their enrollment or participation in LCC activities without compensation from LCC, its Trustees, officers, directors, employees, students and agents of each of them.  Photographs, pictures, slides, movies, video, or other media coverage of students may be used for any legal purposes.

College Catalog

For rules and procedures on matters such as Academic Calendar, Withdrawals, Incompletes, Appeals, etc., please review the College Catalog, and contact your Academic Advisor or Academic Success Coach.

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