Microsoft Word and PowerPoint 2016

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. In the first part, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft Word interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, share and create complex documents, and publish them. In the second part, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, and deliver presentations. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, internship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Content in this course aligns with the following industry credential: the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Word and/or PowerPoint.


Course Objectives:



Obj: 1.00

Understand word processing software application skills using Microsoft Word 2016.

Obj: 2.00

Understand advanced word processing skills using MS OFFICE 2016.

Obj: 3.00

Understand presentation software application skills using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.

Materials Needed Daily:

  1. 3-ring binder (at least 1 ½‘’)
  2. Loose-leaf paper
  3. 5 Divider Tabs
  4. Pencils & Pens

Grading Policy:

  1. Grades given for class work, class participation, project and notebook.
  2. Vocabulary and other tests during semester based on score.
  3. Quarterly tests given to enhance learning
  4. Final exam counts 20% of course grade.
  5. Weights for course work:                                                             
    1. Classwork / Vocabulary /  Homework    10%
    2. Tests / Projects                               40%
    3. Quiz                                          25%
    4. Notebook                                     25%

Missed Assignments and Make-Up Policy:

Any work missed will need to be made up. It is the student’s responsibility to make up work within five days. This policy also applies for any missed tests. Time can be arranged before and after school upon permission from the teacher.

Notebook Checks:

There will be notebook checks on test day. It is vital to keep a good notebook as notebook checks are 20% of your grade in this class.   

Class Expectations:                                    

  1. Practice being a good citizen everyday! There should be no horseplay in the classroom, always be respectful of everyone around you, and keep your work area and the classroom clean.
  2. Always be prepared for class by being in your seat when the bell rings and have your pencils and notebook ready.
  3. NEVER share your computer password with anyone. You are responsible for keeping your electronic files secure.
  4. Absolutely NO food, drinks, candy, etc. allowed in the classroom.
  5. Appropriate behavior is expected and demanded at all times.
  6. Other expectations as described by the teacher in the classroom setting.

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