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Instructor Contact Information
  CBTE120 - Beginning Microsoft Word
  Mode of Delivery:  Fully Online
  (Fully Online = All class meetings are conducted online with no on-campus instruction or exams)

Daisy Le
San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111-4998


16 week session from 08/21/17 to 12/16/17

Students can access the class at on 08/21/17.

(after 08/21/17, please use the mail in the Blackboard course to contact me. Thanks.)

Textbook and Course Material Requirements


ISBN: 978-1-323-51883-0

New:         $120         

Publisher:  Pearson Custom Publishing


** Required Microsoft Word 2016 software

** Required Headset &  USB

See District Online Schedule for official list of required and optional textbooks and materials for this class.
Purchase Textbooks Online at the SDCCD Online Bookstore

Hardware and Software Requirements

Hardware and Software:
To successfully complete this online course, you will be required to meet the minimum hardware and software requirements. View Hardware and Software Requirements.

Internet Browser:
You must use a supported Internet browser in order to successfully work in Blackboard, the online course management system for this course. To see a list of supported Internet browsers, click here.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to document formatting using Microsoft Word. Students create fliers, letters, memos, reports, and office documents. Topics include mail merge and table basics. This course is designed for students intending to use Microsoft Word for academic, professional and/or personal purpose. Associate Degree Credit & tranfer to CSU.


CBTE 094 or CBTE 101 or CBTE 103, and ENGL 047A or ENGL 048 and ENGL 049 each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels W5/R5.

Limitation on Enrollment:

This course is not open to students with previous credit for CBTE 120A OR CBTE 120B.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
  • Creating Documents with Microsoft Word 2016
  • Creating Cover Letters and Using Tables to Created Resumes
  • Creating Research Papers, Newsletters, and Merged Mailing Labels
  • Using Styles and Creating Multilevel Lists and Charts
  • Using Advanced Table Features
  • Using Building Blocks and Markup Tools
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
  • Students will be able to cut and paste and copy and paste information into a business document.
  • Students will choose an appropriate image for the student created flyer.
  • Students will write copy that clearly communicated the purpose of the student created flyer.


Application and Registration Information


  1. Complete Online Application (for new SDCCD students). Go to Student Web Services
  2. Receive registration appointment and instructions by email or mail.
  3. Register online at the Reg-e, our online registration system.
  4. Make sure that you pay your tuition so that you don't lose your registration!   Fees and Tuition Information.
  5. Order textbooks online. Visit our online bookstore.
  6. After completion of registration on Reg-e, and several days prior to the start of the semester, you will receive an email with course login instructions. If you don't receive an email please go to and login on the first day of class as follows:

    Type your Blackboard Username = 7-digit College Student Identification (CSID) number
    Type your Password =  mmddyyyy (your birthdate with no hyphens, slashes, or spaces)

    For example:  1010101 (CSID number used at registration)
                           06231980 (password for the birthdate June 23, 1980 )
  7. If this course is closed, please login to Reg-e to be placed on a waitlist. If the waitlist is full, you will not be able to add your name to the waitlist.

You will not be able to login to your online course until the first day of the semester!!!
You must login to your online course on the first day of the session to avoid your enrollment being dropped.
Follow the login instructions at

Additional Information

**IMPORTANT:** You must log into the course website at least twice a week and complete one graded activity prior to 6 PM on August 27, 2017. (Refer to the List of Assignments section in the syllabus.) This will demonstrate that you intend to complete the coursework. Failure to do so will cause you to be dropped from the class.


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