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Microsoft Word Certificate – Beginner, Advanced, And Expert Levels

Continuing Education Microsoft Word Classes – The Best Word Training Courses

Academy of Learning offers three Microsoft Word training levels for every one from pure beginners, to those needing an Word refresher, to those who need to upgrade their skills to an expert level. Each course includes everything you need for success.

  • Online access through the ILS (Integrated Learning System) to all materials including text, audio files, videos, and interactive Word training
  • Comprehensive textbooks that include all course material. Plenty of images and screen shots along with room for your own notes
  • One-on-one support from our Learning Coaches who are there to help you over whatever hurdles you may encounter

Microsoft Excel Course Level 1 Basics to Beginner Word Course

Word Level 1 – Microsoft Word Training for Beginners

In this course, you will learn to create, navigate, and organize documents and use the help functions.. Learn to edit and manipulate text, view and format documents, and use Word’s predefined functions. You will use the Find and Replace feature, use proofing and language tools, create, format and modify tables, work with hyperlinks and cross references, and learn how to preview and print a document. View PDF of Word Level 1 – Beginner to Intermediate.

Module 1: MS Word Files and Basic Skills

Microsoft Word Overview; Starting and Exiting the Application; Examining Microsoft Word’s Interface; Creating and Saving Documents; Entering Text; Getting Help While You Work

Module 2: Finding Your Way Around Microsoft Word

Viewing a Document; Working with Multiple Documents; Basic Document Navigation Techniques; Document Navigation using the Keyboard; Organizing a Document in Outline View; Managing and Protecting Documents; Using Document Properties

Module 3: Working with Text and Formatting

Selecting Text; Inserting, Deleting, Moving, and Copying Text; Font Attributers and Formatting; Using Repeat Formatting and the Format Painter; Paragraph Formatting; More Paragraph Formatting; Working with Lists; Working with Tabs; Working with Indents; Using Special Text Effects

Module 4: Themes, Customizing and Columns in Word

Controlling Page Options; Controlling More Page Options; Using Themes to Format a Document; Controlling Text Flow; Working with Columns

Module 5: Microsoft Word Tables

Creating a Table; Converting Text to Table, and Table to Text; Modifying a Table; Merging and Splitting Cells and Tables; Performing Calculations in a Table; Sorting in a Table and Inserting Excel Data; Formatting a Table; Adding Table Borders and Shading; Inserting Table Page Breaks and Repeat Headings

Module 6: Find, Print, SpellCheck and More

Check Spelling and Grammar feature; Language Tools; Hyphenation; Using Find and Replace; Hyperlinks; Previewing and Printing a Document; Printing Envelopes and Labels

Microsoft Word Course Level 2 Intermediate Word Course

Word Level 2 – Microsoft Word Intermediate Training (Intermediate to Advanced Word Skills)

The Word – Level 2 course teaches you intermediate to advanced-level concepts and features of the Microsoft Word application. In this course, learn to use Word’s visual content features (SmartArt, WordArt, and charts) in a document. Insert, modify, and format pictures, clip art, text boxes, and shapes. You will also learn how to use section breaks, create a table of contents and index, use Quick Styles, templates, and customize Word. View PDF of Word Level 2 – Intermediate to Advanced.

Module 1: All about SmartArt in MS Word

SmartArt Types and Layouts; Modifying a SmartArt Graphic; Formatting a SmartArt Graphic; Inserting and Modifying WordArt; Formatting WordArt; Adding Charts

Module 2: Microsoft Word Images and Textboxes

Inserting and Modifying a Picture; Formatting a Picture; Inserting Clip Art; Modifying Clip Art; Drawing a Text Box; Working with the Text Box Gallery

Module 3: Breaking in Word (The good way!)

Understanding Section Breaks; Section Formatting; Working with Other Section Elements; Using Quick Parts Fields in Sections; Working with Page Borders in Sections

Module 4: Understanding Tables of Contents

Creating a Table of Contents (TOC); Creating a Customized TOC; Modifying and Formatting a TOC; Creating an Index; Using AutoMark to Generate an Index; Modifying and Formatting an Index

Module 5: Styles and Templates in MS Word

Working with Quick Styles; Using the Styles Pane and Quick Style Sets; Using Templates; Creating a Custom Template; Modifying and Managing Templates

Module 6: Customizing in Word

Modifying Document Properties; Creating Custom Themes; Creating Custom Building Blocks; Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar; Customizing the Word Environment; Customizing the Ribbon and the Status Bar

Microsoft Word Course Level 3 Advanced Word Course to Expert Word Course

Word Level 3 – Microsoft Word Advanced  to Expert Training

In this course you will learn to use mail merge, prepare documents for collaborating with others, and protect documents using passwords and digital signatures. Learn to use Word’s review features to track changes, compare, merge, and manage multiple document versions and revisions from multiple authors. Use bibliographic citations and sources in a document, create and modify bibliographies, incorporate bookmarks, footnotes and endnotes into a document, and generate a table of figures and authorities. You will also master creating forms for gathering and recording information and learn how to automate tasks using macros. View PDF of Word Level 3 – Advanced to Expert.

Module 1: Merging in Microsoft Word

Understanding the Mail Merge Process; Setting Up the Main Document; Previewing and Completing the Merge; Merging Envelopes; Merging Labels

Module 2: Document Security and Sharing

Restricting Access to a Document; Setting Editing and Formatting Restrictions; Using a Digital Signature; Adding a Visible Signature Line; Preparing a Document for Sharing; Sharing Documents with Others

Module 3: Tracking Your Work in Word

Tracking Changes; Accepting and Rejecting Tracked Changes; Sending a Document for Review; Displaying Markup; Comparing and Combining Document Versions

Module 4: MS Word Citations

Using Citations and Sources; Using Citation Placeholders and Managing Sources; Creating a Bibliography; Creating Cross-References

Module 5: Notes, Captions and Hyperlinks

Using Bookmarks; Creating a Hyperlink to a Bookmark; Using Footnotes and Endnotes; Inserting a Caption; Creating a Table of Authorities; Creating a Table of Figures

Module 6: Forms from Word

Creating an Electronic Form; Adding Style Options and Instructions to Forms; Protecting a Form; Creating a Printed Form

Every level of our Microsoft Word course is available at the following campuses:

AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence
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Each level of Microsoft Word includes online/digital resources, interactive practice, remote access for safety, one-on-one Learning Coach assistance, and comprehensive textbooks. These courses are recognized across the province and country. They are also eligible for third party funding including Worksafe, insurance, employer, WorkBC organizations and many more.


Each level = 1-3 Weeks
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