DPW511 - Executive Document Production

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Subject Title
Executive Document Production

Subject Description
In DPW511 students will learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Publisher and be exposed to practical examples of the computer as a useful desktop publishing tool. Students will become acquainted with the proper procedures to create professional quality publications suitable for course work, professional purposes, and personal use.

Students will continue to consolidate and integrate their previously acquired communication, word processing, document preparation, keyboarding, and proofreading skills. Students will expand their competency in using Microsoft Word by learning advanced skills in sharing data between programs, managing documents, creating specialized tables and indexes, creating outlines, and creating forms.

Students will also continue to improve their keyboarding ability. Emphasis will be placed on regular speed and accuracy drills and 5-minute timings to ensure that students satisfy the graduation speed requirement.

Credit Status
DPW511 is a required credit for all School of Office Administration students enrolled in the one-year Office Administration Executive program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Microsoft Publisher Topics:

1. Create a flyer.

2. Publish a tri-fold brochure.

3. Design a newsletter.

4. Create a custom publication from scratch.

5. Use business information sets.

6. Work with publisher tables.

7.  Use advanced formatting and merge publications with data.

Microsoft Word Topics:

1. Protect and prepare documents.

2. Create indexes.

3. Create specialized tables.

4. Create forms.

5. Use Outline view.

6. Create and use macros.

Document Production and Keyboarding Topics:

1. Demonstrate the ability to produce in a mailable format all documents from typewritten, rough draft, handwritten, or author-edited copy.

2. Demonstrate the ability to produce various reports with footnotes, endnotes, and references.

3. Continue to demonstrate the ability to produce in mailable format the documents covered in previous document production classes. Produce all required assignments and tests and exams to mailable business standards within prescribed time limits.

4. Follow verbal and written instructions.

5. Demonstrate a touch keyboarding proficiency skill of 60 wpm or higher.

6. Demonstrate an attitude of professionalism, as evidenced by an ability to meet deadlines, complete assignments and perform tests and in-class assignments as scheduled.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.