Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Document Production

 Title Abbreviation:   DOCUMENT PRODUCTION

 Department:    OBT

 Course #:    124

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    520204

 EPC:    547

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Use word processing software to produce accurate business documents including letters, envelopes and labels, memos, tables, reports, agendas, itineraries, and minutes using standard business formats. Includes proofreading.


Prerequisite: OBT 122 or equivalent.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Use the necessary word processing commands to complete document processing activities.
  2. Develop proofreading skills.
  3. Key, format, and edit business letters using standard business styles.
  4. Key and format envelopes and labels.
  5. Key, format, and edit memos and other interoffice communications.
  6. Key, format, and edit business and academic reports.
  7. Key and format tables.
  8. Key, format, and edit other business documents such as forms, agendas, minutes, and resumes.
  9. Apply formatting standards and proofreading skills to all work produced.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

Course Contents

  1. Proofreading techniques and proofreaders´┐Ż marks.
  2. Business letter formats.
  3. USPS guidelines for keying envelopes and labels.
  4. Interoffice communication formats.
  5. Report formats.
  6. Tables and tabular formats.
  7. Formatting techniques for other common business documents.