Course Syllabus

Microsoft Imagine Academy Syllabus

Word and PowerPoint 2016                                                 Mr. Stinson

Marvin Ridge High School                                              



Course Goal:


By the end of this course, students should be proficient in Microsoft Word 2016 and Microsoft Powerpoint 2016.  Students are expected to earn industry-recognized certifications in both Word 2016 and Powerpoint 2016.  All students will take two online performance tests in an effort to become certified in Microsoft Word 2016 and PowerPoint 2016.


This curriculum was designed to meet the NC State Board of Education’s Guiding Mission, “that every public school student will graduate from high school, globally competitive for work and post-secondary education and prepare for life in the 21st century.”  The course is rigorous and relevant, is based on state and national content standards, and engages technology to teach today’s students.  Related business and industry partners have endorsed this course as one that helps to prepare students for high-skill, high-wage, and/or high-demand occupational opportunities.


*Prerequisite (Strongly Recommended):  Keyboarding Skill - minimum of 35 words per minute based on a five-minute timed writing with errors corrected.


Attendance, Tardy and Makeup


All Marvin Ridge attendance and tardy policies apply in this course. Makeup work can be scheduled before or after school. Please make an appointment for makeup work within one week of absence.


Grading Scale


Quizzes, labs, classwork, class participation and projects will determine each six week grade. A point system will be used. Everything will be given a point value ranging from 1 – 100 points. Each six weeks is worth 25% of your final grade. There is also a mandatory state exam at the end of the course that is worth 25% of your semester grade.


Supplies Needed:


  • A 1” 3-ring binder with pockets, or space in a larger notebook containing more than one class information.  A few handouts will be given with holes punched for your convenience.  The better organized you are, the better student you will be.  It is a good idea to keep your notes for each unit so you can use them to study for the mid-term and final exams.  Pen or pencil may also be needed each day.
  • Personal ear buds or headsets can be used as needed but these are only to be used when instructed by your teacher.


Pacing Guide

1.00 Understand word processing software application skills using Microsoft Word 2016.
1.01 Understanding Word
1.02 Basic Editing
1.03 Character Formatting
1.04 Paragraph Formatting
1.05 Managing Text Flow
1.06 Creating Tables
1.07 Working with Themes, Style Sets, Backgrounds, Quick Parts, and Text Boxes
1.08 Using Illustrations and Graphics
1.09 Formatting a Research Paper
2.00 Understand advanced word processing skills using Microsoft Word 2016.
2.01 Managing Document Changes
2.02 Advanced Editing and Formatting
2.03 Protecting and Sharing Documents
2.04 Customizing Documents
2.05 Using Macros, QuickParts, and Content Links
2.06 Using Fields, Forms and Indexes
2.07 Performing Mail Merges
3.00 Understand presentation software application skills using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.
3.01 PowerPoint Essentials
3.02 Presentation Basics
3.03 Working with Text
3.04 Designing a Presentation
3.05 Adding Tables to Slides
3.06 Using Charts in a Presentation
3.07 Creating SmartArt Graphics
3.08  Adding a Graphics to a Presentation
3.09 Using Animation and Multimedia
3.10 Securing and Sharing a Presentation
3.11 Delivering a Presentation


Contact Information:


I am available during 1st block by appointment only. Please feel free to contact the school and leave a message at (704) 290-1520, or you may e-mail me at


Office Hours for tutoring:

Tuesday 7:20am – 7:50am and Thursday 7:20am – 7:50am, or by appointment.

Course Summary:

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