Last updated: 8/29/2008
Niagara Falls City School District
630 66th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Business - BUS 130 - MOS Word/Power Point/Excel - Grs. 10-12 - 10 Weeks

(1) CDOS.E.1 Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions.
(1) CDOS.E.2 Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings.


  • Students will prepare for thier Microsoft Office Certification.  By taking this class, they will understand that they will be able to apply these relevant skills in today's society and in their subject areas in high school, college, as well as in the world of work
  • Preparing for MOS Certification. 
  • Microsoft Word 2007 - Publishing 2007 Text Preparing for MOS Certification.
To begin a career plan that would assist in the transition from school into a career option.  By working on meaningful projects and realistic tasks, students will learn how to use and apply troubleshooting strategies.
  • To use electronic media (Internet, World Wide Web, Fax), to communiate internationally
  • To help create an awareness and importance of being able to be a competitive global worker
  • MOS EXAMS (Microsoft Office Specialist)
  • Exam in Word 2007 (or the next platform of 2007)
(1) CDOS.E.3a Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace.


  • Open/close Microsoft Word, log on and off, save their work, and move their files into their user space
  • Identify and use the standard and formatting toolbars, as well as, to be able to customize their toolbars and perform other keyboard and mouse commands
When the District migrates to the implementation of 2007, we will move to the next platform of Microsoft Word 2007.
  • To identify transferable skills that are used in all grades, subjects, and areas.
  • CDOS 1-3, A, B
DDC Publishing Exam allowing students who score 90% or better the opportunity to take a test which will enable them to be eligible for permanent MOS Certification through MICROSOFT TESTING CENTER
(1) CDOS.C.3b Students who choose a career major will acquire the career-specific technical knowledge/skills necessary to progress toward gainful employment, career advancement, and success in postsecondary programs.
(1) ELA.10.R.1 Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information and understanding.
(1) ELA.10.R.2 Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.
(1) ELA.10.R.3 Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical analysis and evaluation.
(1) MST5 Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.
  • Create, open and save documents and organize files
  • Understand how to manipulate windows
  • Understand word basics such as changing fonts, spell check, undo/redo, select all, page set up, page preview, and printing applications
  • Change the document and enhance long and short documetns using tabs, tables, and columns and clipart
  • Use grammar checks and the thesaurus to complete a document
  • Learn how to view a publication at different magnifications and add footnotes, and headers and footers
  • Add and delete pages and chagne margins
  • Cut, copy, and paste and use word count
  • Learn how to edit documents with AutoCorrect, AutoComplete, and Auto Text
  • Create page breaks and insert page numbers
  • Understand find, go to and replace keys

  • Microsoft Office Real Word Applications
  • Guest speakers
  • Hands on and critical thinking will move our software to the next platform
  • Preparing for MOS Certification Word 2007
  • Students will work on numerous exercises that focus on exam preparation
  • Students will be introduced to concepts that will explain when and why they use each skill
  • Activities will consist of teaching skills that will provide feedback to the students
  • Flash Drive
  • Quizzes and tests
  • Powerpoint Demonstrations
  • Hands-on tasks and evaluations
  • To demonstrate the applcation of skills that are used for problem solving using current technology
  • To become an independent, self-sufficient person who can communicate effectively with others
  • To understand how to use correct technical terminology for effective workplace communication
  • To understand the relationship between technical interests and skills and abilities towards future career decisions
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