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Here is the illustrating code:

\documentclass[letterpaper, 10pt]{article}
\usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry}
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage[none]{hyphenat}
\begin{document}

\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{|m{4.5cm}|m{1.2cm}<{\centering}|m{8cm}|c|}
\hline
\centering \textbf{Course Name} & \centering \textbf{Date} & \centering \textbf{Textbook} & \centering \textbf{Grade} \tabularnewline \hline

C Programming Language \& Lab & 09/2009 - 12/2009 & Brian W. Kernighan, and Dennis M. Ritchie, \textit{The C Programming Language}, 2nd ed. ISBN:9780131103627 & 89 \\ \hline

Integrative Practice on Courses & 07/2011 & LUPA, \textit{Linux Software Engineer}, ISBN:9787030199645 & 87 \\ \hline
\end{tabular}
\end{center}

\end{document}

As shown in the PDF generated, there are too much space between some words because I disabled automatic hyphenation. I'd like to leave only single space between words, without justify align.

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    – Werner
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 17:08

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You can use a \raggedright alignment for the columns of interest:

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\documentclass[letterpaper, 10pt]{article}
\usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry}% http://ctan.org/pkg/geometry
\usepackage{array}% http://ctan.org/pkg/array
\usepackage[none]{hyphenat}% http://ctan.org/pkg/hyphenat
\begin{document}

\begin{center}
  \begin{tabular}{|m{4.5cm}|m{1.2cm}<{\centering}|m{8cm}|c|}
    \hline
    \centering \textbf{Course Name} & \centering \textbf{Date} & \centering \textbf{Textbook} & \centering \textbf{Grade} \tabularnewline
    \hline
    C Programming Language \& Lab & 09/2009 - 12/2009 & 
      Brian W. Kernighan, and Dennis M. Ritchie, \textit{The C Programming Language}, 2nd ed. ISBN:9780131103627 & 89 \\
    \hline
    Integrative Practice on Courses & 07/2011 & LUPA, \textit{Linux Software Engineer}, ISBN:9787030199645 & 87 \\
    \hline
  \end{tabular}
\end{center}

\begin{center}
  \begin{tabular}{|>{\raggedright}m{4.5cm}|>{\centering}m{1.2cm}|>{\raggedright}m{8cm}|c|}
    \hline
    \centering \textbf{Course Name} & \centering \textbf{Date} & \centering \textbf{Textbook} & \centering \textbf{Grade} \tabularnewline
    \hline
    C Programming Language \& Lab & 09/2009 - 12/2009 & 
      Brian W. Kernighan, and Dennis M. Ritchie, \textit{The C Programming Language}, 2nd ed. ISBN:9780131103627 & 89 \\
    \hline
    Integrative Practice on Courses & 07/2011 & LUPA, \textit{Linux Software Engineer}, ISBN:9787030199645 & 87 \\
    \hline
  \end{tabular}
\end{center}

\end{document}
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  • Thank you! Just one more question, what are the ">""<"'s used for?
    – goldfrapp04
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 10:54
  • @goldfrapp04: >{<stuff>} is used to insert <stuff> before each cell entry in that column, while <{<stuff>} inserts <stuff> after each cell entry. Read p 2 of the array documentation.
    – Werner
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 15:11

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