Course Number: CAS 121A
Transcript Title: Beginning Keyboarding
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: July 10, 2015
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F, P-NP (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0
Approved delivery mode:
Introduces alphabetic and basic punctuation portion of computer keyboard by touch. Develops and improves basic keyboarding techniques. Introduces professional business document functions. Recommended: placement into RD 90 and WR 90; CAS 103, CAS 104. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:
- Key by touch the alphabet portion of the keyboard
- Apply correct keyboarding techniques in accordance with current ergonomic standards
- Use basic text document functions to open, save, and edit documents
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessment may include: Projects with original work, reflection journals, group discussions, open ended assessment, timed writings with a minimum speed of 15 words per minute with a maximum of 5 errors, objective tests on basic document functions.
Course Activities and Design
Activities may include: readings and videos, class discussions, reflection writings, open ended assignments, timed typing tests
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Develop correct touch keyboarding techniques for alphabetic keys at minimum speed and accuracy levels.
- Develop correct touch keyboarding technique of some of the auxiliary parts of the keyboard at minimum speed and accuracy levels.
- Apply correct keyboarding techniques and safety techniques of relaxation and exercise to prevent computer-related disabilities such as carpal tunnel and eyestrain.
- Understand basic text document functions.
- Understand the importance of touch keyboarding
Instructors will do timed assessments first week of class. Timed writings with a minimum speed of 15 words per minute with a maximum of 5 errors at end of course.