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Production Keyboarding

Course Number: CAS 123
Transcript Title: Production Keyboarding
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: July 10, 2015
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 40
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0
Approved delivery mode:

Prerequisites

CAS 216 or instructor permission

Recommended

OS 220, CAS 122 and keying 45 wpm by touch

Course Description

Builds on keyboarding skills in producing professional business documents. Improves and increases speed and accuracy in timed writings and document processing. Recommended: OS 220, CAS 122 and keying 40 wpm by touch. Prerequisite: CAS 216 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate increased speed & accuracy
  2. Recognize, explain, & evaluate ergonomic factors regarding various work environments & equipment
  3. Produce, edit, and format professional documents in accordance with current industry standards
  4. Demonstrate skill in language arts, including word division, proofreading, punctuation, grammar, spelling, and keyboard composing

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include:  Projects with original work, journals, group discussions, open ended assessment, 5-minute timed writings at a speed of 45 wpm with no more than 5 errors ("C" level), composition of timed documents, integrated projects

Course Activities and Design

Activities may include: online readings and videos, class discussions, reflection writings, open ended assignments, timed writing tests

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

Keyboarding Skills
  • Apply correct keyboarding techniques to increase speed & accuracy in 5’ timed writings
  • Apply correct keyboarding techniques to key timed reports, multipage letters, memos, legal documents, and tables with accuracy and efficiency
Proofreading & Document Processing
  • Apply proofreading skills to format & compose mailable reports, multipage letters, memos, legal documents, and tables
  • Apply correct language art skills to improve spelling, grammar, and proofreading skills
Ergonomics
  • Discuss & explain the impact of ergonomics as it relates to a variety of situations
  • Identify ergonomic solutions for various work environments through research
  • Evaluate & improve current equipment and work space set, based on current industry standards
May also include:
  • Discuss & explain the importance of netiquette
  • Discuss & explain importance of keyboarding in business communication, document readability, and connecting keyboarding skills with job skills
  • Discuss & explain importance of copyright issues and use of Internet information

Department Notes

Recommended – key 40 wpm by touch (5' minute timing/5 errors or less) or instructor's permission. Instructors will do timed assessments first week of class to help with placement.

 

Speed Improvement Scale

5’ Timing Scale

WPM

Percentage/Grade

52 or above

100

53             

97

52

95

51

87

49

85

48

82

47

78

46

75

45

72 – C level-passing

44

68

43

65

42

65

41

62

40

60

39

50