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Production Keyboarding

Course Number: CAS 123
Transcript Title: Production Keyboarding
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
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:


CAS 216 or instructor permission


Placement into RD 115 and WR 115 or higher, OS 220, and keying 45 wpm by touch

Course Description

Develops rapid keyboarding and accurate proofreading of business letters, memos, reports, and tables. Improves and increases speed and accuracy of keyboarding skills. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115 or higher, OS 220, and keying 45 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. Use computer and word processing software to quickly and accurately produce business documents following current professional and/or industry standards.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

A letter grade will be issued for this course. Assessment tasks include:

  • Production tests on business documents
  • Must also include at least one other assessment, such as:
    • 5-minute timed writings at a speed of 45 wpm with no more than 5 errors ("C" level)
    • Graded daily assignment reviews
    • Integrated projects

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

  1. Business letters (various styles)
  2. Memos
  3. Templates
  4. Tables
  5. Reports
  6. Headers/footers
  7. Electronic file management
  8. Production timings

May also include:

  1. Special features of letters/envelopes
  2. Documents with graphic elements
  3. Newsletters
  4. Integrated projects
  5. Legal forms

Competencies, Skills

  1. Properly format common business documents that meet mailability standards:
    1. Letters
    2. Memos
    3. Reports
    4. Tables
  2. Use special features of available equipment and software
  3. Develop basic communication skills using the keyboard
  4. Proofread documents for accuracy
  5. Increase speed and accuracy on timed writings