10-key for Business

Course Number: OS 131
Transcript Title: 10-key for Business
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 16, 2020
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

Prerequisites

MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores

Course Description

Develops 10-Key skills by touch with an emphasis on speed and accuracy. Helps prepare the student for office environments where 10-Key skills are needed. Prerequisite: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the importance of proper hand position for 10-Key number entry, as well as the need to watch the material they are working from instead of the keypad.
  2. Meet industry standards for entry level employment by being able to enter numbers by touch for speed and accuracy of 8000 KPH (Keystrokes per hour) with 98% accuracy.
  3. Complete an employment style 10-Key assessment with 8000 KPH and 98% accuracy.
  4. Evaluate features in printing calculators that would be helpful in an office environment.
  5. Compare their personal skills in 10-Key with industry standards.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may include: timed performance tests, projects, open-ended assignments, journal reflections, self-assessment, professional plan, group projects, and assignments.

Texts and Materials

No textbook, however the course does need an access key.

The access code can be purchased at the CGCC bookstore or by clicking on the link below which will take you to the publisher’s online site where you can also purchase the code. https://store.keyboardingonline.com/

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Outcome #1: Discuss the importance of proper hand position for 10-Key number entry.
  • Correct hand placement.
  • Reasons for watching materials and not the keypad as they work.
Outcome #2: Meet industry standards for average entry level employment by being able to enter numbers by touch for speed and accuracy of 8000 KPH (Keystrokes per hour) with 98% accuracy.
  • Practice correct hand placement.
  • Create muscle memory to increase accuracy and speed.
Outcome #3: Complete an employment style 10-Key assessment (8000 KPH and 98% accuracy)
  • Learn criteria to pass 10-Key assessment.
  • Practice skills necessary to meet or exceed assessment criteria.
  • Complete a mock 10-Key employment style assessment.
Outcome #4: Evaluate features in printing calculators that would be helpful in an office environment.
  • Research printing calculators that are available.
  • Apply the skills of 10-Key to help understand the needs in a printing calculator.
  • Evaluate for features that are useful in an office environment (or other locations that a printing calculator may be helpful).
Outcome #5: Compare their personal skills in 10-Key with industry standards.
  • Identify 10-Key industry standards.
  • Complete an early course reflection on their 10-Key skills and readiness for an office position.
  • Routinely assess if they have met industry 10-Key standards.
  • Identify personal strengths and weakness in relation to 10-Key.
  • Complete an end of the course reflection on their 10-Key skills and readiness for an office position.