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Fall 2018

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OFT101 - Keyboarding

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops personal computer and keyboarding skills through an individual program of instruction using computer software, including frequent drills to increase speed and accuracy. Introduces simple letters, tabulations, vertical and horizontal centering, and one-page reports. Requires a minimum level of proficiency of 35 words per minute (wpm).

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and skills:

1.Develop keyboarding techniques using the alphabetic keys, number keys, and numeric keypad in the first six weeks of the semester.
2.Key approximately 35 wpm for three minutes with 96% accuracy using timings to develop speed and accuracy
3.Identify components of and demonstrate the ability to format basic business letters, memos, and tables using word processing software with 96% accuracy.***
4.Demonstrate basic computer skills using word processing software such as spell check, formatting, and editing documents by scoring a minimum of 70% on unit tests.

***This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.

Content Outline:
Lessons 1 - 20
Test 1
Three timings at a minimum speed of 25 wpm for 3 minutes/5 errors maximum

Lessons 21 - 40
Test 2
Three timings at a minimum speed of 30 wpm for 3 minutes/5 errors maximum

Lessons 41 - 60
Test 3
Three timings at a minimum speed of 35 wpm for 5 minutes/5 errors maximum

Effective Term: Spring 2002