It is expected that students will have learned to “touch-type” before registering for this course. Touch typing means your fingers rest on “home row” when they are not reaching for keys in the upper or bottom rows, and that you can key without looking at the keyboard or your fingers. If you are not touch-typing, OADM 1103 is a more appropriate course for you to take.
- Correct technique
- Health and safety issues
- Speed drill exercises
- Accuracy drill exercises
Students will use computer software to enhance keyboard skills. The instructor will facilitate learning through demonstrations, motivation, and individual instruction.
|Average speed on best three 5-minute timings
on straight text copy
|Average speed on best three 2-minute
|Class assignments, drills, exercises||15%|
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
The learner has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Demonstrate keyboarding techniques which adhere to occupational health and safety work habits.
- Keyboard 5-minute timings to a minimum of 40 net words per minute.
- Keyboard 2-minute alpha and numeric copy to a minimum of 40 net words per minute.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Ober, Improving Speed & Accuracy in Keyboarding, Latest edition, New York: McGraw-Hill
Clayton, 121 Timed Writings with Skillbuilding Drills, Latest edition, Mason, Ohio: Thomson South-Western
Or other textbooks as approved by the department
USB drive as required by the instructor
Double-pocketed folders as required by the instructor
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|