Keyboarding Skill Development

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
OADM 1303
Descriptive
Keyboarding Skill Development
Department
Office Administration
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
201430
PLAR
Yes
Semester Length
15 weeks x 4 hours per week = 60 hours
Max Class Size
30
Contact Hours
Lecture: 1 hour Seminar: 3 hours
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Methods Of Instruction

Students will use computer software to enhance keyboard skills.  The instructor will facilitate learning through demonstrations, motivation, and individual instruction.

Course Description
This is a keyboarding course for students wishing to increase their typing speed to a minimum of 40 net words per minute on straight-copy timings. A keyboarding software program will be used to evaluate and provide drills for correcting individual weaknesses. This program has proven very successful in building speed and accuracy to levels commonly sought by employers.
Course Content
  1. Correct technique
  2. Health and safety issues
  3. Speed drill exercises
  4. Accuracy drill exercises
Learning Outcomes

The learner has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

 

  1. Demonstrate keyboarding techniques which adhere to occupational health and safety work habits.
  2. Keyboard 5-minute timings to a minimum of 40 net words per minute.
  3. Keyboard 2-minute alpha and numeric copy to a minimum of 40 net words per minute.
Means of Assessment
Average speed on best three 5-minute timings    
on straight text copy
 65%
Average speed on best three 2-minute
alpha-numeric copy
   5%
Class assignments, drills, exercises   15%
Accuracy certificates   10%
Technique demonstration    5%
Total 100%
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

 

Peters and Haley, Cortez Peters’ Championship Keyboarding Drills, Latest edition, New York, McGraw-Hill.

Clayton, 121 Timed Writings with Skillbuilding Drills, Latest edition, Mason, Ohio, Thomson South-Western.

Prerequisites

Proof of 25 net words per minute on a five-minute timing or OADM 1103 or OADM 1106.

Which Prerequisite