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Course Code: OADM 1206
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Office Administration
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 Weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course develops and improves touch-typing skills.

Course Content

  1. Ergonomic principles
  2. Keyboarding timings
  3. Correct technique
  4. Speed and accuracy drill exercises

Methods of Instruction

The instructor will facilitate learning through demonstration, individual instruction, and guided group activities. Students will use computer software to develop keyboarding skills.

Means of Assessment

To obtain a grade of mastery

  1. all assignments must be completed
  2. proper technique must be demonstrated
  3. minimum speed of 30 NWPM with 98% accuracy must be achieved on a minimum of three 5-minute timings

Learning Outcomes

The learner has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. keyboard accurately using touch-typing technique to produce alphanumeric copy to meet entry-level industry standards.
  2. achieve keyboarding speed of 30 Net Words Per Minute (NWPM) with 98% accuracy on a minimum of three 5-minute timings.

course prerequisites

Courses listed here must be completed prior to this course:

  • No prerequisite courses


Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses


Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • OADM 1103 with a grade of B+ or higher
  • OADM 1303 with a grade of C or higher

curriculum guidelines

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.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.