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Keyboarding

Course NumberOAT 170
Credits2
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours30
Course DescriptionDevelops the touch system of the alphabetic, numeric, symbol keys and the 10-key pad of the microcomputer keyboard. Credit may be earned in OSE 170 or OAT 170 but not in both. A waiver test is available for those who are proficient in typing. (30-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate the ability to use the letter, number, and symbol keys on the computer keyboard.
Objectives:
  1. Complete practice work using the letter, number, and symbol keys
  2. Complete at least three time writings that show the ability to keyboard by touch for 3 minutes at 25-30 gross words per minute with five or fewer errors. (Error correction is not allowed.)

Demonstrate the ability to use the numeric keypad on the computer keyboard.
Objectives:
  1. Complete practice work using the numeric keypad.
  2. Complete at least two timings that show the ability to keystroke by touch for 5 minutes on 100-stroke problems at a rate of 75-80 keystrokes per minute with no more than one incorrect answer. (Error correction is allowed.)

Demonstrate the ability to use the computer effectively and efficiently.
Objectives:
  1. Operate the keyboard by touch using correct technique.
  2. Use computers, printers, and storage media.
  3. Open, close, and use various software programs.

Demonstrate a basic understanding of document processing.
Objectives:
  1. Use text enhancement features (bold, underline, italics, all caps, font changes), various alignments, tabs, line spacing changes, text selection methods, and cursor movement commands.
  2. Format simple documents, such as letters and reports.

Demonstrate the ability to proofread typed copy.
Objectives:
  1. Proofread timed writings for accuracy.
  2. Proofread and correct errors on document processing projects.

Demonstrate efficient work habits.
Objectives:
  1. Attend class promptly and consistently.
  2. Follow written and oral directions.
  3. Meet homework and project deadlines.




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