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Keyboarding

OAT 170

Keyboarding

OAT 170

Course Description

Develops 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:

  • Complete practice work using the letter, number, and symbol keys
  • 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:

  • Complete practice work using the numeric keypad.
  • 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:

  • Operate the keyboard by touch using correct technique.
  • Use computers, printers, and storage media.
  • Open, close, and use various software programs.

Demonstrate a basic understanding of document processing.

Objectives:

  • Use text enhancement features (bold, underline, italics, all caps, font changes), various alignments, tabs, line spacing changes, text selection methods, and cursor movement commands.
  • Format simple documents, such as letters and reports.

Demonstrate the ability to proofread typed copy.

Objectives:

  • Proofread timed writings for accuracy.
  • Proofread and correct errors on document processing projects.

Demonstrate efficient work habits.

Objectives:

  • Attend class promptly and consistently.
  • Follow written and oral directions.
  • Meet homework and project deadlines.