OADM140 College Keyboarding and Document Processing

Department of Business Studies: Office Administration

I. Course Number and Title
OADM140 College Keyboarding and Document Processing
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information

OADM101 plus OADM104 may be used in lieu of OADM140.
This course is offered only in the TOTAL Lab.

VI. Catalog Course Description
Students use computers to learn the touch method of keyboarding and the basic features of Microsoft Word to produce letters, tables, reports and memos. Eligibility for exemption determined by placement test.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. type on a keyboard at a minimum speed of 30 wpm on a five-minute straight copy timed writing with no more than one error per minute;
    2. apply proper formatting procedures and accurately key business and personal letters, tables, memos, bound and unbound reports, and bibliographies;
    3. demonstrate the ability to proof and edit all documents for proper hyphenation, capitalization, spelling, word usage and punctuation; and
    4. interpret proofreaders' marks properly using word processing software rough draft copy.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. the alphabetic keyboard
    2. the numeric keyboard
    3. symbol keys
    4. orientation to word processing
    5. business letters
    6. simple tables
    7. academic and business reports
    8. rough draft reports
    9. reports with footnotes
    10. employment documents
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals is based on:

    1. keying a 5-minute times writing with a minimum speed of 30 wpm with no more than one error per minute
    2. creating a properly formatted business letter, memorandum, report and table using Microsoft Word.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 3/99; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 1/2010; New Core 8/2015