OADM260 Advanced Keyboarding

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Office Administration

I. Course Number and Title
OADM260 Advanced Keyboarding
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
OADM140 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is designed to increase speed, accuracy, and production of mailable copy. Advanced keyboarding applications are introduced, including various letter styles, comprehensive reports and tables, business statements and forms, itineraries, and cover pages.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. produce properly formatted reports, multipage letters, multipage memos, and tables;
    2. refine proofreading skills and correctly use proofreaders' marks;
    3. format documents from various specialty areas;
    4. format flyers, forms, announcements, cover pages, and newsletters; and
    5. type on a keyboard a minimum of 40 wpm on a five-minute straight copy timed writing with no more than one error per minute.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. skill refnement
    2. multiple letters
    3. special letter parts
    4. letters with tables
    5. multipage memos with tables
    6. memo reports
    7. formal report project
    8. inserting and deleting rows and columns
    9. joining and splitting cells
    10. calculations
    11. formatting options
    12. revising tables
    13. filling in forms: memos
    14. filling in forms: invoices
    15. filling in forms: purchase orders
    16. filling in forms: press releases
    17. filling in forms: labels
    18. different-sized stationary
    19. letters for window envelopes
    20. special letterheads
    21. form letters
    22. meeting reports
    23. procedures manual
    24. manuscript reports
    25. itineraries
    26. tables with font changes
    27. directories
    28. formatting sideways tables
    29. multipage tables
    30. designing letterheads
    31. designing memo forms
    32. designing notepads
    33. designing fax cover forms
    34. designing miscellaneous forms
    35. designing cover pages
    36. designing announcements
    37. designing flyers
    38. designing newsletters
    39. specialized applications: legal
    40. specialized applications: insurance
    41. specialized applications: hospitality
    42. specialized applications: retail
    43. specialized applications: government
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals is based on:

    1. keying a timed writing with a minimum speed of 40 wpm on a five-minute timed writing with no more than one error per minute; and
    2. performance based tests or projects
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 3/99;Revised 1/2010; New Core 8/2015