Description Keyboarding is an essential skill in academic and occupational areas. This course provides an introduction to and/or refinement of touch skills for entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information. Keyboarding is a required foundation course for all Business occupational/technical programs requiring the use of the computer. As a basic communications course, students learn to key the touch system and format documents with Word. Students apply their keyboarding skills to the production of letters, memos, tables, and reports.
*Demonstrate Workplace Readiness Skills.
* Identify computer system components*Describe ergonomic and repetitive strain injury guidelines as related to safe computer use.*Maintain workstation, equipment, materials, and supplies.*Boot, access, reboot, and shut down an operating system and start and exit software programs.*Input data and commands using peripherals.*Key alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic information using touch system and correct techniques.*Manipulate data/software/operating system using ribbons, launchers, icons, and pull-down menu, mouse, and function keys.*Use file external storage device and online management techniques.
*Improve keyboarding techniques, keyboarding speed and accuracy.
*Edit and p roofread copy, using proofreaders’ marks.
*Write letters, memos, e-mails, reports, blogs, outlines and tables, using the English writing process.
*Key and format letters, memos, e-mails, reports, outlines, columns, and tables.
*Key, format, and merge addresses on labels and envelopes.
*Produce documents incorporating graphic elements, including tables and graphs.
*Obtain assistance for preparing documents from electronic and hard-copy references and documentation.
*Troubleshoot computer problems.
*Correlate keyboarding skills with the appropriate career pathways.
* Develop and update a resume.
*Complete an online and/or written job application form.
*Create an electronic and/or hard-copy portfolio containing representative samples of student work.
*Identify potential employment barriers for nontraditional groups and ways to overcome the barriers.