Middle School Keyboarding Syllabus
COURSE TITLE: Keyboarding (Middle School)
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.
· Address elements of student life.
· 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.
· Increase keyboarding speed and accuracy.
· Proofread 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.
· Edit copy.
· 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.
CREDIT INFO: This course provides (1) elective credit required for the Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma.