Middle School Keyboarding Syllabus      


    COURSE TITLE:              Keyboarding (Middle School)


    PREREQUISITE:              None


    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.


    MAIN TOPICS:                                 

    ·         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.