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ITS 102 - Keyboarding/Word Processing

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: DEV 061 or CPE 061
Corequisites : None
Instructor Permission Required: No
Course Status: Approved

Course Description:
Development of techniques for proper keyboarding skills. Creating and editing documents using packaged word processing software. Strongly recommended for students who have few or no keyboarding skills. Can be used as a substitute for ITS 12W.

Course Goals and Learning Objectives:
1. Use Keyboarding Pro software.

  • log on to the computer
  • open Keyboarding Pro software
  • log on to Keyboarding Pro
  • key lessons from Keyboarding Pro
  • print lessons from Keyboarding Pro

2. Key the alphabetic and numeric text by touch using proper technique.

  • keep eyes on copy
  • keep feet flat on floor
  • Keep elbows close to sides
  • keep fingers slightly curved above keys
  • maitain correct fingering for reaches

3. Keyboard at a speed of 35 GWAM on one-minute timed writings with no errors.

  • access timed writing program in Open Screen in Keyboarding Pro software
  • set timer for one-minute timed writings in Open Screen
  • accurately proofread timed writings
  • print timings from Keyboarding Pro timing program

4. Create, Save, and Retrieve Documents.

  • understand Word Processing software
  • start Word 2002
  • understand the Word program window
  • save a document
  • print a document
  • use the Help system
  • close a document
  • exit Word

5. Edit Documents.

  • open a document
  • use Wizards and Templates
  • select text
  • cut and paste text
  • copy and paste text
  • use the Office Clipboard
  • use the Spelling and Grammar Checker
  • use the thesaurus
  • use Find and Replace
  • insert text with AutoCorrect

6. Format Text and Paragraphs

  • format with fonts
  • change font styles and effects
  • change line and paragraph spacing
  • align paragraphs
  • work with Click and Type
  • work with tabs
  • work with indents
  • add bullets and numbering
  • add borders and shading

7. Format Documents

  • set document margins
  • divide a document into sections
  • add page breaks
  • add page numbers
  • insert Headers/Footers
  • edit Headers/Footers
  • format columns
  • insert Clip Art

8. Illustrate Documents with Graphics

  • add graphics
  • resize graphics
  • position graphics
  • create text boxes
  • create AutoShapes
  • use the Drawing Canvas
  • create WordArt

Clark State General Policies:
Assessment of Student Academic Achievement - Student learning is central to all that we do at the College. Faculty assess student learning in a variety of ways, including in-course assessments, portfolios, certification examinations, employer surveys, transfer studies, and many others. The College measures its effectiveness through the results of our assessment of student learning and uses those results to improve student learning.

Students with Disabilities - It is
Clark State's policy to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. Our goal is to help students succeed in this course. If you have a physical, mental, or learning disability and you need a reasonable accommodation to help you achieve success, please contact Maryrae Kearney, Disability Services Specialist (RH 127B, 328-6019). To best provide the accommodation you need, make this request as soon as possible, since accommodations cannot be made to change a grade you have received for course work already completed.

Tutoring Services - Tutoring services are available for most courses. These services are provided free of charge. Tutoring is provided by professional and student tutors. Tutor request cards are located at the Brinkman Receptionist's desk and in
Rhodes 220. For information, please call 328-3847.

Course Withdrawal - If for any reason you cannot complete this or any other course, you must officially withdraw from the class. Even if you never attend class, if you are officially enrolled in a course, you will receive a grade for the course unless you complete and submit a drop form with appropriate signatures to the registrar. If you have not completed all of the work, that grade can only be an F. Drop forms are available in the division office, in the counseling office, or from the registrar.

After midterm, you must have the instructor's permission to withdraw from a class; therefore, his or her signature must be on the form before you submit it to the registrar. For the last date to withdraw without the signature of the instructor, check the quarterly schedule. If you do decide to withdraw from a class and have any kind of financial aid, you should consult with the financial aid office prior to the withdrawal to determine what, if any, effect it will have on your financial aid status.

Incomplete Grade - If you have been progressing satisfactorily in a course, but for reasons beyond your control (death in family, personal illness, etc.) you cannot complete all of the requirements for the course, you can request an incomplete grade (I) from the instructor. If the instructor agrees, you will work out a mutually agreeable completion schedule. The instructor will complete a grade change form once the course work is completed. If the grade change is not submitted by the Friday of the fifth week of the following term (fall for both spring and summer), the grade will automatically change to an F.

Academic Dishonesty - Using the ideas, expressions, writings, etc., of another person and representing them as your own is one form of academic dishonesty and can result in severe penalties, including failure on a project or in a course. Plagiarism includes not only word-for-word copying but also the use of the general ideas of another without giving appropriate credit to the source. Students are responsible for knowing the Law and Order Regulations in the college catalog.

Children in Classes - Children are not allowed in classes without the prior approval of the instructor. No children are allowed in lab classrooms or lab sessions. If permission is granted to bring a child into a class, it is the parent's responsibility to see that the child in no way disturbs other students or the class in general. Even after permission is granted, the instructor always has the right to ask a parent and child to leave a class if any kind of disruption takes place. Individuals who bring children to the college for any reason are expected to supervise them at all times.

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