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BCOT 131 Syllabus

BCOT 131 - Beginning College Keyboarding & Document Processing

INSTRUCTOR: Mrs. Joyce Shopfner
E-MAIL: jshopfner@cerritos.edu
VOICE MAIL: 562-860-2451 Extension 4023

TEXT: GREGG COLLEGE KEYBOARDING & DOCUMENT PROCESSING WITH WORD 2013 - Lessons 1-60; McGraw-Hill, 11th edition (Kit 1: Textbook, WORD 2013 Manual and Access Code)  By Ober, Johnson, Zimmerly.  You must have an unused access code to do your work.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS TO WORK WITH GDP 11: You must purchase the textbook with the access code to work on-line or on campus.  You will need a computer with 512 MB RAM (required) or 1 GM (recommended); 1 GHz+ processor; Adobe Flash Player v1.1+; Screen Resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher; Hi-Speed Internet access; E-mail addressw with program to write, send receive, and read E-mail; ability to use E-mail; Microsoft
WORD software, and Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a basic course in keyboarding designed to teach control of the keyboard by touch. The student will learn basic computer parts, terminology, and how to prepare documents.

GRADING PROCEDURE: The final grade will be determined from assignments, exams, and 5 minute timed writings.  

  • 540 - 600 = A
  • 480 - 539 = B
  • 420 - 479 = C
  • 360 - 419 = D

ASSIGNMENTS: (300 points) There are 13 assignments (see grade sheet for point value).  All assignments must be complete and submitted on time to receive full credit.  Points are deducted for incomplete or late assignments.

EXAMS: (150 points) Three exams will be given each worth 50 points.  NO Makeups.

TIMED WRITINGS: (150 points)  Points for timed writings will be based on the three best five minute timed writings with five errors or less.  

  • 45+ wpm (words per minute)
  • 50 Points
  • 40 - 44 wpm
  • 40 Points
  • 30 - 39 wpm
  • 30 Points
  • 25 - 29 wpm
  • 20 Points

CODE OF CONDUCT: Students are expected to uphold the College's standard of conduct relating to academic honesty.  Students are responsible for the content and integrity of academic work submitted.  Assignments, timed writings, and exams must be student's own work.  Violations of this Code are subject to receive a failing grade for the course.

Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by failure on exam, paper or project; failure in course; and/or expulsion from the College.  For more information refer to the "Academic Honest/Dishonesty" policy in the College Catalog.

ASSIGNMENTS: See CANVAS for further information on weekly assignments and due dates.

Students are responsible for purchasing the textbook, WORD manual and unused Access Code, gaining access to the Internet, and completing assignment on time.

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