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BCOT 62 Syllabus

BCOT 62 Computer Keyboarding

INSTRUCTOR: Joyce Shopfner
VOICE MAIL: 562-860-2451 Extension 4023

TEXT: GREGG COLLEGE KEYBOARDING Lessons 1-20; McGraw-Hill, 11th edition By Ober, Johnson, Zimmerly (KIT 4 - Textbook and access code). You must have an unused access code to do your work.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a nine-week course designed for those who do not know how to touch type. Touch typewriting of alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys on computers is emphasized.

STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Students will demonstrate general knowledge of keyboarding theory and practice; will develop keyboarding skills using the alpha, numeric, and symbol keys by touch; demonstrate keyboarding speed and proficiency in a five-minute timed writings exercise.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKING WITH PROGRAM: Computer with 512 MD RAM (required) or 1 GM (recommended); 1GHz+ processor; Adobe Flash Player v10.1+; Screen Resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher; Firefox 13+ or IE7+; Hi-Speed Internet access; an established E-mail address; E-mail program to write, send, receive, and read mail; ability to use E-mail; sound card. Microsoft WORD software, and Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10.

GRADING PROCEDURE: The final grade will be determined from assignments, final exams, and timed writings. All students must take the final exam to qualify for a passing grade in this class.

  •   270 -- 300 =  A
  •   240 -- 269 =  B
  •   210 -- 239 =  C
  •   180 -- 209 =  D

ASSIGNMENTS: (100 points) There are 20 assignments, each worth 5 points. All assignments must be complete and handed in on time to receive full credit. Incomplete or late assignments will be half credit. Extra Credit is available.

FINAL EXAM: (50 points) All students must take the final exam to qualify for a passing grade in this class. NO MAKEUPS.

TIMED WRITINGS:(150 points) Points for timed writings will be based on the three best five minute (5') timed writings with five errors or less. The scale is as follows:

  • 30+ gross words a minute = A 50 points
  • 25 - 29 gross words a minute = B 40 points
  • 20 - 24 gross words a minute = C 30 points
  • 15 - 19 gross words a minute = D 20 points

ATTENDANCE: To be successful in this class you must set aside a regular time to do your work. All students must take an active role in the class by contacting the instructor weekly OR you may be dropped.

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 b y failure on exam, paper or project; failure in course; and/or expulsion from the College.  For more information refer to the "Academic Honesty/Dishonesty" policy in the College Catalog.

NEED FOR ASSISTANCE: If you have any condition, such as a physical or learning disability, which will make it difficult for you to carry out the work as outlined, or which will require academic accommodations, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  Disabled Student Programs and Services (562-860-2451, Ext 2335)

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

Students are responsible for purchasing the textbook and an unused access code, gaining access to the Internet, and completing assignments on time.

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