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Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Computer Keyboarding
Name
CIS-3100AE
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Description
If you want to learn touch-typing or improve your existing typing skills, this is the perfect course for you! In these lessons, you'll use the Keyboarding Pro 5 program, a typing tutorial designed for personal computers, to learn how to touch-type—that is, to type text you read from a printed page or a computer screen without looking at your keyboard.
Course Objectives
  1. have learned how to create, edit, and save word processing documents.
  2. have learned how to use the word processor's timed writing feature to continually hone your skills
  3. have learned posture tips to minimize fatigue and help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Wednesday - Lesson 01

    Our first lesson guides you step by step as you download, install, and set up Key Pro 5. You'll also get acquainted with the program, learning about the home row keys and the reach to the i key on the QWERTY keyboard. Are you confused about what home row and QWERTY mean? Don't worry—I'll explain it all.
  2. Friday - Lesson 02

    Now that you're getting comfortable with the home row on the QWERTY keyboard, it's time to introduce you to some new keys. Today you'll learn the proper techniques for lowercase letters. You'll also use Key Pro 5 to practice the reaches to the e and the n. Also, is all this typing causing you aches and pains? You'll find out how to reduce fatigue while typing. The good habits you learn today will pay off in the future!
  3. Wednesday - Lesson 03

    In this lesson, you'll learn four new keystrokes: left SHIFT, h, t, and period (.). I'll also provide some tips on improving speed and accuracy and introduce you to the Key Pro 5 word processor program
  4. Friday - Lesson 04

    Continue to build your keyboarding vocabulary by learning four new key reaches in this lesson: r, right SHIFT, c, and o. We'll also talk about “the Zen of typing” . . . in other words, how touch-typing becomes an instinctive and unconscious action.
  5. Wednesday - Lesson 05

    Your typing vocabulary continues to expand rapidly with the addition of the reaches to the w, comma, b, and p. Before you know it, you'll be typing complete paragraphs! This lesson also covers what you need to know about carpal tunnel syndrome, a serious and painful condition that you can avoid.
  6. Friday - Lesson 06

    Expand your typing vocabulary by mastering four more key reaches: the g, question mark (?), x, and u. Just a few more reaches, and you'll know how to type the whole alphabet! In this lesson, you'll also learn about the function (FN) key and the numbers lock (NUM LOCK) key, which are on most laptop keyboards.
  7. Wednesday - Lesson 07

    Today you'll add another four reaches to your typing vocabulary: q, m, v, and apostrophe ('). You'll also learn how to save a document with a word processing program.
  8. Friday - Lesson 08

    It's time to add another four reaches to your typing vocabulary: the z, y, quotation mark ("), and TAB keys. After this lesson, you'll know the reaches to all the alphabetic keys! You'll also find out how to open, edit, and resave word processing documents.
  9. Wednesday - Lesson 09

    Are you ready to improve your skills and learn some new ones? After you review the z, y, x, q, v, quotation mark, and CAPS LOCK keys, you'll learn the reaches to the numbers 1 and 8. Then you'll take timed writings in the Key Pro 5 word processor.
  10. Friday - Lesson 10

    What's the difference between the DELETE key, the BACKSPACE key, and the Cut command? By the end of this lesson, you'll understand how and when to use these three editing tools. You'll also continue to improve your skills with the alphabetic keys, plus you'll learn more number reaches: 5, 0, 2, and 7.
  11. Wednesday - Lesson 11


    When should you spell out numbers (like this: one, nine, five hundred), and when should you write them as figures (1, 9, 500)? I'll explain in this lesson. You'll also continue to improve your skills with the keys you've already learned, and you'll finish the number reaches by mastering 4, 9, 3, and 6. Then you’ll learn two symbol reaches: the dollar sign ($) and the hyphen (-).
  12. Friday - Lesson 12


    You've already mastered some of the symbols and punctuation marks. Today, in our last lesson together, you'll meet the rest of the symbols. You'll also work on your accuracy and speed with the Key Pro 5 Skill Building lessons. And you'll find out how you can continue to hone your keyboarding skills long after you've finished this course!
Contact Hours
24
CEU's
2.4
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
Text and Supplies Needed
Internet access
• Email
• One of the following browsers:
o Mozilla Firefox
o Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
o Google Chrome
o Safari
• Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)


A Microsoft Windows-based PC, Windows 2000, XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8 operating system.

When the class starts, you'll receive instructions in Lesson 1 for downloading and installing a working copy of Keyboarding Pro 5. (Note: It will take more than one hour to download this program.) Please do not purchase or download the software from another source.

Note: This course is not suitable for Macintosh users.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 80% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Students must score 70% or better on 10 quizzes or 80% or better on t he final exam.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Non-Credit Online Learning http://ceonline.waketech.edu
919-532-5818 or 919-532-5689