BU-802: Typewriting/Keyboarding II

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BU-802 Typewriting/Keyboarding II

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 1 class hour, 3 lab hours

Credits: 2

Pre-requisites (if any): BU-801

Course Description in college catalog:

Building on the skills developed in BU-801, students are guided toward higher speed, greater accuracy, and improved formatting techniques for letters, manuscripts, statistical material, and reports used in personal, business, and professional life.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

A.A.S. Medical Office Assistant

Certificate Program – Office Administration and Technology

Certificate Program – Healthcare Administration

Certificate Program – Medical Office Assistant

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students will achieve the following course objectives:

  1. Improve keyboarding speed and accuracy skills

  2. Format letters, memorandums, reports and tables that meet business standards

  3. Use graphics in word processing documents

  4. Proofread documents for grammatical and punctuation errors

  5. Evaluate end-of-line (hyphenation) decisions

  6. Master rules for capitalization and number formats

  7. Become familiar with abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols used in business documents

  8. Recognize words in the English language that are often confused and misused

  9. Understand address formats and titles in both domestic and foreign correspondence

  10. Write résumés, application letters, and follow-up letters for employment in corporate/professional offices

Program-specific outcomes

  1. The importance and the impact of technology/software in business and professional offices are stressed throughout the course.

  2. Keyed documents replicate “real world” situations which prepare students for entry-level employment and to climb career paths in office occupations.

  3. Students will become proficient in communication skills (grammar, spelling, word usage, word division, number format, capitalization) which are needed for success in the workplace.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Attendance              

  2. Participation

  3. Assignments

  4. Exams

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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