House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

POFT-2301-20 (Intermed Keyboarding)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorGranger, Patricia A.
Phone(409) 984-6392
E-mailgrangp@lamarpa.edu
Department
Business and Technology
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
E-mail:trahanma@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:M-TH 7;30-8, MW 9-10, TTH 11-1, F 8-10:30
Building:Student Center (PAMP)
Room #:417
Course Information
Course ID #10233
Course Subject-Number-SectionPOFT-2301-20
Course TitleIntermed Keyboarding
Course Description A continuation of keyboarding skills emphasizing acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting documents
Course Prerequisites Ability to keyboard 30 wpm or better
Required Textbooks Gregg College Keyboarding Lsn 61-120 by Ober, McGraw-Hill, 11e
Learning Objectives Produce, alphanumeric, and numeric material with proficiency, apply mailability standards to document production, use proofreading and editing skills, and format and produce a variety of business documents using word processing software

Speed Scale:

A (95) = 45-49 wpm or better

B (85) = 40-44 wpm

C (75) = 35-39 wpm

D (65) = 30-34 wpm

F (0) = Below 30 wpm

Major Assignments January 18-21: Introduction to class, timed writing to confirm speed levels

January 24-28: Unit 13: Review of simple business documents and skill refinement

Assignments: Document formatting from Lessons 61-64

Lab: Practical application of word processing/language arts skills

January 31-February 4: Unit 14: Correspondence

Assignments: Document formatting from Lessons 66-68

Lab: Pratical application of word processing/language arts skills

February 7-11: Unit 14: Memos with tables and memo reports

Assignments: Document formatting from Lessons 69-70

Lab: Practical application of word processing/language arts skills

February 14-18: Test over Units 13 and 14/Unit 15: Itineraries, agendas, minutes of meetings

Assignments: Document formatting from Lessons 71-72

Lab: Practial application of word processing/language arts skills

February 21-25: Unit 15: Procedures manuals and reports

Assignments: Document formatting from Lessons 73-75

Lab: Practial application of word processing/language arts skills

February 28-March 4: Unit 16: Tables

Assignments: Document formatting from Lessons 76-78

Lab: Practical application of word processing/language arts skills

March 7-11: Spring break

March 14-18: Unit 16 continued

Assignments: Document formatting from Lessons 79-80

Lab: Practical application of word processing/language arts skills

March 21-25: Test over 15 and 16/Unit 17: International formatting

Assignments: Document formatting from Lessons 81-85

Lab: Practical application of word processing/language arts skills

March 28-April 1: Unit 18: Formal report project

Assignments: Document formatting from Lessons 86-90

Lab: Practical application of word processing/language arts skills

April 4-8: Units 19,20/21,22: Medical, legal, and forms

Assignments: Document formatting from Lessons 91-105

Lab: Practial application of word processing/language arts skills

April 11-15: Continue Unit 22 and 23: Office publications and merged documents

Assignments: Document formatting from Lessons 106-110 and 111-115

Lab: Practical application of word processing/language arts skills

April 18-20: Continue Unit 23/Test over 17-23

Assignments: Documents formatting review

Lab: Practical application of review assignments

April 25-29: Unit 24: In-basket assignments and skillbuildng

Assignments: Document formatting from Lessons 116-120

Lab: Practical application of word processing/language arts skills

May 2-6: In-basket assignments

May 9-11: Continue in-basket assignment and review

Entire semester includes skill building for speed and accuracy and five-minute timings

Discussion Topics Academic Policies:

See important ain published semester course schedule.

The comprehensive final exam is mandatory. All students must take the exam on the scheduled date and time, and failure to do so will result in a 0" for the fianl exam.

You will be allowed one makeup exam during the semester. If you miss an exam, contact the instructor within 24 hours. If you miss more than one exam, those exams will be given a grade of zero.

Every student must have a copy of the required textbooks by the second week of class. The student will still be responsible for any assignments givenl. Failure to have a text may result in being dropped from the class.

Student IDs are required on the first exam. IDs must be visible on your desk before the exam is administered--no ID, no exam.

Attendance Policy Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student attendance daily. In addiiton atendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill deveopment.

Tardiness is not acceptable.

The instructor reserves the right to drop any student missing more than two weeks of class (six MWF classes, four TTH classes).

Instructor will accept late work with a 15-point penalty. The late work must be turned in the next class meeting or will not be graded.

Quizzes may be given at the beginning of the class period. Students coming in to class late will not be allowed to take the quiz. A grade of zero will be recorded for the quiz.

You are responsible for completing all assigned homework and for being prepared for each class meeting. This applies even if you were absent for the previous class meeting.

Determination of Final Grade Tests 60%, Quizzes/Assignments 30%, Speed 10%
Final Exam Date May 13, 2011 - 11:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

90-100A
80-89B
70-79C
60-69D
Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)

 

 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.

 

 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.

 

 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.

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