BU-801: Typewriting/Keyboarding I

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BU-801 Typewriting/Keyboarding I

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

Credits: 2

Course Description in college catalog:

The techniques of touch typewriting/keyboarding are introduced. Students develop the ability to format letters, tables, memoranda, and reports. They learn how to follow instructions and acquire good work habits. Emphasis is on accuracy, speed, and aesthetic arrangement of material used in office situations.

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

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

A.A.S. Medical Assistant

Certificate Program – Office Administration and Technology

Certificate Program – Healthcare Administration

Certificate Program – Medical Office Assistant

Certificate Program in Health Care Office Administration: Managing, Coding, and Billing­

Certificate Program – Office Administration 

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

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

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

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Mastery of the keyboard with the correct technique for touch keyboarding

  2. Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy skills.

  3. Format business letters, memorandums, reports and tables

  4. Evaluate end-of-line software decisions

  5. Apply rules for writing numbers

  6. Proofread and correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors

  7. Complete and submit assignments meeting deadlines

  8. Realize the importance of good work habits (attendance and punctuality)

  9. Develop productive work ethics, follow instructions, and establish task priorities 

Program-specific outcomes

Apply technical skills and use advanced office software to create and edit business documents

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. Participation         

  2. Assignments

  3. 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).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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