Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: POFT-1127- Section: 71
Introduction to Keyboarding
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Instructor Information
Instructor Angela Clark
E-mailclarkat@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6418
Office
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201A
Hours:By appointment only.
Department
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
E-mail:guillsr@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6381

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Skill development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on the development of acceptable speed and accuracy.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Obtains general knowledge of networking and computer terms through content reading material (PSLO ALPHA) measured by pretest/posttest.
2. Demonstrate basic keyboarding techniques. (PSLO 2) measured with rubrics applied to hands-on projects.
3. Use current Microsoft Office programs to develop professional results from software use. (PSLO 3 &4) measured with rubrics applied to hands-on projects.
4. Students demonstrate ethics and professionalism (PSLO 1), measured by embedded test questions.
Core Objectives Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1. Demonstrates appropriate professionalism in the administrative workplace environment.
SLO 1. Students will demonstrate appropriate professionalism in the administrative workplace
environment
PSLO 2. Uses current business administration skills.
SLO 2. Students will use current business administration skills.
PSLO 3. Uses current business office software applications.
SLO 3. Students will use current business office software applications.
PSLO 4. Proofreads and edits business documents.
SLO 4. Students will proofread and edit business documents.
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Keyboarding and Word Processing Essentials Lessons 1-55: Microsoft Word 2016, Spiral bound Version , 20th Edition
Susie H. Vanhuss; Connie M. Forde; Donna L. Woo; Vicki Robertson
ISBN-10: 1-337-10302-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-337-10302-2
Lecture Topics
Outline
Week    Date     Topic
Week 1    8/24/2020    Introductions, Syllabus Review, Pre-Test
Week 2    8/31/2020    Alphabetic Keys, Proofreading
Week 3    9/7/2020     Labor Day Week (No new class material)
Week 4    9/14/2020    Alphabetic Keys, Proofreading continued
Week 5    9/21/2020    Figure and Symbol Keys, Proofreading continued
Week 6    9/28/2020    Figure and Symbol Keys, Proofreading continued
Week 7    10/5/2020    Exam 1 Module 1
Week 8    10/12/2020    Word 2016 Essentials
Week 9    10/19/2020    Word 2016 Essentials continued
Week 10    10/26/2020    Resume Building
Week 11    11/2/2020    Memos and Letters
Week 12    11/9/2020    Exam 2
Week 13    11/16/2020    Tables
Week 14    11/23/2020    Reports
Week 15    11/30/2020    Graphics
Week 16    12/7/2020    Final Exam & Post -Test
Major Assignments
Schedule
Week    Date     Topic
Week 1    8/24/2020    Introductions, Syllabus Review, Pre-Test
Week 2    8/31/2020    Alphabetic Keys, Proofreading
Week 3    9/7/2020     Labor Day Week (No new class material)
Week 4    9/14/2020    Alphabetic Keys, Proofreading continued
Week 5    9/21/2020    Figure and Symbol Keys, Proofreading continued
Week 6    9/28/2020    Figure and Symbol Keys, Proofreading continued
Week 7    10/5/2020    Exam 1 Module 1
Week 8    10/12/2020    Word 2016 Essentials
Week 9    10/19/2020    Word 2016 Essentials continued
Week 10    10/26/2020    Resume Building
Week 11    11/2/2020    Memos and Letters
Week 12    11/9/2020    Exam 2
Week 13    11/16/2020    Tables
Week 14    11/23/2020    Reports
Week 15    11/30/2020    Graphics
Week 16    12/7/2020    Final Exam & Post -Test




Final Exam Date December 7, 2020 - 5:00 PM   Through  December 9, 2020 - 5:00 PM
Grading Scale Your letter grade is determined using the point scale that follows:

A 900 or more

B 800 899

C 700 799

D 600 699

F Less than 600

Determination of
Final Grade
Exams (Required) - Total of 300 Points Possible

Lesson Reviews/Quizzes - Total of 320 Points Possible

Typesy Lessons - Total of 320 Points Possible

Timed Writings - Total of 400 Points Possible


Course Policies
Instructor Policies If you miss an exam, your lowest test grade will count twice. If you miss more than one exam, those exams will be given a grade of zero. Students must leave the classroom after exam is finished.
There will be a final exam. All students must take the exam during the scheduled date and time period, and failure to do so will result in a 0 on the final exam.

Every student should have a copy of the required textbooks by the second week of class. The student will still be responsible for any assignments given.

Students are responsible for completing all assigned reading and video viewings.
A failure to follow oral and/or written instructions will result in penalties.

Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on any assignment; a second incidence of academic dishonesty will be handled based on campus policies and procedures with the department chair.

Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor(s) will not average grades for students. Instructors do not drop grades.

Students 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.

Software Requirements:
If you are in a course that is using a specific software, you MUST have the software available to you either on your home computer or you must use the open lab provided in the Gates Library.
Reliable Internet access is required for all online courses and many traditional courses. Computer failure and lack of internet access are not acceptable excuses for missed assignments, projects, quizzes, or exams. DO NOT wait until the last minute to complete class work or exams.
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 addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans 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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other Classroom Etiquette:
The following behaviors will result in the student being asked during class time to cease the action and/or leave the classroom: using cell phones, talking, or keying while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions; leaving class early without informing the instructor; surfing the Internet during lecture; and displaying a rude or negative behavior toward the instructor or other students.

E-Mail/Voice Mail Etiquette:
Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name/course name. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying students name, course, and any return phone number.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.