Fall 2022 Course Syllabus
Course: POFT-1127 (Section: 72M, CRN: 92866)
Introduction to Keyboarding
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Instructor Information
Instructor Angela Clark
Email clarkat@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6418
Office Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201A
Office Hours By appointment.

Contact me via email : clarkat@lamarpa.edu or via Blackboard Messages
Additional Contact Information None
Course Information
Description Skill development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on the development of acceptable speed and accuracy.
Required 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 Office 2016 Spiral Bound Version, 20th Edition
Susie H. Vanhuss 
ISBN-10 : 1-337-10302-0
ISBN-13 : 978-1-337-10302-0
Additional Materials/Resources None
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Demonstrate basic keyboarding techniques. 
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO 1. Demonstrates appropriate professionalism in the administrative workplace environment.
PSLO 2. Uses current business administration skills.
PSLO 3. Uses current business office software applications.
PSLO 4. Create effective business documents, evaluate business documents; and apply ethical communication practices.
Lecture Topics Outline Home Row Keys and Alphabetic Keys
Number Row Keys
Punctuation & Symbol Keys
Numeric Keypad Keys
Thinking & Composing at the Keyboard
Alphabet Reinforcement
Email & Memos
Business Correspondence
Business Reports
Manuscripts & Research Papers
Productivity Measurement
Major Assignments Schedule Week 1 - Pre-test, welcoming discussion, syllabus
Week 2 - Weekly assignments, quizzes
Week 3 - Weekly assignments, quizzes
Week 4 - Weekly assignments, quizzes
Week 5 - Weekly assignments, quizzes
Week 6 - Weekly assignments, quizzes
Week 7 - Weekly assignments, quizzes
Week 8 - Final Comprehensive
Final Exam Date December 7, 2022 - 12:00 AM   Through  December 7, 2022 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale

2,160 and above = A

1,920 - 2,159 = B

1,680 - 1,919 = C

1,440 - 1, 679 = D

1,678 and below = F

Determination of
Final Grade

You will be graded on a point system. A minimum of 300 points will be available to be earned every week. 

Completed assignments and exams will only INCREASE your final score and never lower it. 

For example, let’s say you have a current score of 2,000. You take a quiz worth 50 points but only get one question right for a total of 2 points. Your score increases from 2,000 to 2,002.

Course Policies
Instructor Policies What you put into this course is what you will get out of it. 
Beginner keyboards will have the ability to learn the home row keys and numerical keys with proper typing techniques. Those who already type without looking will be have activities directed toward increasing their speed and accuracy. 
Attendance Policy

Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success.

Being an online class no specific dates and times will be required for meeting. Students should log in and work on course work a minimum of 3 times a week to be successful in the course. 

Additional Information
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
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.
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.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern 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.
Department Information
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381