• Prerequisite Course(s): None
  • High School Credit = 1/2 credit per semester (Postsecondary credit = 0)
  • This course will be offered: every year
  • Pathway (Optional): Administrative and Information Support
  • Career Cluster Area: Business, Management and Administration
  • Source of Occupational Skills Standards: National Business Education Association (NBEA)
  • Eligibility for Nationally Recognized Skill Certificate(s)/State License? No
  • Tech Prep: No
  • Is this course brokered through another institution or agency? No
  • Course Description: Keyboarding is an introductory course that gives students the opportunity to gain an overview of the operation of the computer and word-processing software. In addition, proper keyboarding proficiency skills will be a primary focus for the course.
  • Content Headings/Topics
    1. Basic computer operating system
    2. Identify hardware/software components of computer
    3. File server access
    4. Save files
    5. Manage files and folders
    6. Print
    7. Word processing/formatting
    8. Keyboarding technique
    9. Keyboarding speed
    10. Basic spreadsheet functions/charting
    11. Narrow an internet search
    12. Career opportunities
    13. Paint
    14. Draw
    15. Multimedia presentation software
Performance Standards (Learner Outcomes)Specific Occupational Skills StandardsAlaska Reading, Writing, Math, Science Performance StandardsAlaska Content StandardsAlaska Employability StandardsAlaska Cultural StandardsAll Aspects of IndustryAssessments
1. Turn computer on/off.Tech ATechnical
2. Access/save to a local hard drive and file server (if possible).R3.6Tech ATechnicalLab Assignment
3. Create folders.R3.6Tech BTechnicalLab Assignment
4. Open/save word-processing software document.R3.6Tech ATechnicalLab Assignment
5. Understand basic tab settings.R3.6Tech ATechnicalLab Assignment
6. Print, choosing a printer.R3.6Tech ATechnicalLab Assignment
7. Edit, copy, and paste text and graphics.R3.6Tech BTechnicalLab Assignment
8. Utilize spell check/thesaurus features.R3.6Tech ATechnicalLab Assignment
9. Identify proper keyboarding technique.NBEA ISS.7Tech ATechnicalObservation
10. Increase keyboarding speed and accuracy.NBEA ISS.7Tech ATechnicalPre / Post Test
11. Find/utilize an Internet search engine.NBEA ISS.9R3.6Tech ATechnicalLab Assignment
12. Explore different computer career opportunities.R3.6Tech DB.3D6TechnicalLab Assignment

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