Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
CAS 123
Course Title:
Production Keyboarding
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Course Description

Develops rapid keyboarding and accurate proofreading of business letters, memos, reports, and tables. Improves and increases speed and accuracy of keyboarding skills. Prerequisites: CAS 216 or instructor permission. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115 or higher, OS 220, and keying 45 wpm by touch. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:
1. Use computer and word processing software to quickly and accurately produce business documents following current professional and/or industry standards.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

A letter grade will be issued for this course.  Assessment tasks include:

  • Production tests on business documents
  • Must also include at least one other assessment, such as:
    5-minute timed writings at a speed of 45 wpm with no more than 5 errors ("C" level)
    Graded daily assignment reviews
    Integrated projects

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes", Concepts, Issues

  1. Business letters (various styles)
  2. Memos
  3. Templates
  4. Tables
  5. Reports
  6. Headers/footers
  7. Electronic file management
  8. Production timings

May also include:

  1. Special features of letters/envelopes
  2. Documents with graphic elements
  3. Newsletters
  4. Integrated projects
  5. Legal forms

Competencies", Skills

  1. Properly format common business documents that meet mailability standards:
    1. Letters
    2. Memos
    3. Reports
    4. Tables
  2. Use special features of available equipment and software
  3. Develop basic communication skills using the keyboard
  4. Proofread documents for accuracy
  5. Increase speed and accuracy on timed writings