PCC/ CCOG / OS

Course Content and Outcome Guide for OS 131

Course Number:
OS 131
Course Title:
10-key on Calculators
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$6.00

Course Description

Develops 10-key skills by touch. Recommended: Placement into RD 115, WR 115, and MTH 20. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students will be able to

  • Use proper finger placement on the keypad.
  • Enter numbers by touch for speed and accuracy in adding and subtracting numbers.
  • Effectively utilize the 10-key machine as an efficient business tool.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

This is a Pass/No Pass course with a letter grade option. Students may change to the letter grade option through MyPCC. Students must choose before the completion of 80% of the class.
A grade will be issued based on:
 

  • Timed tests to evaluate touch speed at 120 correct digits per minute by touch with no errors for one minute.
  • Performance tests to evaluate effective utilization of the 10-key machine as an efficient business tool.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

  • Proper finger placement
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Subtotal and total
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Constant multiplication, constant division
  • Grand total
  • Memory plus, memory minus, memory subtotal, and memory total
  • Percent
  • Decimal settings
  • Item count

Competencies, Skills

  • Key addition speed at 120 correct digits per minute by touch with no errors
  • Solve problems using addition and subtraction
  • Solve problems using the subtotal and total
  • Solve problems using multiplication
  • Solve problems using division
  • Solve problems using constant multiplication, constant division
  • Solve problems using grand total
  • Solve problems using memory plus, memory minus, memory subtotal, and memory total
  • Solve problems using percent
  • Solve problems using equal, equal minus, equal plus
  • Solve problems using decimal settings
  • Solve problems using item count