Computer Keyboarding for the Non-Native Speaker
I. Course Prefix/Number: CAB 103
Course Name: Computer Keyboarding for the Non-Native Speaker
Credits: 2 (2 lecture; 2 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Basic network concepts
2. Equipment components
B. Development of Manipulative Skills
4. Skill building
C. Ethical Issues
1. Basic copyright law
2. Software copies
D. Information Processing Application Skills
3. Remote printing
E. Keyboard Skill Building
F. Application Skills
1. Finding Errors and Making Corrections
2. Language Arts Drills
a. Word division guidelines
b. Compound words
e. Quotation marks
f. Exclamation points
g. Punctuation marks
h. Word usage
G. Problem Solving Skills
1. Composing at the Keyboard
a. Word response
b. Phrase response
c. Sentence response
d. Paragraph response
e. Document response
2. Formatting Concepts
a. Written assignment
b. Basic letter
c. Basic report
VII. Methods of Instruction
B. Seminars covering skill development and making corrections
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Spend a minimum of two (2) hours per week working in the lab. Take administered timed writings. Ask questions when you need help.
IX. Instructional Materials
Textbooks, online resources, and such other materials deemed appropriate for the topic and assigned by the program and instructor.
USB drive required
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Timed Writing scale
A = 22 + 3 error limit
B = 19 - 21 with 100% accuracy in
C = 16 - 18 proofreading
D = 13 - 15
A = 34 + 4 error limit
B = 30 - 33 with 100% accuracy in
C = 25 - 29 proofreading
D = 18 - 24
(More than 2 absences and/or lateness to class will automatically reduce grade one level.)
XI. Other Course Information
Procedures for turning in homework:
Upon completion of a unit, turn it in with a cover page indicating the following information on the upper left-hand corner of the cover page:
Late work will not be accepted unless instructor approves prior to due date.
Points Letter Grade Points Letter Grade
4.8-5.0 A 3.2-3.4 C+
4.4-4.7 A- 2.8-3.1 C
4.2-4.3 B+ 2.5-2.7 C-
3.8-4.1 B 2.2-2.4 D+
3.5-3.7 B- 1.8-2.1 D
Software Users! Copying software is in violation of federal law and college policies. Suspected violations will be vigorously investigated and if warranted, appropriate penalties applied.
Specifically, you do not have the right to:
1. make copies of software for yourself or others.
2. receive and use unauthorized copies of software.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.
Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.
For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.
Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.