Skill Building and Formatting
I. Course Prefix/Number: CAB 104
Course Name: Skill Building and Formatting
Credits: Credits 3 (3 lecture; 2 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
A. key fluently using good keying techniques.
B. develop key fluency of at least 40 words per minute with good accuracy.
C. master the techniques of document planning and design by using various computer tools.
D. utilize word processing functions.
E. create, edit, format documents effectively.
F. compose; e-mails, memos, and other documents.
G. effectively proofread.
V. Academic Integrity
• 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.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
a. Development of keying 40 words per minute
B. Document Design
a. Format memos, e-mails, letters, reports and tables
b. Apply basic design skills to newsletters and announcements
c. Enhance documents with basic graphics
C. Word Processing
a. Learn word processing commands
b. Create, edit, and format documents
a. Review and improve basic communication skills
b. Compose emails, memos, and other documents
c. Proofread effectively, apply proofreaders’ marks, and revise text
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
B. Attend lab as required.
C. Complete required assignments and tests.
D. Schedule of topics may be adjusted based on needs of the class.
IX. Instructional Materials
USB drive required
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
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 ASSIST office in the Learning Center. 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.