CIS101 Intro to Keyboarding/MS Word (Online/Hybrid)

This class teaches the student to key/type by touch and learn to format letters, tables, memos and reports using Microsoft Word.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

If a student completes all assignments, prepares for each exam, and completes all activities:
(SLO1) Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to key a minimum of 20 words per minute with a maximum of one error per minute.
(SLO2) Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to properly format text in business format with 70% accuracy using Microsoft Word for Windows.


Keyboarding & Formatting Essentials (Lessons 1-55)
Microsoft Word 2010
VanHuss, Forde, Woo
South-Western Publishing Company, 2011

Area of Study

Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy using a tutorial software. Learn to create, edit, and format documents in MS Word, including office memorandum. Create and format business letters and reports (term papers) with references and long citations in Microsoft Word. Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy. Create and format tables and newsletters with column features and clip art in Microsoft Word.

Class Requirements

A PC computer with internet access and an email account; computers are also available in the CIS Lab located in the Business Education Building (B202). The student must be able to save documents and send an email with an attachment.

Class Structure

Each student must attend the orientation scheduled for the first day of class and submit assignments each week to be considered an active member of the class; not attending the orientation or not submitting assignments each week will result in the student being dropped from the class. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw if they are unable to complete the class. Additional instructional assistance is available by the instructor as requested.

Students submit their keyboarding and MS Word assignments using the Cengage KeyPro Online software and MS Word. The instructor has posted detailed assignment and pre-test materials on the course site along with assignment and exam deadlines. Exams are available in the CIS Lab (B202) at scheduled times. Assignments and exams are graded only by the instructor and grades are posted online in the Blackboard course site by the instructor.

Semester Grade Calculation

Assignments 10%
Exams 40%
Timed Writings (3 @ 3 minutes) 25%
Final Exam 25%

Students are expected to follow the Cypress College Academic Honesty Policy and are entitled to all campus services. Check with Cypress College Student Services for tutoring, financial aid, or other assistance. The Learning Resource Center (LRC) also offers a variety of services free of charge to currently enrolled students. Please feel free to contact your instructor to request additional instructional assistance if needed. Your successful completion of this course is important to your instructor!