OFAD-1080: Computer Data Entry (Split)

Instructor Information
Instructor Name

Joy Kinard

Instructor Rank

Associate Professor

Instructor Email jkinard@southwest.tn.edu
Instructor Website

http://faculty.southwest.tn.edu/jkinard

Instructor Office

Email for an appointment:  jkinard@southwest.tn.edu

Office Hours

Email for an appointment:  jkinard@southwest.tn.edu or

Email in PAWS

Instructor Phone

(901) 333-4121 (Ask to leave a message for Ms. Kinard)

Department Fax

(901) 333-4377

Department Phone

(901) 333-4150

Course Information
Course Description

Development of ten-key data entry skills and introduction to data management systems. Use of data management software to create and modify file structure, update database files, retrieve, search for, and print information, and generate simple reports and mailing labels.

 

Student Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform and/or demonstrate the following outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to key at least 7,000 strokes per hour at 98% accuracy.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic terminology for data management software.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to create and modify a file structure, update data base files, retrieve, search for, and print information, and generate simple reports and mailing labels.
Prerequisites

Keyboarding proficiency

Corequisites

None

Instructional / Learning Methods

Lecture, Hands-on activities, and Lab activities

Specific Course Requirements
  • Ten-Mastery Twenty-four Exercises with 98% accuracy are required.
  • Unit Access Skills Required Unit A Skill review file(s), SAM Project, and Quiz
  • Unit B Skill review file(s), SAM Project Quiz
  • Unit C Skill review file(s), SAM Project, and Quiz
  • Unit D Skill review file(s), SAM Project, and Quiz
Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware, and Software Requirements
Required Text

"Ten-Key Mastery," Ellsworth, Author(s). Ellsworth Publishing Company (NO ISBN). The Ten-Key Mastery has a code that is needed because you will not be able to access materials without this code.  (This needs to be a new textbook with the code or you will need to purchase a code from the publisher or in the bookstore, if available.)

Microsoft Access 2010. Illustrated, Brief, Lisa Friedrichsen, ISBN 10:0-538-74827-3.

 

Additional Text

None

Supplementary Materials

Flash drive is required for storing data files and documents.

Hardware Requirements

This course may not require the use of a computer, however these are general recommendations for accessing any of the services that Southwest offers on the Web (e.g. My. Southwest, etc.). Students should save all assignments on a disc or flash drive. strongly recommended)

If this course requires the use of a computer, these are general recommendations for accessing any of the services that Southwest offers on the Web (e.g. My.Southwest, etc.).

  • minimum Pentium IV or higher processor (recommended)
  • SVGA monitor, minimum resolution 800x600 (1024x768 strongly recommended)
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • floppy drive, zip drive, or CD-RW drive
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • at least 512 MB of RAM (recommended)
  • (optional) printer
Software Requirements

The software listed below in the are recommended for any student accessing Southwest services through the internet. Your course may not require the use of a computer or it may have specific software requirements. Internet connection (broadband recommended but not required)

The software listed below is recommended for any student accessing Southwest services through the internet. Your course may have specific software requirements.

  • Windows 7, Vista, XP
  • Mac OS X (up to 10.6) (OS 10.6 recommended)
  • Linux with a Supported Browser
  • Internet Explorer 7+
  • Firefox 3+
  • Opera 9+
  • Safari 4+
  • Current Anti-Virus protection
  • Reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended but not required)

Many instructors may require assignments to be submitted using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word. To learn how to obtain discounted software from Microsoft, visit http://southwest.tn.onthehub.com.

Assessment and Grading
Method of Evaluation
  • 30% - Data Entry Timings at 98% Accuracy
  • 20% - Access Unit PAWS submissions
  • 20% - Access Unit SAM submissions
  • 20% - Quizzes
  • 10% - Final Exam

Assignments are due per the course outline/schedule given the first day of class. The instructor will inform you if changes are made to schedule

Grading Scale

A = 90-100

B = 80- 89

C = 70- 79

D = 60- 69

F = 0- 59 or below

Testing Procedure / Policy

Students must complete timed ten-key data entry timings, business simulation activities, quizzes, and discussion postings. The ten-key assignments consist of 24 Lessons. Lessons 1-22 represent 30% of the ten-key grade, Lesson 23 represents 35% of the ten-key grade, and Lesson 24 represents 35% of the ten-key grade. It is essential to complete all 24 Lessons. All assignments have due dates and students must submit assignments by the due dates on the schedule/outline provided by the instructor. Missed tests may be made up only with documented proof of extenuating circumstances.

Major Assignments

Check Course Schedule for Due Dates

  • Ten-Key Mastery - complete all 24 Lessons 
  • Unit A Skills Review file(s), SAM Project, and Quiz
  • Unit B Skills Review file(s), SAM Project, and Quiz
  • Unit C Skills Review file(s), SAM Project, and Quiz
  • Unit D Skills Review file(s), SAM Project, and Quiz
  • Final Exam
Participation / Attendance Policy

 

 Attendance and Assignment Policies          

There are no excused absences. Students are expected to attend class and arrive on time and stay the entire time. The instructor will take roll in each class.

Students are expected to attend classes (one time per week);—after one absence, students will be expected to have assignments from previous class period when student comes to the next class period.  Student will only have one week to complete an assignment, so if you are absent the half-off (50%) rule still applies unless you give the assignment to the instructor at the beginning of the class period.

If you have no more than one absence or two tardies, two points will be added to final grade for class assignments.

 After the the second absence, five (5) points will be deducted from the final grade. After the third absence ten (10) points will be deducted. 

Cell phones and texting are not permissible during class. If you have a sick child or work related phone, the phone should be on vibrate. You should not have this problem on a daily basis. Ten (10) points will be deducted from your grade each time your cell phone goes off during class after the second occurrence, or each time you use your cell phone in any way, including text message or surfing the web, during class. If you fail to abide by the policy, this failure could result in failing the course.

Timings and speed/accuracy are important to the success of this course.  Please do disrupt the class during this class by going to the printer or talking to another student or the instructor. Also, do not make any noise or any disruption that hinder the concentration of another student. 

 Students may not bring children to class. This is a college policy that is enforced. This disrupts the educational environment for other students, and the environment and facilities are not equipped for children. Please do not make this request.

Policy on Student Professional Conduct

Faculty in Office Administration courses strive to teach the skills and competencies needed for successful office professionals as well as standards of professional conduct.

Students maintain primary responsibility for the following professional standards of classroom conduct:

  • Attendance
    • Students are expected to attend class regularly (see individual instructor's policy)
    • In online courses, attendance is limited to the actual submission of assignments, not simply logging onto the course.
  • Classroom etiquette
    • Turn off cellular telephones, pagers, or any other distracting devices before coming into classrooms and labs
    • Dress appropriately.
      • Students are expected to use good taste in considering appropriate dress on campus. They should dress in a manner appropriate to their position as college students preparing for professional and career employment. (Excerpt from the Student Handbook).
      • Professional office dress will not always be necessary; there will be times that business dress will be required, such as presentations, mock interviews or other situations as defined by the faculty member.
  • Academic preparedness/participation:
    • Read the assigned lessons before coming to class.
    • Come prepared for class with books, homework, etc.
    • Complete and hand in assignments on time.
    • Complete all tests on the date scheduled.
  • Communications:
    • Actively communicate with the instructor.
    • Be fair, accurate and respectful in all communications with fellow students, staff and faculty.
    • Respond to constructive criticism from faculty in an appropriate manner
Additional Policies

 

Students must submit assignments on time. Simply logging on to the course content or Ellsworth Ten-Key Mastery does not constitute attendance.

Guidelines for Communications
Email Guidelines

Each student has been provided a Southwest e-mail account. Please do not email your classmates unless the topic relates specifically to this course. E-mails that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden. Below are a few guidelines that you should keep in mind when sending email:

  • Always include a subject line.
  • Typing in all CAPS is considered SHOUTING in Cyberspace. So please use upper and lower case characters when sending e-mails.
  • Remember, without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your e-mails and use good Netiquette
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members.

Online instructors will respond to all e-mails within 48 hours.

Discussion Guidelines

Participation in the Discussion forum is used for a bonus grade. Below are a few guidelines that should be adhered to at all times when using the Discussion forum. Reply button rather than starting a new topic.

Below are a few guidelines that should be adhered to when using the Discussion forum. Messages that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden.

  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion.
  • Please try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the class. Be respectful of others' ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Technical Support
My.Southwest Support

When experiencing problems with My.Southwest, you may need to submit a Student Technical Support Request.

When requesting help please provide as much information as possible, such as, your name and a full detailed explanation of the problem.

If you are experiencing difficulty with this Web site, please contact your instructor.

Online Course Support

Many problems can be solved by making sure your browser settings are correct. Visit the PAWS Online Orientation - and run the "system check" to check your browsers compatibility.

For technical support call the Helpdesk at (901) 333-4357.

Course Topics
Tentative Schedule

Ten-Key Mastery:

  • Timings  in Lessons 1-24
    • All 24 lessons must be completed for a grade to be calculated with full credit. Lessons may be repeated to improve the speed grade. Timings with less than 98% accuracy will not be counted and must be redone.

 Unit Assignments:

  • Access 2010 will be used for this course
  • There are four Units included in the Access 2010 section of the textbook Microsoft Access 2010. The assignments for each Unit will include the submission of file(s) from the Skills Review section and submission of the assigned SAM Project.
  • Each Unit has a quiz associated with it. The quizzes are found in the Quizzes section of the PAWS course.

Final Exam:

The Final Exam is found in the Quizzes section of the PAWS course.  

Student Services
Student Services Links
Drop/Withdrawal Dates

See the official college catalog for the current withdrawal policies. Important semester drop and withdrawal dates can be found on the college Web site at http://www.southwest.tn.edu.

Academic Misconduct

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. A student guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly, through participation or assistance, is immediately responsible to the instructor of the class. The instructor has the authority to assign an “F” grade or a zero for the exercise or examination, or to assign an “F” for the course. College sanctions for academic misconduct may include suspension or dismissal from the College. Please see the section in the current Catalog on Academic Misconduct.

Classroom Behavior: Any student engaged in disruptive conduct or conduct violating the general rules or regulations of the College may be ordered to temporarily leave the classroom. Extended or permanent exclusion from the classroom can be achieved only through appropriate procedures of the College.

Open Labs

Macon Cove

  • Academic Support Center - Nabors Auditorium, Room 100 (Mac), Room 108 (PC)
  • Bert Bornblum Library (Mac and PC) - Available during Library hours only.

Union Avenue

  • Academic Support Center - F Building, Room 319
  • Parrish Library - Available during Library hours only.

Gill

  • Computer Lab- Room 101 (Please note - this room is available when classes are not scheduled. Schedule fluctuates each semester.)
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.

Maxine Smith

  • Open Lab- Room 101.
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.

Whitehaven

  • Open Lab Building 6, Room 127
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.
Syllabus Updates The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes.