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North Idaho College • Coeur d'Alene • Business & Professional Programs • Computer Applications & Office Technology

Keyboarding 2 CAOT-113-10

  • Fall 2012
  • Section 10
  • 1 Credits
  • 08/27/2012 to 12/13/2012
  • Modified 08/21/2012

This syllabus is for all FLC sections.

Contact Information

This course is team-taught by the following Flexible Learning Center instructors:

  • Amy Bancroft (Course Coordinator)
  • Kathie O'Brien
  • Rebecca Zanetti
  • Sue Shibley
  • Kris Bowen
  • Angie Blair

Come into the Flexible Learning Center in McLain 104 during regular class hours for questions concerning this course.

Flexible Learning Center hours:











Meeting Times


Flexible Learning Center course Although this is an open entry/open exit class where by student can work through course material at their own pace and according to their own schedule, students must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Flexible Learning Center. Refer to to see hours of operation and policies associated with the learning center.


Companion course web site: Blacboard (  Access course information, course messages, and discussions via the companion Blackboard course site.


On Campus: As needed for individual instruction in FLC. 


Room: McLain Hall, Room 104


NOTE:  You may work ahead in this course but late assignments will not be accepted. 


CAOT-113 is a continuation of CAOT-112. Emphasis is placed on improving keystroke efficiency and on reinforcing and building keying speed and accuracy. Prerequisite: Complete CAOT-112 with a minimum grade of C-. Students may enroll and complete these courses during the same semester.


The following is required in order to complete the lessons in the course. If you are enrolled in both CAOT 112 and CAOT 113, you will need an online access serial code for EACH class.

The NIC Bookstore Website is at

Online Access Serial Code

This code can be purchased at the NIC Bookstore or online at  Additional information can be found on the course website.

  • Price: $27


At the completion of this course the student should be able to:

  • Key straight-copy alphabetical material using proper touch techniques at a minimum of 35 words per minute (wpm) (C- grade) with 95% accuracy.

  • Demonstrate proper keyboarding techniques.



Lessons: 30%

End of Course Timed Writing: 70%

The minimum course requirements (speed and accuracy) set by the Division of Business & Professional Programs must be met prior to successful completion of the course.

Speed Scores

A = 45 wpm

B = 41 wpm

C = 36 wpm

D = 32 wpm

A- = 44 wpm

B- = 40 wpm

C- = 35 wpm

D- = 30 wpm

B+ = 43 wpm

C+ = 38 wpm

D+ = 33 wpm

F = 29 or less wpm

Accuracy Score

A minimum of 95% accuracy is required to pass the final timed writing.

Course Policies

This class is being offered in the Flexible Learning Center. The Flexible Learning Center (FLC), part of the Computer Applications and Office Technology (CAOT) department, is a computer classroom offering an individualized instructional approach for learning computer applications and transcription courses in a self-paced format and the individual attention of skilled instructors. Students can work at their own pace to complete assigned work and tests within the semester. Work can be completed in the FLC during various hours of the day and evenings or the work can be completed at home, but testing must take place in the FLC. Students are responsible for completing work independently but with instructional help available when needed!

For complete information about taking a class in the FLC, please carefully review the FLC website at This information is vital to your success in the FLC.

  • All assignments are necessary for properly understanding this material.
  • You are responsible for ALL sources of information.
  • The workload for this course can be demanding; you must make effective use of your time. You are responsible for your own learning.
  • All assignments and exams must be completed and submitted by the deadline(s) according to the course materials.
  • If a student does not log on and complete an assignment in any given 3 week period, they will be withdrawn from this course.


Course requirements are posted in Blackboard. Students may work through the material at their own pace. Assignments may be completed ahead of time but must be submitted by the end of semester deadline indicated on Blackboard.

The Flexible Learning Center (FLC) is not open during final exam week.  ALL course requirements must be completed by the time the FLC closes on the last day of class.  Any assignments including exams submitted after this deadline will be assigned a grade of zero.

Once you have decided to be finished with CAOT are done.  You cannot come back and do additional timings to improve your grade. 

Division Policies

Student Responsibility

As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, all North Idaho College students have both rights and responsibilities: Please access www.nic.ferpa.StudentCode/index.htm for complete information that pertains to this subject. For a complete explanation of the North Idaho College Statement on Academic Honesty & Academic Integrity please refer to Policy 5.06 & Procedure 5.06.01: 

Academic Integrity 

Disruptive behavior in the class is not tolerated. To quote from the NIC "Student Code of Conduct," Article II, (found in the Student Handbook):

In order to carry out North Idaho College's Mission and to create a community of learners, the students, faculty, staff, and administrators must share common principles or values.  These values - which include honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility - make up academic integrity.

II.  Academic Dishonesty.

Violations of academic integrity involve using or attempting to use any method that enables an individual to misrepresent the quality or integrity of his or her work at North Idaho College.  These violations include the following:

Cheating:  using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study in any academic exercise.

Fabrication:  falsifying or inventing any information or citation in an academic exercise.

Plagiarism:  knowingly representing the words, ideas or work  of another as one's own in an academic exercise.

Violation of Intellectual Property:  stealing, altering, or destroying the academic work of other members of the community or the educational resources, materials, or official documents of the college.

Facilitating Academic Dishonesty:  knowingly helping another to attempt to violate any provisions of this policy. 

Our department strongly endorses the above code, believing that no learning can take place if a strong commitment to academic integrity is compromised. Any unethical behavior, including any violation of academic integrity or instance of plagiarism, may result in a grade of zero for an assignment in question or failure of the course.

Institutional Policies

Student Responsibilities

As students undertake to fulfill the obligations and duties outlined in this document, the college community of which they are a part undertakes to respect the basic freedoms of students. In recognition of students’ rights and dignity as members of the college, North Idaho College is committed to the principles found in the NIC Student Handbook.

Center for Educational Access/Disability Support Services

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, North Idaho College provides accommodations to eligible students who experience barriers in the educational setting due to learning, emotional / mental, physical, visual, or hearing disabilities.  Instructors will provide accommodations to students only after having received a Letter of Accommodation from the Center for Educational Access. 

If a student would like to request accommodations, he or she must contact the Center for Educational Access so that a Letter of Accommodation may be sent to the instructor.  Students requesting accommodations must contact the Center for Educational Access at the beginning of each semester.


By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You also understand that collection costs and legal fees will be added if the services of a collection agency are utilized.

If you are registered for a class and do not attend, you will still be liable for the tuition unless you drop the class.


Last day for students to withdraw from semester-length classes:

Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal: Instructors have the right to withdraw students for academic reasons up until the same date; in doing so, instructors must notify students through NIC e-mail within 48 hours of submitting documentation to the Registrar's office, and students have the right to appeal the instructor's decision. For more information, see the NIC Procedure:

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: All withdrawals, whether for individual classes, total withdrawal from school, or instructor-initiated are not considered to be satisfactory progress for financial aid.  See the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy:

Additional withdrawal information:


An incomplete is assigned only if the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work to within three weeks of the end of the semester (or proportional length of time for a course of less than a semester in length).  Incompletes are issued only in cases of extenuating circumstances, such as severe illness or injury.  Incompletes are not issued in cases in which the student is simply unable to complete his/her work within the specified semester or session.  If a final grade of "I" is recorded, the instructor will indicate in writing to the Registrar what the student must do to make up the deficiency.  The instructor will indicate in the written statement what permanent grade should be entered if the Incomplete is not removed by the deadline.

All incomplete grades must be removed within six weeks after the first class day of the following term, excluding the summer session.  If the Incomplete is not removed by that date, the grade reverts to the grade indicated by the instructor's written statement authorizing the incomplete.

Discrimination and Harassment

North Idaho College has a zero tolerance policy for any acts of discrimination or harassment of any kind.  For more information, please see the NIC Student Handbook, Code of Conduct Article III and Article VIII. Compliance efforts with respect to these laws and regulations are the responsibility of each member of the campus community and are under the direction of the Dean of Students Office for Student Issues (2nd floor, Edminster Student Union Building, (208) 676-7156) and the Human Resources Office (Sherman Administration Building, (208) 769-3304) for employee issues.

Institutional Statement

DROP FOR NON-PAYMENT:  By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You will be dropped from classes if payment is not received by  5 p.m. Pacific Time on the third day of the semester. Students on the waitlist will be given the option to register for classes after students are dropped for non-payment.

REMOVAL FROM CLASS FOR NON-ATTENDANCE:  Attendance is based on your participation in this class. Failure to attend may result in your being removed from this class and may result in your financial aid award being reduced. You are responsible for confirming the accuracy of your attendance record.