Touch Key Systems Syllabus

  • Touch Key Systems Data Entry Course Outline

    Instructor: Ms. Chapman Room: 827


    Phone: 281-830-3300 ext 3096

    Tutorials: Wednesday Mornings from 7:30am – 8:30am



    Course Description:

    Touch Key Systems Data Entry is a one semester class that teachers the student how to correctly operate the keyboard using touch system. During the first half of the semester students will first learn the history of computer technology, identify computer hardware, practice proper posture and correct keying techniques while using the touch system for operating alphabetic and numeric key reaches.


    During the final half of the semester, students will concentrate on document formatting. Various business documents such as business letters and academic reports are arranged using Microsoft Office software. Students will also strive to develop higher speed and accuracy goals on skills test, but emphasis is more toward how to format business documents.


    Classroom Rules:

    • Be on time.
    • Be prepared for class.
    • No food, drinks, gum, or cell phones.
    • Be responsible for your own learning.
    • Respect classmates.
    • Use appropriate language at all times.


    Disciplinary Actions:

    • 1st Offense – Warning
    • 2nd Offense – Parent/Guardian contact
    • 3rd Offense – Referral

    Classroom Procedures: 

    Beginning of Class

    • Wait to be greeted before entering the classroom.
    • Quietly and without talking, take out needed supplies and sit in your assigned seat.
    • Begin your bell work immediately and silently.

    During Class

    • Raise your hand to leave your seat or speak during class.
    • You will not be allowed to go to the restroom during the first 10 or last 10 minutes of class, a school wide rule.
    • Put your name, date, and class period on all work.
    • All members of the class will work together as a team insuring a positive successful learning environment.

    End of Class

    • Log off your computers before leaving the room.
    • Before you are dismissed, please make sure the area around your desk is clean.
    • The teacher will dismiss students, NOT the bell.


    If you are tardy: 

    • You are late if you are not inside the classroom when the bell rings.
    • Go to AP office to receive a tardy pass.
    • Enter very quietly so you don’t interrupt the lesson.
    • Place your pass on my desk and join the class activities.
    • If you need to talk to me, see me after class or at an appropriate time.


    If you are absent: 

    • Missed work and assignments can be found in the designated area marked WHILE YOU WERE OUT.
    • It is your responsibility to get the work and complete any work that you have missed.
    • You have one day for each day you were absent to make up your assignments.
    • If you missed a test, you will take the test the day you return.
    • If you know ahead of time that you will be absent, please let me know, so I can give you the work you will miss.


    Grading Summary: 

    A 90% - 100%                     B 80 – 89%                           C 70 – 79%                           D 60 – 69%                          F 0 – 59%


    Grading Guidelines:  The following are the district’s approved grading guidelines.
       Regular Classes:        

       50% Daily Grades (minimum of 2 per week)                                        

       35% Major Grades                                       

       15% 9 Weeks CBA