DPW111 - Introduction to Document Production

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Subject Title
Introduction to Document Production

Subject Description
In this subject, students will learn keyboarding skills using a software package especially designed for keyboard mastery. They will also focus on the preparation, management, and formatting of business documents using  the latest version of Microsoft Word.

Credit Status
DPW111 is a required credit for all Office Administration students enrolled in the one-year Health Services and Executive diploma programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.  Produce business documents commonly found in today’s work environments with appropriate styles and formats from typewritten, rough draft, handwritten, or author-edited copy using the latest version of Microsoft Word.

2. Identify and apply formatting techniques that comply with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 related to the production of business documents.

3.  Perform proofreading skills combined with word processing proficiency in order to ensure documents are completed to today's business standards and are completed in realistic timeframes.

4.  Demonstrate a touch-keyboarding proficiency skill of 40 wpm or higher.

5.  Demonstrate an attitude of professionalism, as evidenced by an ability to meet deadlines, complete assignments and perform tests and in-class assignments as scheduled.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.