Higher Education

Century 21® Computer Skills and Applications, Lessons 1-90, 10th Edition

  • Jack P. Hoggatt, Ed. D. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Jon A. Shank, Ed. D. Robert Morris University, Coraopolis, PA
  • James R. Smith, Jr., Ed. D. North Carolina State University
  • ISBN-10: 1111571759  |  ISBN-13: 9781111571757
  • 432 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2002
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.00
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Provide your students with the best in keyboarding education from the proven keyboarding leader--now stronger than ever! This latest edition of CENTURY 21 COMPUTER SKILLS AND APPLICATIONS helps students prepare for a lifetime of keyboarding and computer success with innovative solutions updated to reflect today's business challenges. Students tap into the latest keyboarding technology, learn to master computer applications using Microsoft Office 2010/2013, and increase communication skills with relevant activities throughout this best-selling text. Trust the leader who has taught more than 85 million people to type--bringing 100 years of publishing experience and a century of innovations together in a complete line of keyboarding solutions.

Features and Benefits

  • Communication Emphasis: Increased emphasis on communication enables students to refine this critical business skill.
  • Pre- and Post-Assessment Tools: Stronger pre- and post-assessment tools allow accurate monitoring of student progress.
  • Coverage of the Latest Keyboarding Technology: Proven typing instruction now combines with speech recognition, Internet, e-mail, database, electronic presentations, spreadsheets, and advanced word processing, preparing students to excel in today's business environment.
  • Document Format Guides offer ongoing reference tools for use well beyond the course.
  • Skill-Builder Activity pages reinforce the most important skills for keyboarding success.

Table of Contents

1. Computer Concepts.
2. Alphabetic Keys (correlated with MicroType lessons).
3. Input Skill Development.
4. Help.
5. E-Mail and Personal Information Management.
6. Input Skill Development.
7. Word Processing--Letters.
8. Word Processing--Tables.
9. Presentation--Slide Shows.
10. Input Skill Development.
11. Word Processing--Reports.
12. Spreadsheet--Learn Spreadsheet Essentials.
13. Word Processing--Special Documents.
14. Learn Database.
15. Input Skill Development.
16. HPJ Communication Specialists: An Integrated Project.
17. Assessment.
Appendix A: Numeric Keyboarding.
Appendix B: Leadership Development.
Appendix C: Reference Guide.

What's New

  • The new title explains a new organization focusing on new key learning and basic computer applications introduction with the right number of units that you need.
  • New cleaner, design with instructions moved from left to right columns to ease readability.
  • New MicroType 6 with CheckPro with new key learning, skillbuilding, timed writings, document checking, video references, and more!
  • New end of unit projects for Academic and Career for Language Arts and Math; Career Clusters; Winning Edge; and School and Community to emphasize critical thinking.
  • New features for 21st Century Learning Skills and Digital Citizenship discuss topical themes throughout.


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111987130 | ISBN-13: 9781111987138)

Instructor materials are available on one convenient and easy-to-use CD. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, this CD has instructor files unique to the textbook, such as data files, solutions files, PowerPoint® slides, and assessment solutions. All of these tools can help motivate students and enhance their knowledge and course appreciation.

Adoption Box  (ISBN-10: 113310892X | ISBN-13: 9781133108924)

List Price = $622.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $461.50

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access, L 1-90  (ISBN-10: 1305265076 | ISBN-13: 9781305265073)

MicroType 6 Windows Network Site License DVD (with Quick Start Guide)  (ISBN-10: 1111571201 | ISBN-13: 9781111571207)

MICROTYPE 6 is an instructional program for alphabetic and numeric keyboarding, skill-building, and the numeric keypad with motivating graphics, games, and a word processor with built-in timer. This software program teaches correct finger placement and builds basic keyboarding skills, then works on speed and accuracy. Instructor utilities include class and student preferences, detailed lesson, summary, and timed writing reports, and an enhanced gradebook.

List Price = $1613.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1213.50

Student Supplements

Century 21 Computer Skills and Applications, Lessons 1-90, Online Keyboarding + SAM + MindTap™ Reader (1-year access)  (ISBN-10: 1337555835 | ISBN-13: 9781337555838)

List Price = $27.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $20.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jack P. Hoggatt, Ed. D.

Dr. Jack P. Hoggatt is Department Chair of the Department of Business Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He has taught courses in Business Writing, Advanced Business Communications, and the communication component of the university's Master in Business Administration (MBA) program. Dr. Hoggatt has held offices in professional organizations and has received the Outstanding Post-Secondary Business Educator Award in Wisconsin. He has served as an advisor to local and state business organizations. Dr Hoggatt is involved with his community and the school activities of his children.

Jon A. Shank, Ed. D.

Dr. Jon Shank is a retired Professor of Education (Emeritus) at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Dr. Shank served as Dean, School of Applied Sciences and Education for more than 20 years before returning to the classroom. He taught keyboarding and word processing methods to undergraduate and graduate students seeking business education certification. Over the years, he has served in numerous leadership positions in business education professional associations, as a consultant to many school districts, and on many advisory committees for school districts and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

James R. Smith, Jr., Ed. D.

Dr. James R. Smith, Jr. is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Counselor Education. He has held the positions of a secondary business and marketing teacher, North Carolina State Consultant for Business and Information Technology, and a local school system Career and Technical Education Administrator. Currently, he is the undergraduate and graduate program coordinator for the Business and Marketing Education teacher education program at NC State University. There he has led the development of online graduate courses for the master's program in business and marketing education. Dr. Smith has held offices in professional organizations and has received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the National Association of Supervisors of Business Education and the Outstanding Career and Technical Educator from the North Carolina Career and Technical Education Association--Business Education Division. In 2005, he was inducted into the North Carolina Business and Information Technology Education Hall of Fame.