Certificate to Learn Keyboarding Skills Online Course

Learn how to touch-type or improve your existing typing skills using Keyboarding Pro 5.

Certificate to Learn Keyboarding Skills Online Course

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Improve Your Keyboarding Skills

If you want to learn touch-typing or improve your existing typing skills, this is the perfect course for you! In this Certificate to Learn Keyboarding Skills Online Course, you’ll use the Keyboarding Pro 5 program, a typing tutorial designed for personal computers, to learn how to touch-type—that is, to type text you read from a printed page or a computer screen without looking at your keyboard.  

Using Keyboarding Pro’s built-in word processor, you’ll learn how to create, edit, and save word processing documents. As you improve your typing speed and accuracy, you’ll use the word processor’s timed writing feature to continually hone your skills. You’ll even learn posture tips to minimize fatigue and help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.

With the skills you master here, you’ll become faster and more confident at the keyboard. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to touch-type the alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys; create, save, and edit word processing documents; and successfully take a timed writing test during a job interview.

Course Fast Facts:

  • Only 6 weeks to complete this course
  • Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

There are 12 units of study

Getting Started with Key Pro 5
Our first lesson guides you step by step as you download, install, and set up Key Pro 5. You'll also get acquainted with the program, learning about the home row keys and the reach to the i key on the QWERTY keyboard. Are you confused about what home row and QWERTY mean? Don't worry—I'll explain it all.

Lowercase Letters, Plus the Reaches to the e and the n
Now that you're getting comfortable with the home row on the QWERTY keyboard, it's time to introduce you to some new keys. Today you'll learn the proper techniques for lowercase letters. You'll also use Key Pro 5 to practice the reaches to the e and the n. Also, is all this typing causing you aches and pains? You'll find out how to reduce fatigue while typing. The good habits you learn today will pay off in the future!
 
The Left Shift, h, t, and Period Reaches
In this lesson, you'll learn four new keystrokes: left SHIFT, h, t, and period (.). I'll also provide some tips on improving speed and accuracy and introduce you to the Key Pro 5 word processor program.

Learn the r, Right SHIFT, c, and o Reaches
Continue to build your keyboarding vocabulary by learning four new key reaches in this lesson: r, right SHIFT, c, and o. We'll also talk about “the Zen of typing” . . . in other words, how touch-typing becomes an instinctive and unconscious action.

The w, Comma, b, and p Reaches
Your typing vocabulary continues to expand rapidly with the addition of the reaches to the w, comma, b, and p. Before you know it, you'll be typing complete paragraphs! This lesson also covers what you need to know about carpal tunnel syndrome, a serious and painful condition that you can avoid.

The g, Question Mark, x, and u Reaches
Expand your typing vocabulary by mastering four more key reaches: the g, question mark (?), x, and u. Just a few more reaches, and you'll know how to type the whole alphabet! In this lesson, you'll also learn about the function (FN) key and the numbers lock (NUM LOCK) key, which are on most laptop keyboards.
 
The q, m, v, and Apostrophe Reaches
Today you'll add another four reaches to your typing vocabulary: q, m, v, and apostrophe ('). You'll also learn how to save a document with a word processing program.

The z, y, Quotation Mark, and TAB Reaches
It's time to add another four reaches to your typing vocabulary: the z, y, quotation mark ("), and TAB keys. After this lesson, you'll know the reaches to all the alphabetic keys! You'll also find out how to open, edit, and resave word processing documents.
 
Alphabetic Key Review, the 1 and 8 Number Reaches, and Timed Writings
Are you ready to improve your skills and learn some new ones? After you review the z, y, x, q, v, quotation mark, and CAPS LOCK keys, you'll learn the reaches to the numbers 1 and 8. Then you'll take timed writings in the Key Pro 5 word processor.

Number Reaches, Deleting Text, and Alphabetic Key Review
What's the difference between the DELETE key, the BACKSPACE key, and the Cut command? By the end of this lesson, you'll understand how and when to use these three editing tools. You'll also continue to improve your skills with the alphabetic keys, plus you'll learn more number reaches: 5, 0, 2, and 7.
 
Number and Symbol Reaches, Number Rules, and Key Review
 When should you spell out numbers (like this: one, nine, five hundred), and when should you write them as figures (1, 9, 500)? I'll explain in this lesson. You'll also continue to improve your skills with the keys you've already learned, and you'll finish the number reaches by mastering 4, 9, 3, and 6. Then you’ll learn two symbol reaches: the dollar sign ($) and the hyphen (-).

Symbol Reaches and Skill Building
 You've already mastered some of the symbols and punctuation marks. Today, in our last lesson together, you'll meet the rest of the symbols. You'll also work on your accuracy and speed with the Key Pro 5 Skill Building lessons. And you'll find out how you can continue to hone your keyboarding skills long after you've finished this course!

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Note: This course is not suitable for Macintosh users.

Customer Reviews


Excellently organized, good program, and excellent instructor. This course was so convenient and met my needs perfectly!

I enjoyed the course & felt Kathy did a great job. Her choice of software was excellent. It was easy to comprehend and I will continue to increase my speed. Well worth the time.

I really enjoyed this course. Even though I have typed for years, it is always good to go back to the basics to correct bad habits. I like the software and I loved the course.

I througholy enjoyed the class, and now feel I am well on my way to typing, as opposed to the hunt and peck I have always done. Thank you so very much.

Thank you, this course helped me with my busy life style. With a husband, kids and a fulltime job this was very convinient for me. I would print a lesson and take the kids to their afterschool sports and was able to keep up with school work and my family life. I would recommend an on line course to all those busy mothers out there.

This course was perfect! I can finally type! Being proficient at typing will enable me to take more advanced computer courses. I have been severely handicapped by my poor typing abilities until now. Thank you very much for providing such a useful tool.

Kathy, thank you for teaching this course. Your tips, resources and study materials were very helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone seeking to improve accuracy and/or speed. This course and the program software is designed for both. For anyone who wishes to type from reading materials without looking at the fingers, then I would suggest taking this course. This course really works! From the first lesson and after many years, I broke that habit. I had fun learning. I will never look at my fingers again! Take the course. It's worth every dollar.

The instructor taught a very well written and organized course. She was very encouraging every step of the way and willing to share her knowledge of the subject matter from past experience. Her emphasis on patience and diligence made me realize that mastering keyboarding continues even after the six week course as long as one has a good foundation. She definitely provided me with an excellent foundation by offering an excellent course.

I took typing in high school many years ago. I took this class to help me break old bad habits and to help myself build speed and accuracy for my new job, as well as learn the numeric and symbol keys. I started this class with an average typing speed of 45 gwam and finished the class by averaging 65 gwam. I will continue to use Keyboarding Pro to help become an even faster, more efficient typist. I am so glad I decided to take this course. It made a big difference for me.

Kathy Van Pelt is a very dynamic instructor who is apparently highly skilled and knowledgeable in the area. I felt like I was sitting in the classroom while reading her lessons. She quickly and appropriately responded to questions in such a way that did not make me feel silly, especially when the answer to my question was extensively discussed in a previous lesson! I would definitely recommend her and the keyboarding class to others.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

About this Course

Improve Your Keyboarding Skills

If you want to learn touch-typing or improve your existing typing skills, this is the perfect course for you! In this Certificate to Learn Keyboarding Skills Online Course, you’ll use the Keyboarding Pro 5 program, a typing tutorial designed for personal computers, to learn how to touch-type—that is, to type text you read from a printed page or a computer screen without looking at your keyboard.  

Using Keyboarding Pro’s built-in word processor, you’ll learn how to create, edit, and save word processing documents. As you improve your typing speed and accuracy, you’ll use the word processor’s timed writing feature to continually hone your skills. You’ll even learn posture tips to minimize fatigue and help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.

With the skills you master here, you’ll become faster and more confident at the keyboard. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to touch-type the alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys; create, save, and edit word processing documents; and successfully take a timed writing test during a job interview.

Course Fast Facts:

  • Only 6 weeks to complete this course
  • Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

There are 12 units of study

Getting Started with Key Pro 5
Our first lesson guides you step by step as you download, install, and set up Key Pro 5. You'll also get acquainted with the program, learning about the home row keys and the reach to the i key on the QWERTY keyboard. Are you confused about what home row and QWERTY mean? Don't worry—I'll explain it all.

Lowercase Letters, Plus the Reaches to the e and the n
Now that you're getting comfortable with the home row on the QWERTY keyboard, it's time to introduce you to some new keys. Today you'll learn the proper techniques for lowercase letters. You'll also use Key Pro 5 to practice the reaches to the e and the n. Also, is all this typing causing you aches and pains? You'll find out how to reduce fatigue while typing. The good habits you learn today will pay off in the future!
 
The Left Shift, h, t, and Period Reaches
In this lesson, you'll learn four new keystrokes: left SHIFT, h, t, and period (.). I'll also provide some tips on improving speed and accuracy and introduce you to the Key Pro 5 word processor program.

Learn the r, Right SHIFT, c, and o Reaches
Continue to build your keyboarding vocabulary by learning four new key reaches in this lesson: r, right SHIFT, c, and o. We'll also talk about “the Zen of typing” . . . in other words, how touch-typing becomes an instinctive and unconscious action.

The w, Comma, b, and p Reaches
Your typing vocabulary continues to expand rapidly with the addition of the reaches to the w, comma, b, and p. Before you know it, you'll be typing complete paragraphs! This lesson also covers what you need to know about carpal tunnel syndrome, a serious and painful condition that you can avoid.

The g, Question Mark, x, and u Reaches
Expand your typing vocabulary by mastering four more key reaches: the g, question mark (?), x, and u. Just a few more reaches, and you'll know how to type the whole alphabet! In this lesson, you'll also learn about the function (FN) key and the numbers lock (NUM LOCK) key, which are on most laptop keyboards.
 
The q, m, v, and Apostrophe Reaches
Today you'll add another four reaches to your typing vocabulary: q, m, v, and apostrophe ('). You'll also learn how to save a document with a word processing program.

The z, y, Quotation Mark, and TAB Reaches
It's time to add another four reaches to your typing vocabulary: the z, y, quotation mark ("), and TAB keys. After this lesson, you'll know the reaches to all the alphabetic keys! You'll also find out how to open, edit, and resave word processing documents.
 
Alphabetic Key Review, the 1 and 8 Number Reaches, and Timed Writings
Are you ready to improve your skills and learn some new ones? After you review the z, y, x, q, v, quotation mark, and CAPS LOCK keys, you'll learn the reaches to the numbers 1 and 8. Then you'll take timed writings in the Key Pro 5 word processor.

Number Reaches, Deleting Text, and Alphabetic Key Review
What's the difference between the DELETE key, the BACKSPACE key, and the Cut command? By the end of this lesson, you'll understand how and when to use these three editing tools. You'll also continue to improve your skills with the alphabetic keys, plus you'll learn more number reaches: 5, 0, 2, and 7.
 
Number and Symbol Reaches, Number Rules, and Key Review
 When should you spell out numbers (like this: one, nine, five hundred), and when should you write them as figures (1, 9, 500)? I'll explain in this lesson. You'll also continue to improve your skills with the keys you've already learned, and you'll finish the number reaches by mastering 4, 9, 3, and 6. Then you’ll learn two symbol reaches: the dollar sign ($) and the hyphen (-).

Symbol Reaches and Skill Building
 You've already mastered some of the symbols and punctuation marks. Today, in our last lesson together, you'll meet the rest of the symbols. You'll also work on your accuracy and speed with the Key Pro 5 Skill Building lessons. And you'll find out how you can continue to hone your keyboarding skills long after you've finished this course!

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Note: This course is not suitable for Macintosh users.

Excellently organized, good program, and excellent instructor. This course was so convenient and met my needs perfectly!

I enjoyed the course & felt Kathy did a great job. Her choice of software was excellent. It was easy to comprehend and I will continue to increase my speed. Well worth the time.

I really enjoyed this course. Even though I have typed for years, it is always good to go back to the basics to correct bad habits. I like the software and I loved the course.

I througholy enjoyed the class, and now feel I am well on my way to typing, as opposed to the hunt and peck I have always done. Thank you so very much.

Thank you, this course helped me with my busy life style. With a husband, kids and a fulltime job this was very convinient for me. I would print a lesson and take the kids to their afterschool sports and was able to keep up with school work and my family life. I would recommend an on line course to all those busy mothers out there.

This course was perfect! I can finally type! Being proficient at typing will enable me to take more advanced computer courses. I have been severely handicapped by my poor typing abilities until now. Thank you very much for providing such a useful tool.

Kathy, thank you for teaching this course. Your tips, resources and study materials were very helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone seeking to improve accuracy and/or speed. This course and the program software is designed for both. For anyone who wishes to type from reading materials without looking at the fingers, then I would suggest taking this course. This course really works! From the first lesson and after many years, I broke that habit. I had fun learning. I will never look at my fingers again! Take the course. It's worth every dollar.

The instructor taught a very well written and organized course. She was very encouraging every step of the way and willing to share her knowledge of the subject matter from past experience. Her emphasis on patience and diligence made me realize that mastering keyboarding continues even after the six week course as long as one has a good foundation. She definitely provided me with an excellent foundation by offering an excellent course.

I took typing in high school many years ago. I took this class to help me break old bad habits and to help myself build speed and accuracy for my new job, as well as learn the numeric and symbol keys. I started this class with an average typing speed of 45 gwam and finished the class by averaging 65 gwam. I will continue to use Keyboarding Pro to help become an even faster, more efficient typist. I am so glad I decided to take this course. It made a big difference for me.

Kathy Van Pelt is a very dynamic instructor who is apparently highly skilled and knowledgeable in the area. I felt like I was sitting in the classroom while reading her lessons. She quickly and appropriately responded to questions in such a way that did not make me feel silly, especially when the answer to my question was extensively discussed in a previous lesson! I would definitely recommend her and the keyboarding class to others.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007KEY
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6 Weeks
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 24 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

Start Dates

This course is available to begin on the following dates

  • 11 September
  • 16 October
  • 13 November
  • 11 December

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