Introduction to Keyboarding
1 Credit Hours

Course Description:
Students will learn to key alpha characters using the touch system for use on a personal level or as a basic skill. At the completion of this course, students are expected to key at a rate of 25 words a minute for one minute and three minutes with one or less errors per minute allowed using the touch method and without the use of the backspace key.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Computer System Requirements:  The following are minimum system requirements that are necessary to run the Keyboarding Pro 6 software on a personal computer. Recommended configurations are listed in parentheses.

  • 500 MHz Pentium III or compatible processors
  • 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM)
  • Hard Drive with 1 GB free disk space
  • 8X CD-ROM Drive
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • 600 x 800 screen with 24-bit color (1024 x 768 with 32-bit color)
  • Internet connection—for best results when using Web Reporter, the publisher recommends use of a direct connection to the Web rather than a wireless connection. The quality of wireless service can vary greatly from one Internet Service Provider to another.

General Course Information: Students will follow the 15 Topics in iNET for assignment instructions for the course. Using the Keyboarding Pro 6 software purchased with the textbook, students will complete the Alphabetic Lessons 1-13 and a series of 9 timing tests as assigned in the iNET Topics.  Student assignments and timing results will be sent to the instructor using the Web Reporter feature in the Keyboarding Pro 6 software.

Instructor: Anita Lindquist