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OFFI 279 Keyboarding - Online

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to touch type and use correct keyboard technique. Speed and accuracy development are stressed. This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks. All work for this course (except graded speed and accuracy tests) may be done outside of class.

Credits                                         1
Prerequisites                               None
Instructor                                    Stephanie Quintero
Office Technology Classroom      DH-301
Phone                                           (443) 518-4876

Registered Students | Overall Course Objectives | Major Course Topics | Course Format | Orientation | Course Requirements | Texts and Materials | Exams 

Registered Students

Immediately after enrolling, please go to, choose the semester, and complete the pre-semester notification form.

Overall Course Objecives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Type the alphabetic keys of a standard keyboard using the touch system.
  • Type a minimum of 30 wpm for three minutes with a maximum of two errors.
  • Type the numeric keys.

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Major Course Topics

  • Keyboarding techniques
  • Alphabetic keys
  • Numeric keys

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Course Format 

  • This course is not self-paced.  However, students may accelerate their pace so that they may finish the course in fewer than 14 weeks.
  • The syllabus lists course requirements.
  • This schedule is posted in the learning management system and is available for students all semester.
  • No on-campus meetings are required.  However, this course does require on-campus attendance for tests.  The tests may be taken during any open hours in the Office Technology classroom.  Please note, however, that all OFFI 279 students are welcome to come to the Office Technology classroom to do classwork and/or to receive personal help from an instructor.
  • Modules contain course instructions.
  • Canvas  is the method of communication. 
  • Real-time chats are not required.

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This course has a mandatory face-to-face orientation held on the Saturday morning prior to the semester start.  Please click on to view the orientation schedule.

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Course Requirements

For complete technical requirements, specific course instructions, and information to help you assess options that best fit your lifestyle and learning style, visit

  • Come to the Office Technology classroom to take graded speed and accuracy tests which have deadlines for completion
  • Keyboarding Pro Software (CD bundled with the textbooks)

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Texts and Materials Required

Keyboarding Course, Lessons 1-25 with Keyboarding Pro 6:  College Keyboarding, 18th Edition
VanHuss, Forde, and Woo | South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2011 | ISBN: 978-1-111-42646-0

A flash drive if you are completing your work at the college and at home

Additional textbook information:  Please visit 
and follow the instructions for selecting textbooks.

Technical Requirements for Online Courses

Review the Technical Requirements link above.  The course requires:

  • A Web browser

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For purposes of verification and assessing learning outcomes, this course has graded speed and accuracy tests (timed writings), which have deadlines for completion.  The graded timed writings must be taken at the college during any open hours in the Office Technology classroom.

If you have any questions or comments about this class, please send a message to

Cindy Garnsey,   

Last updated on 9-Jul-13
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