If you want to learn touch-typing or improve your existing typing skills, this is the perfect course for you! In these lessons, 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.
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.
Kathy Van Pelt has taught computer courses at a community college for the past 25 years. She specializes in Microsoft Office applications, Google Drive and Google Applications, the Windows and Mac operating systems, and keyboarding. She spent seven years teaching word processing and business classes at a private business college and loves being in the ever-evolving educational field.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
The Home Row keys (asdf jkl;)
Reaches e, i and Enter
Reaches r, and u
Reaches g and h
Reaches t and y
Reaches q, w, o, and p
Reaches c, v, and n
Reaches z, x, b and m
Left Shift Reach
Right Shift Reach
Reaches . (period) , (comma) and ' (quote)
Adding numbers; Adding Shifted Characters (@, #, %, etc.)