Online Class: Typing and Keyboarding 101

Typing is no longer a nice skill to have, it's now a job requirement. If you don't know how to type well, then this typing and keyboarding course is for you as it provides the step-by-step instructions and practice drills required to help you achieve typing mastery.

Self-Paced, Online Class
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Course Description

Today, knowing how to type fast is almost a necessity in the business world.  More and more corporate-world employees are being asked to create reports, sales letters, business plans, blogs, web content, forecasts and more.  Knowing how to type can save you hours of valuable work time, increasing your productivity.

This course, Typing and Keyboarding for Business Professionals, is entirely self-teaching.  Each lesson is short, simple and easy to master, with easy-to-understand text and custom-designed typing drills. Here are some features you will like about this course:

1.  Cumulative Reviews:  At the end of each lesson, you will be quizzed on the most important points to remember.  This will help to reinforce your understanding of those keys before you go on to the new ones.

2.  Accuracy and Speed-Building practice:  Learning how to type faster means nothing without the accuracy that goes along with it.  We've created special practice drills that will help you master both.

3.  Learn Business Correspondence Formats:  This course helps you learn and understand the correct format and etiquette for the most common letters, documents and notes used when communicating in the business world.

4.  Speed and Accuracy Tests:  We've provided tests that allow you to see how your words per minute (wpm) rate and your accuracy have improved over the course of the class.

5.  Online Typing Aids:  To help you continue to practice, we've provided links to several websites offering free typing games and tests.

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.3 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(8,787 votes)
  • Lesson 1: Home Row Keys

    This lesson the keys and finger placement of the of row keys.
  • Lesson 2: Top-Row Keys

    The lesson explains the top row keys and the correct finger placement.
  • Lesson 3: Bottom-Row Keys

    This lesson teaches the bottom row keys and the correct finger placement.
  • Lesson 4: Fourth-Row Number and Symbol Keys

    This lesson teaches the fourth row and the correct finger placement.
  • Lesson 5: Shift Keys

    This lesson explains how to use the shift keys, what they do and the correct finger placement.
  • Lesson 6: Enter and Backspace Keys

    This lesson describes how and when to use the enter and backspace keys and practice lessons.
  • Lesson 7: Tab and Caps Lock Keys

    This lesson explains how to use the caps lock and tab keys.
  • Lesson 8: Shortcut Keys

    This lesson explains shortcut keys for a typewriter, PC and Mac.
  • Lesson 9: Mastering the Keys

    This lesson gives you practice on typing alphabet, number, symbol and punctuation keys.
  • Lesson 10: Skill Drills

    These simple drills are designed to strengthen your reaching movements so that you feel more comfortable with both hands on the keyboard.
  • Lesson 11: Sentence Repetition

    Using repetition to familiar yourself to not look at keyboard.
  • Lesson 12: Paragraph Practice

    Practicing paragraphs to increase your flow.
  • Lesson 13: Speed Boosters

    This lesson focuses on repeating sentences to type smoothly.
  • Lesson 14: Timed Tests

    This lesson will test your speed and accuracy.
  • Lesson 15: Business Letters

    This lesson describes how to write a professional business letter.
  • Lesson 16: Business Memos

    This lesson explains how to make concise business memos.
  • Lesson 17: Personal Business Notes

    This lesson explains how to write personal business notes.
  • Lesson 18: Business Emails and Email Etiquette

    This lesson explains how to write business emails.
  • Lesson 19: Resumes

    This lesson will explain how to format and write a professional resume.
  • Lesson 20: Application Letters

    This lesson describes how to make an application letter to go along with your resume.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify and use Home Row keys.
  • Identify and use Top-Row Keys.
  • Identify and use Bottom-Row Keys.
  • Identify and use Fourth-Row Number and Symbol Keys.
  • Identify and use Shift Keys.
  • Identify and use Enter and Backspace Keys.
  • Identify and use Tab and Caps Lock Keys.
  • Master proper finger to key usage.
  • Demonstrate proficiency through skill drills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in sentence and paragraph creation.
  • Type and format business letters, business memos, personal notes, and emails.
  • Type and format resumes and application letters.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

Online CEU Certificate
  • Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
  • Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
  • Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
  • View and Share Your Certificate Online or Download/Print as PDF
  • Display Your Certificate on Your Resume and Promote Your Achievements Using Social Media
Document Your CEUs on Your Resume
Course Title: Typing and Keyboarding 101
Course Number: 7550009
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (8,787 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: August 2021
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 2.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Linda Zavadil
Syllabus: View Syllabus

Student Testimonials

  • "It was very helpful. It made you practice everything and read questions properly and answer what I was asked. I found the email, note, resume and application letter very useful." -- Eileen D.
  • "I really enjoyed this typing course! It was easy to follow and understand and I got to do it at my own pace. It helped me improve on my typing skills immensely and I would highly recommend it to my peers if they would like to do the same." -- Lori L.
  • "The course was very helpful in becoming more proficient in typing...Overall, this course has been a tremendous help to me." -- Alysia B.
  • "I found both the keyboarding skill lessons and the document lessons very well presented and helpful. Thanks!" -- Nancy A.
  • "I took this course to strengthen my typing skills and am very glad I took it. This course has helped me become a better typist." -- Bethany L.
  • "I really appreciated all aspects of this course. The typing practice work was huge for me but the last 4 assignments in business and professionalism was extremely useful as well." -- Lydia J.
  • "This course was very knowledgeable and informative. I learned content that I didn't know about and structure of papers that I didn't know you needed to include in stuff." -- Amjad J.
  • "This course was incredibly helpful and I am so grateful that I took it. I have been typing for a very long time; however, I realize that I am always a student, even to a craft that I have nearly mastered. From beginning to end, I learned something new (and improved) with each lesson. Thank you." -- Ashley J.
  • "This course was very helpful in refreshing my keyboarding skills." -- Michael W.
  • "This course was very, very helpful. My skills greatly improved!" -- Cora B.
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