14 weeks Course


In this course students learn keyboarding techniques using various methods. Keyboarding speed and accuracy are emphasized. Proofreading and editing documents is covered. Research about repetitive stress injury (RSI) and proper ergonomics is included. The student should be able to achieve a minimum speed of 25 net words per minute (nwpm) with 5 or fewer errors with frequent practice.

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

You will need to access to a home or office personal computer with an Internet connection and Web access. System Requirements Supported Browsers Windows *Chrome version 65 or later * Firefox version 58 or later * Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 7,8,8.1 only)

Compatibility mode is not supported * Microsoft Edge 16 MacOS / OS X * Chrome version 65 or later * Firefox version 58 or later * Safari version 11 or later iOS * Safari version 10 or later Only the SAM Study Center is supported.

2016 Tasks might not work in portrait mode on iPad. You can't just right-click. Other browsers and versions than those listed might also work, but are not supported. If you have problems when using an unsupported browser, try using a supported browser before contacting your instructor.

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.