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Assessment Centre

If you are inquiring about COVID-19 testing site at VCC,  click on this link:  http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/about-covid-19/covid-19-testing.  The VCC Assessment Centre is not associated with the COVID testing site. 

 

Limited in-person computer based Math assessments available on a first come first served basis.  

Please click on the appropriate box below for more information and for alternative assessment options.  

All inquiries are only by email assessments@vcc.ca or by phone (604) 871-7093 Option 2.

 

If you require assistance with program requirements and options, please make an appointment with an Advisor by calling 604.871.7000 Option 2 or by visiting www.vcc.ca/advising.

 

*IMPORTANT*

Every student with a scheduled in-person appointment is required to complete a pre-health screening questionnaire on the day of their appointment.   The link to the questionnaire will be provided to you in your confirmation appointment email.  

 

 

 

 

Keyboarding

We are now offering In-Person Keyboarding assessments at a very limited capacity.

Note: We currently only offer keyboarding assessments for VCC programs.

The keyboarding assessment consists of 6 five-minute timings using the TYPIST program.

For VCC programs, you will need 98% Accuracy (5 errors or fewer) in a 5-minute timing, using the touch-typing method (using the appropriate fingers for each key on the keyboard).

To book a keyboarding assessment for a VCC course or program, you need the following 3 pieces of information:

  • Voucher number from TYPIST (Please see under the "Booking an appointment" tab)
  • A VCC ID number (usually 9 digits and begins with '000')
  • The name of the VCC course or program you want to get into

If you do not have these 3 pieces of information, please speak with one of the following advisors:

*It is the student's responsibility to confirm and request the correct assessment for their chosen program/course.  Please consult with a VCC advisor for details.


Fees:

  • TYPIST Voucher Fee - $20 + GST
  • TYPIST Keyboarding Proctoring Fee - $20 (GST included)

 

TO BOOK A KEYBOARDING ASSESSMENT PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY:

1) Go to the TYPIST site https://typistapp.ca/c/1/vancouver-community-college and purchase a voucher. The cost is $20 + GST.

2) Once you have purchased your voucher, book an appointment in RegisterBlast to have your TYPIST keyboarding assessment proctored by VCC Assessment Centre.   The proctoring cost is another $20 (GST included)

                          You will need the following information to book:  

                          a)  TYPIST voucher number

                          b)  VCC ID#

                          c)  The program you need the Keyboarding for

3) Once in the RegisterBlast booking site, please read and follow the instructions carefully.

                    To book to have your TYPIST keyboarding proctored, please click on the following                                                                     link:  https://canada.registerblast.com/vcc/Exam/List 

 

4)  Please make sure to be familiar with the TYPIST Keyboarding assessment by watching the overview video:    https://www.loom.com/share/8c67bd56fb90421a834fdee1260b9820 

 

Details about the Keyboarding Assessment:

  • The keyboarding assessment consists of 6 five-minute timings done on a computer using the TYPIST program.
  • It is recommended that you practice with a free standing keyboard rather than a laptop.
  • Timed Writings are on the screen.
  • Please allow 90 minutes of your time to do the keyboarding assessment.
  • This assessment may be retaken without a waiting period.
  • Government issued Picture Identification will be required when taking the keyboarding assessment (ie. Valid driver’s license, passport, BCID, PR card etc.)

Note:   If the backspace key is used, the TYPIST program will automatically consider it an error.      

 

Here are some free practice keyboarding sites:

powertyping.com

typingweb.com

http://www.dvorak-keyboards.com/

goodtyping.com/test.php  

powertyping.com

sense-lang.org/typing/tutor/sttest.php?lesson=1

http://download.cnet.com/Mavis-Beacon-Teaches-Typing-17-Deluxe/3000-2051_4-10441764.html

http://www.typingstudy.com/

http://www.typeonline.co.uk/


Assessment fees are non-refundable. * Fees are subject to change *

The cost for a TYPIST Keyboarding assessment is:

TYPIST Voucher fee: $20 + GST                                                                                                                                                                          TYPIST Keyboarding Proctoring fee:  $20  (GST included)

To reschedule your keyboarding assessment appointment, we require 48 hours notice to avoid a $25 rescheduling fee.

 


Assessment results are confidential and valid for one calendar year.

This assessment may be retaken without a waiting period.

An assessment fee applies each time you do the keyboarding assessment.

Duplicate results lettters can be generated at an additional fee. Contact us for more information.