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Keyboarding

A keyboarding assessment may be required for entry into some VCC programs.

The keyboarding assessment consists of 6 five-minute timings done on a desktop computer using the Cortez- Peters keyboarding program. This program does not allow the use of the backspace key. 

For VCC programs, you will only be allowed 5 errors or less in a 5 minute timing, using the touch-typing method (using the appropriate fingers for each key on the keyboard).

Keyboarding requirements for the following VCC programs:

Please note that no more than 5 errors are permitted as part of the entry requirements for VCC programs.


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

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

  •  The name of the VCC course or program you want to get into
  •  The name of the VCC assessment you need to take
  •  A VCC ID number (usually 9 digits and begins with '000')

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.

 

** NEW APPOINTMENT BOOKING PROCESS**

Note: On January 02, 2019, the new assessment and rescheduling fees will come into effect

 

Please book online by clicking on the following link:   https://canada.registerblast.com/vcc/Exam/List

If you do not have a credit card, please do not book online.  Contact the Assessment Centre at 604-871-7093  Option 6.  

 

Details about the Keyboarding Assessment:

- The keyboarding assessment consists of 6 five-minute timings done on a computer using the Cortez-Peters keyboarding program

- Backspace key is disabled  (cannot backspace to correct)

- 2 spaces after a period (.)   1 space after a comma (,)

- 2 spaces after a colon (:)   1 space after a semi-colon (;)

- Timed Writings are on a piece of paper and not on the screen

- Use a regular keyboard to practice and not on a laptop if possible

Please allow 1 hour to 1 ½ hour  of your time to do the keyboarding assessment.

This assessment may be retaken without a waiting period.

 

Picture identification is needed to enter the assessment room (ie: valid passport, driver's license, PR card, BCID, etc.).

 

 

 


* On January 02, 2019,  the new assessment and rescheduling fees will come into effect *

 

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

The cost for a keyboarding assessment is $40.00, payable.  Payment must be made to secure your appointment.  

 

Payment can be made in person by cash, debit or credit card, or over the phone with a credit card. 604.871.7093, option 6. For security purposes, please do not share credit card information in an email or voice mail.

To reschedule your keyboard 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.