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Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Advanced Keyboarding

This advanced keyboarding course focuses on increasing speed and accuracy for students who know the alphabetic keyboard. Students use a guided software program to plan a strategy for skillbuilding drills and techniques. Offered pass/no pass only.

Subject: BOT
Course Number: 101
Section Number: 1960
Units: 1
Instructor: VanPelt,Kathleen

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office: Online
Office hours: Online
Phone: (760) 944-4449 x8968
Instructor notes:
This is an advanced typing course where students complete drills and timings to increase their speed and accuracy. Students should be typing at least 20 wpm at the start of the class. It is a Pass/No Pass course and all course requirements must be completed for a successful grade. An access code is needed to enter the online keyboarding program. It is a very user friendly program and a great way to learn how to navigate through an online course. Students are encouraged to work ahead but must keep up with the weekly lessons.

You will be using the Skill-building Mastery software from Ellsworth Publishing ( for this course. You may purchase the textbook/access code or just an access code from the MiraCosta bookstore. Please note that you MUST purchase either the textbook/access code OR an access code for this course. 

If you have a question about the class, please email the instructor at

Pass/No Pass grade 

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