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This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

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.

Beginning Keyboarding

This beginning keyboarding course focuses on correct finger placement and technique. Students use a guided online software program to learn proper typing posture and finger placement, to practice the alphabetic keyboard, and to accomplish a speed of approximately 25 wpm. Offered pass/no pass only.

Subject: BOT
Course Number: 100
Section Number: 2443
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 x 8968
Instructor notes:
This is a beginning typing course where students learn proper finger placement and techniques for keying without stress. 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 Keyboard 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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