logo

Assessment Centre

Keyboarding

A keyboarding assessment may be required for entry into some VCC programs and other outside institutions. Our assessment may also be used to determine both gross and net words per minute for applicable employment application purposes.

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.

You are responsible for confirming the most up-to-date keyboarding requirements for non-VCC organizations. 


The Keyboarding Assessment schedule is available on our schedules page.

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

There are several ways you can make an appointment for a keyboarding assessment:

  • Complete the online request form.  This option does not confirm your appointment.  When we receive the request we will call you to finalize a date and make the payment.
  • Call 604.871.7093, option 6.  Please be prepared to pay the assessment fee with a credit card. 
  • Come to the VCC Assessment Centre at the Broadway campus. Bring picture identification and payment.

For security purposes, please do not share credit card information in an email or voice mail.

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.).

Note: the keyboarding assessment schedule posted on the web is subject to change. 

 

 


Assessment fees are non-refundable.

The cost for a keyboarding assessment is $30.00, 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 24 hours notice to avoid a $15 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.