Assessment Centre


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. 

To book an appointment for a keyboard assessment, please contact the following areas:

For Applied Business programs (Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Medical Transcriptionist):

For Health Sciences programs (Pharmacy Technician, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Lab Assistant):

For all other keyboarding needs:




Assessment fees are non-refundable.

The cost for a keyboarding assessment is $30, payable by cash, debit or credit card when you make your appointment.  

Payment can be made in person or over the phone with a credit card. 604.871.7093, option 6. For security purposes, please do not leave credit card information in a 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.