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Typing Practice, Skill Development and Training Lessons

Good typing skills are a requirement for many professionals, including administrative and executive assistants. Community colleges, vocational schools and adult education programs offer a variety of certificate and associate's degree programs designed to improve students' typing skills.

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Honing typing skills is important for those entering the professional business world. Community colleges and vocational schools offer typing classes, generally as part of a certificate program or an associate degree program in office or administrative assisting.

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  • Administrative Assistant or Secretary
  • Clerical and General Office
  • Customer Service and Call Center Support
  • Executive Assistant or Secretary
  • Office Technology and Data Entry
  • Receptionist
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management

Typing Training Programs

Students looking to learn typing skills or develop their keyboarding speed and accuracy have the option of pursuing associate degree and certificate programs designed for aspiring administrative assistants. Typing instruction included in these programs is outlined below.

Certificate Programs

Many schools include keyboarding or document processing classes in their administrative assisting certificate of achievement and certificate of completion programs. Basic typing classes focus on training students with little or no keyboarding skills. Students learn to type using the correct finger positioning and without looking at the keyboard. Course objectives typically require them to type a minimum number of words per minute with a certain level of accuracy.

Intermediate or advanced typing classes help students produce more sophisticated and lengthy documents while further improving their speed and accuracy. They might take typing lessons that focus on topics such as:

  • Data entry
  • 10-key numerical panels
  • Formatting letters, manuscripts and footnotes

Associate Degree Programs

Typing training is also part of the required coursework for associate's degree programs in administrative office management, administrative office technology, administrative assisting and legal administrative assisting. These associate's degree programs may offer several typing courses at varying levels. Courses are designed to develop beginning or experienced typists' speed and accuracy as well as their document formatting and data entry skills.

Courses in these programs cover topics such as:

  • English
  • Accounting
  • Business communications
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word

There are many options for those interested in developing their typing skills in a classroom setting. These options are most commonly available as part of a certificate program or an associate degree program in administrative work.

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