1creditsThis course emphasizes keyboard mastery. It was designed to develop accuracy, speed, and control of the keyboard. Through completion of the lessons, students advance toward a minimum competency level of 30 gross words per minute (GWAM)on a 3-minute official time with a maximum of 3 errors. The alphabetic keys are reviewed three times. In order to pass this course at the end of the semester, you must be able to key 30 wpm for 3 minutes with 3 errors or less. Every lesson contains exercises of 15-sec., 30-sec., and 1-3 minutes timings. Students are encouraged to meet the speed and accuracy goals in each exercise before continuing on to the next exercise. Progress Reports help students evaluate their progress. Using the backspace key and correcting errors is not allowed.