Office Information Processing

Award: CERTIFICATE

Length: A full-time student may complete this

program in one year, which includes one summer

term.

Purpose: The Office Information Processing

program is designed for persons who are seeking

employment in the information processing field

immediately upon completion of the community

college program. Persons who are seeking initial

employment and those presently employed

in information processing who are seeking

advancement, or who want to improve or update

skills, will benefit from this program.

Occupational Objectives: The following

occupational titles represent examples of possible

employment opportunities:

  • Bill and Account Collector

  • Billing, Cost or Rate Clerk

  • Cashier

  • Customer Service Representative – Utilities

  • Data Keyer (except Composing)

  • Dispatcher – Police, Fire or Ambulance

  • Computer Operator

  • Counter or Rental Clerk

  • File Clerk

  • Hotel, Motel, or Resort Desk Clerk

  • Human Resources Assistant (except Payroll and

  • Timekeeping)

  • Interviewing Clerk

  • Loan and Credit Clerk

  • Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator

  • Messenger

  • Office Clerk – General

  • Order Clerk – Materials, Merchandise and

  • Service

  • Payroll and Timekeeping Clerk

  • Receptionist or Information Clerk

  • Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerk

  • Switchboard Operator

  • Teller

  • Word Processor or Typist

 

Admission Requirements: You may be admitted

to this program by meeting the admission

requirements established for the College. If you

meet the general admission requirements, a

counselor will discuss with you the strengths and

weaknesses of your academic background and

your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by

an appropriate placement test. You may correct

any deficiencies in academic preparation in the

College’s Developmental Studies program.

Program Description: The Office Information

Processing program includes technical courses

in related areas and general education courses.

Instruction includes both the theoretical concepts

and practical applications needed for success in

information processing.

Program Requirements: To receive the Certificate

in Office Information Processing you must complete

a minimum of 50 credits with a cumulative grade

point average of 2.0 or better. The credits are

distributed according to the following outline. This

outline represents a typical order of courses taken

by full-time students. Part-time and/or evening

students may take courses in any desired order,

except for sequence courses or courses requiring

prerequisites.

 



 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester      
AST 101   Keyboarding I 2 0 2
AST 103   Keyboarding I Lab 0 2 1
AST 243   Office Administration I 3 0 3
BUS 121   Business Mathematics I 3 0 3
ENG 134   Grammar for Writing&
Speaking
3 0 3
ITE 115   Intro. to Computer
Applications & Concepts
3 2 4
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total     15 4 17

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester      
ACC 111   Accounting I 3 0 3
ENG 135   Applied Grammar II 3 0 3
AST 102   Keyboarding II 2 0 2
AST 104   Keyboarding II Lab 0 2 1
AST 238   MS Word 2 0 2
AST 239   MS Word Lab 0 2 1
AST 244   Office Administration II 3 0 3
HUM   Approved Humanities      
    or      
    Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Total     16 4 18




 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester      
AST 113   Speedbuilding 0 2 1
AST 234   Records &Database Mgt. 3 0 3
AST 253   Desktop Publishing 2 0 2
AST 255   Desktop Publishing Lab 0 2 1
ECO 100   Elementary Economics 3 0 3
ITE 140   Spreadsheet Software 3 0 3
SDV 106   Job Search Strategies 1 0 1
EEE   Approved Elective   0 1
Total     13 4 15


Total Minimum Credits for Office Information Processing.........................................................................50

 


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