The Computer Applications and Office Technologies programs prepare students for employment with the necessary skill sets for administrative assistant and general office careers, the emphasis being on administrative support. Students prepare for entry- to mid-level positions in a variety of business, government, and educational settings, as well as prepare for career and academic advancement.
This course provides instruction and practical applications in current office techniques. Students will learn about the workplace environment, communication skills, business English, soft skills, ethics, customer focus, team work, technology basics, workforce behaviors, business correspondence, meetings and travel, and job search among other related topics essential for employment in office positions.
This course is for the beginning student and provides instruction and development of fundamental skills in the operation of the keyboard including letter, number, symbol, special keys, and the numeric keypad.
This course is designed to improve speed and accuracy in using the keyboard through development of proper technique, assessment of keyboarding deficiencies, and through individual practice to improve keyboarding deficiencies. It is for students who know the keyboard by touch but need more work on speed and/or accuracy. Drills for speed development and accuracy will be self-paced.
This course is designed for those with little or no computer experience. Learners practice file management, email, instant messaging, Internet browsing and searching. This course includes a brief introduction to industry standard Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation) application programs. Computer terminology and identification of fundamental hardware and software applications is introduced.
This course introduces personal management software and use of Microsoft Outlook functions. Topics include management of e-mail, organization of contacts, creation and scheduling of events using the calendar, and creating and managing tasks for personal and business use. Customization of Outlook features is also covered.
This course is designed to provide the learner with basic to intermediate level of understanding of word processing with Microsoft Word including basic document creation, formatting, and editing using Microsoft Word. Learners create, edit, and format business letters, multiple-page reports, newsletters, and cover letters. This course prepares the student for the Microsoft Office User certification exam for Word.
This course is designed to provide the learner with a basic to intermediate understanding of Microsoft Excel beginning with spreadsheet design, creation, revision, formatting, and printing a workbook. Formulas, functions, and syntax are introduced along with an introduction to using charts and graphs. Problem solving for Excel solutions is also emphasized. This course prepares the student for the Microsoft Office User Certification exam for Excel.
This course provides the learner with experience planning, creating, editing, viewing, print and run professional PowerPoint presentations. Included is the opportunity to add and modify both text and graphics; insert and modify information graphics and multimedia; apply, modify, and create master pages; and to apply, modify, and create templates. Integration with other Microsoft programs is included.
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