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Word Processing Specialist

Certificate (Certificate Program) - 35 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Word Processing Specialist Certificate is to prepare students for entry-level positions in information processing by developing a high level of keyboarding and word processing skill in conjunction with entry-level office skills.

Admission to the Program:

Students are expected to be computer literate, to know the Windows operating system, and be able to touch type. If this is not the case, TYPE 120 and 121 are prerequisites for entering this program. 

Contact the Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems department for information regarding the TYPE 120 placement exam and the TYPE 121 proficiency exam.

Program Note:

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
BUS 120; OFOCC 111; OFOCC 151; OFACS 125; OFACS 126; WP 161

Spring Semester 1:
OFOCC 114; OFOCC 205; WP 122; TYPE 142; OFACS 132

Fall Semester 2:
OFOCC 200; OFOCC 210; OFOCC 250; OFACS 211 or WP 186


Course Information:
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
BUS 120BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 3
OFACS 125POWERPOINT 1
OFACS 126OUTLOOK 1
OFACS 132ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEETS 3
OFOCC 111TELEPHONE SKILLS FOR THE OFFICE 1
OFOCC 114FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSCRIPTION 3
OFOCC 151PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR OFFICE EMPLOYEES 3
OFOCC 200MACHINE TRANSCRIPTION AND SPECIALIZED TERMINOLOGY  2
OFOCC 205FUNDAMENTALS OF RECORDS CONTROL 3
OFOCC 210ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE PROCEDURES 3
OFOCC 250OFFICE OCCUPATIONS INTERNSHIP 3
TYPE 142TYPING SPEED DEVELOPMENT TO 60 NWPM *1
WP 122KEYBOARD/WORD PROCESSING III 4
WP 161DATA ENTRY 1
WP 186WORD PROCESSING FOR DESKTOP PUBLISHING 3
or
OFACS 211INTEGRATED OFFICE PROJECTS 3

* Enroll in TYPE 130 to earn credit in one of the following courses: TYPE 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, or 145.

Students should submit a "Petition for Graduation" after completing 26-30 of the above hours.  The form is available in the Student Service Center, L211.  The graduation fee should be paid in the Student Service Center, L210.

For Program Information Contact:
Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309) 694-5558

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