Office Information Processing - Certificate

Program Integration: This certificate provides 40 credits towards the A.A.S. in Administrative Support Technology ? General Office.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will demonstrate:

  1. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  2. Proficiency in using word processing software to accurately format a variety of business correspondence.
  3. Ability to perform mathematical calculations to accurately complete financial and accounting functions used in an office environment.
  4. Ability to key with a level of speed and accuracy acceptable to perform satisfactorily to industry standards.
  5. Alphabetic and numeric filing rules to efficiently file and retrieve business correspondence.

Program Information

This program prepares students for careers in information processing.

Minimum credits: 40

Length: 3 semesters, if full-time suggested course sequence is followed.

Career opportunities: Customer Service Representative: $31,720 Job Growth: 10% from 2014-2024; Human Resources Assistant: $34,160 Job Growth: 3%; Financial Clerk: $33,200, Job Growth: 6%

*Median salaries nationwide as of 2015. Source: BLS.gov

Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business

Contact: 434.797.8474

Course Sequence

First Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
AST 101/103 Keyboarding I + Lab 2 2 4 3
AST 243 Office Administration I 3 0 3 3
ENG 134 Grammar for Writing & Speaking 3 0 3 3
BUS 121 Business Mathematics I 3 0 3 3
ITE 116 Survey of Computer Software
Applications
2 0 2 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 1
Total 14 2 16 16
Second Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
AST 102/104 Keyboarding II + Lab 2 2 4 3
AST 234 Records & Database Management 3 0 3 3
ENG 135 Applied Grammar 3 0 3 3
AST 244 Office Administration II 3 0 3 3
AST 253/255 Advanced Desktop Publishing
(Word) + Lab
2 2 4 3
Total 13 4 17 15
Third Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
ACC 111 Accounting I 3 0 3 3
AST 238/239 Advanced Word Processing
Operations + Lab
2 2 4 3
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software 3 0 3 3
SDV 106 Preparation for Employment 1 0 1 1
Total 9 2 11 10