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Office Automation Certificate (OAC)

The Office Automation Certificate Program has been designed for individuals who are currently employed in an office and need retraining or who need to upgrade their skills because of the impact of technology. The program is also ideal for individuals entering the job market for the first time. Training in this program involves a comprehensive plan of study that endows the individuals with marketable skills for employment in a relatively short period of time.

The program offers the individual a career path in the area of technology. The college credit bearing courses in this program can "seamlessly" be applied toward the Office Automation Associate in Applied Science degree.

General Requirements

This is the first college level writing course. Readings are used to stimulate critical thinking and to provide students with models for effective writing. Students become acquainted with the process of writing, from pre-writing activities to producing a final, proofread draft. Grammar and syntax are discussed as needed. At the end of this course, students take a departmental essay examination that requires them to compose, draft, and edit a thesis-centered essay of at least 500 words. Prerequisite: Pass the CATR and CATW tests
3
Total General Credits

Curriculum Requirements

Through the use of machine dictation equipment, the students will become proficient as machine transcribers. Emphasis is placed on the mechanics of correct transcribing skills. At registration students will be assigned a two-hour per week laboratory space in order to facilitate completion of production assignments.
Corequisite: OFF 110 or department approval
This course is designed to teach beginning students the fundamentals of keyboarding utilizing the touch typewriting approach. The course will emphasize the development of proper keyboarding techniques, speed, and accuracy. The keyboarding of basic business documents, such as letters and envelopes, inter-office memorandums, and tables will be taught. Speed requirements are 30 to 40 words per minute. At registration, students are assigned a two-hour per week laboratory space in order to facilitate completion of homework assignments.
This course develops keyboard production skills and proper formatting techniques of documents. Letter styles, manuscripts, and advanced tabulation projects are taught. Speed development is stressed. Speed requirements will be 40 to 50 words per minute for five minutes. At registration, students will be assigned a two-hour per week laboratory space in order to facilitate completion of homework assignments.
This course is designed to train students to plan, organize, write, edit, and rewrite business correspondence. Prerequisites: OFF 100 or 101 and 110, or departmental approval
This course is designed to teach students the basic word processing operations of a computer system; as creating, editing, formatting, storing, and printing documents. Also, the software's capabilities to merge documents and create headers and footers will be taught. Speed requirements will be 40 to 55 words per minute for five minutes. Prerequisite: OFF 110
This is a skills development course requiring the production of complex multi-page documents, including the preparation of tables utilizing horizontal scroll and reports containing a table of contents, complex tabulations, footnotes, and an index. Students will be taught the functions of the text processing utilities menu. Speed requirements are 50-65 words per minute. At registration, students are assigned a two-hour per week laboratory space in order to facilitate completion of homework assignments. Prerequisite: OFF 220 or departmental approval.
This course will teach students the mathematical, graphical, and programmable capabilities of the text processing software. At registration students will be assigned a two hour per week laboratory space in order to facilitate completion of homework assignments.
This course provides an overview of current automated office equipment. Physical, budgetary, and personnel problems that can be encountered when office systems are newly installed, rearranged, or expanded are studied. It is a lecture and case study course with the incorporation of a guest speaker and/or site visit.
Pre-Requisite: OFF220 or DEPT. PERMIT
This course is designed to teach alternative software programs utilized for processing documents in today┬┐s electronic office. Speed requirements are 60-80 words per minute. At registration, students are assigned a two-hour per week laboratory space in order to facilitate the completion of homework assignments.
Prerequisite: OFF 320 or departmental approval
NOTE: Not open to students who have completed OFF 421.
This course is designed to train students to operate and supervise an electronic office system that uses OIS software. The operating procedures of the DOS (disc operating system), supervisory functions, file utilities, volume utilities, and control functions are taught. In addition, systems installation procedures and system management are taught. At registration, students are assigned a two-hour per week laboratory space in order to facilitate completion of homework assignments. Prerequisite: OFF 320
21
Total Curriculum Credits
30
Total Program Credits

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