- Key the alphabetic and numeric keys by touch.
- Develop good keyboarding techniques.
- Key fluently – at least 25 words per minute.
- Develop reasonable accuracy.
This course introduces students to speech recognition and emphasizes its usefulness in improving personal productivity. Students learn to use voice and continuous speech recognition software to create documents without using a computer keyboard. Students improve writing, reading, and speaking skills by learning to enunciate correctly and speak clearly; thus, preventing repetitive stress injuries caused by overuse of the computer keyboard. Three lecture hours a week. Fall, Spring
Students become familiar with the various duties and responsibilities of an administrative assistant. Emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills, time management, problem-solving, organizational skills, and communication. Students are given an overview of the duties within an office, including scheduling appointments, handling mail, telephone etiquette, corresponding with email, and making travel arrangements. Students use Microsoft Outlook and prepare to take the Microsoft Office Outlook certification exam. Three lecture hours per week. Fall
Students use an integrated-project approach in a local area network environment in this Office Administration Core Capstone Project. Students create a simulated business using Office 365 Publisher applications to develop materials associated with their business. Publishing concepts are presented, and students develop critical thinking and decision-making skills in selecting the appropriate information for the required assignments. Students also learn to create a simple website using the HTML5 programming language. Students participate in groups to collaborate in course assignments. Three class hour per week. Spring
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to office management principles, critical thinking, and concepts including organizational trends, technology, cultural diversity, and global business ethics. Basic principles of management, problem- solving, system thinking, and productivity evaluation are explored. The Microsoft Excel Certification Exam is offered. Three lecture hours per week. Fall, Spring
OFC 117 with a grade of C or better or permission of the department chair.
This course provides students with the media and technology skills required to support the needs of today's workforce. This is a project-based course where students will use Project Management web tools to plan, create, share, and schedule events: use Collaboration tools to facilitate and manage online meetings; use Presentation tools to share and collaborate as a group; use Resource Management tools for storage and tracking documents; Consensus Building tools for polling and question management. Students will also be introduced to applications for productivity and collaboration such as Office 365 Teams and Planner. Students participate in groups to collaborate in course assignments. Four lecture hours per week. Spring
OFC 117 or permission of the department chair.