The certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications in an office environment. It is designed to provide hands-on instruction for developing foundation skills for office assistant careers.
Education: High School diploma or GED is not required.
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
This course provides students with knowledge in word processing software. Word processing topics include creating, customizing, and organizing documents by using formatting and visual content that is appropriate for the information presented.
CIST1102 introduces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques. Topics include learning the alphabetic keyboard, the numeric keyboard and keypad, building speed and accuracy, and proofreading. Students attain a minimum of 20 GWAM (gross words a minute).