Computer Office Applications

Program Description
This 480 Clock hour program requires the completion of 16 weeks (days), or 16 weeks (afternoons), or 16 weeks (evenings) of study.

This program familiarizes students with fundamental PC, MS Office and accounting skills for an entry level position as an office clerk/administrative assistant.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to perform office administration duties utilizing a personal computer and various MS Office software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and also prepare letters and emails via the Internet.

Occupational Objectives

Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level positions as an Office Receptionist or Administrator in a business office setting.

Program Length/Class Hours

6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 16 weeks, 480 hours

Module Title: Total Lecture Clinical/Lab
Hours Hours Hours
Module ACA Introduction to Computers 50 30 20
Module BCA Word Processing and Keyboarding 50 20 30
Module CCA Microsoft Windows Operating System 60 30 30
Module DCA MS Word 90 30 60
Module ECA MS Excel 90 40 50
Module FCA MS Power Point 50 20 30
Module GCA Introduction to the Internet 50 20 30
Total 480 200 280


Module Description:

Module ACA     Introduction to Computers – Students will learn full working knowledge of a PC in a MS Windows environment, and learn how to operate MS Office programs.

Module BCA     Word Processing and Keyboarding – Students will learn keyboarding skills and techniques to improve keyboarding speed, they will also how to create documents on a PC and know how to edit, save, retrieve, merge and format common business documents. Students will also learn how to add, remove and edit basic graphics and pictures on documents. Student will also learn to create and manage a database by editing, sorting, indexing and merging files. Finally, they will learn how to create and print

reports related to specific database projects.

Module CCA     Microsoft Windows Operating System – Student will learn common MS Windows tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and how to access the Internet. Students will also learn how to navigate the Windows interface, customize the computers desktop, and work with the file system. Versions are updated as needed based on the needs of the marketplace and business office market penetration.

Module DCA     MS Word – Students will learn how to use MS Word on a PC including how to create, store and mange documents.

Students will also learn how to use various styles, formats and insert images onto a document.

Module ECA     MS Excel – Student will learn how to create spreadsheets along with assigning particular functions to individual cells, including adding graphs, text and numerous data entry functions associated with spreadsheets.

Module FCA     MS Power Point – Students will learn the basic functions of the Power Point software including how to create slides and insertion of text and graphics.

Module GCA     Introduction to the Internet – Students will learn how to sign-on to an Internet connection on a PC, and will also learn search engine, email and upload/download protocols.