Alamance Community College
2021 Calendar Year

Word Processing Certificate

Course and Hour Requirements
Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 4 3
OST-134   Text Entry & Formatting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 131 or appropriate placement score

This course is designed to provide skills needed to increase speed, improve accuracy, and format documents. Topics include letters, memos, tables, and business reports. Upon completion, students should be able to produce documents and key timed writings at speeds commensurate with employability.

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OST-135 Advanced Text Entry and Formatting 4 3
OST-135   Advanced Text Entry and Formatting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to incorporate computer application skills in the generation of office documents. Emphasis is placed on advanced document production with increased speed and accuracy. Upon completion, students should be able to make independent decisions regarding planning, style, and method of presentation.

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OST-136 Word Processing 4 3
OST-136   Word Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to introduce word processing concepts and applications. Topics include preparation of a variety of documents and mastery of specialized software functions. Upon completion, students should be able to work effectively in a computerized word processing environment.

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OST-137 Office Applications I 4 3
OST-137   Office Applications I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the concepts and functions of software that meets the changing needs of the community. Emphasis is placed on the terminology and use of software through a hands-on approach. Upon completion, students should be able to use software in a business environment.

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OST-236 Advanced Word Processing 4 3
OST-236   Advanced Word Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course develops proficiency in the utilization of advanced word processing functions. Emphasis is placed on advanced word processing features. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a variety of complex business documents.

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OTHER REQUIREMENTS (2 Semester Hours Required)
OST-131 Keyboarding 3 2
OST-131   Keyboarding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers basic keyboarding skills. Emphasis is placed on the touch system, correct techniques, and development of speed and accuracy. Upon completion, students should be able to key at an acceptable speed and accuracy level using the touch system.

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Semester Total 23 17