Information Processing (INPR)
(CIP Code 520401)36 Semester Hours
The Information Processing Certificate program is designed for individuals who desire to develop skills as entry-level office support personnel in a dynamic office environment. Graduates will develop skills in the following areas: keyboarding and input technologies, word processing, spreadsheets, database management applications, web page design, business communication and customer service. Students may apply courses in the Information Processing Certificate toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Administrative Office Technology.
Graduates of this program are prepared for competitive and profitable careers in a variety of professional administrative and entrepreneurial positions world-wide.
Authorized certification course materials (MOS—Microsoft Office Specialist) are used in a variety of the courses. Graduates are encouraged to obtain their MOS certification.
This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the college. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.
courses required to complete this program
Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:
AOT 104 Keyboarding and Input Technologies 303
COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 303
ENG 101 English Composition I 303
AOT 110 Document Formatting 303
BUS 130 Business Communications 303
CPT 174 Microcomputer Spreadsheets 303
CPT 179 Microcomputer Word Processing 303
AOT 180 Customer Service 303
AOT 251 Administrative Systems and Procedures 303
CPT 172 Microcomputer Database 303
IST 222 Introduction to Webpage Production 303
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I
This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Business, Management & Administration