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.

Developmental Courses

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



36036Program Total


This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Business, Management & Administration

Program Contact

Croteau, Kevan H. Department Chair, Information Technology