|OST1100C||Keyboarding and Document Processing|
Students in this course will master the keyboard by touch. Business letters, reports, envelopes, labels and memos are taught using Microsoft Word. This course is for students with little or no keyboarding experience.
This course develops effective oral and written business communication skills to create successful human relations. Communication skills are taught in the four language areas: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Studies include grammar, proofreading, editing and business communication composition.
|OST2713C||Microsoft Word I|
Basic keyboarding skills are required in this course. Students will learn to process, edit and format text and paragraphs; to use headers, footers, sections, styles, templates and writing tools and print and manage files. In addition, students will learn to use advanced formatting features, graphics, mail merge and tables.
|OST2794||Internet Research for Business|
This business-oriented Internet research class provides research strategies and specific search tools to find relevant and reliable information in the most effective and efficient manner from among the enormous amount of data that resides on the World Wide Web. The course addresses basic searches, selecting the right keywords, phrase searching, Boolean operators, filters, advanced search operators, evaluative criteria to determine the reliability of sites, meta-search engines, subject guides, specialty information and social media platforms. Hands-on activities allow students to utilize research strategies and search tools.
This course is designed to teach the concepts, terminology and principles of digital publishing using Microsoft Publisher. Students will develop the skills necessary to create flyers, newsletters, brochures, information sets, business cards, business forms and tables and a website.
Students will learn to plan, create, modify and deliver a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Students will enhance presentations using animation, sound and graphics. They will prepare notes and handouts and save presentations in multiple formats.
Students will learn a relational database management system to create and modify tables, queries, forms and reports. Additional topics will include subforms, crosstab queries, PivotTables, PivotCharts and dynamic Web pages. Students will also learn how to import and export data with other software programs. Emphasis is placed on the management of electronic files. Lab fee required.
The purpose of this course is to provide students hands-on training using Excel for business, professional and personal use. The student will gain an in-depth understanding of a spreadsheet program. The student will create, edit and format spreadsheets and graphs, work with formulas and functions, sort, filter and subtotal data lists and create and edit macros.
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This course focuses on the concepts and operation of the main components of word processor, electronic spreadsheet, database management and presentation software programs. Students will gain fundamental knowledge of a major software suite and learn skills that have practical applications in real world situations. Lab fee required.
|OST1108C||Building Typing Speed|
This course is a continuation of OST 1100C, Microcomputer Keyboarding I. This course is an individualized approach to increasing speed and accuracy using keyboarding skills for personal and professional use. Emphasis is placed upon developing correct keyboarding techniques. Exercises are interfaced with Microsoft Word to prepare the student for work in an office as well as for personal use. Business and personal letters, tables, resumes and reports are covered.
|OST1355C||Records Management and Legal Implications|
This course is a study of the principles of effective management for paper-based, electronic and image records systems. Emphasis is placed on the systematic control of the life cycle of all records. Students will learn the basic legal background requirements for the release, retention and storing of records and laws regulating the management of such records. Principles of cost, efficiency and performance are covered as related to the management of all records. Students will also learn how to manage files on their electronic storage device. Career opportunities in records management are included.
|OST2402C||Administrative Office Procedures|
This course provides the student with the experience of performing tasks assigned to an administrative assistant in a business setting. As an administrative assistant, the student will assist with correspondence, meetings, client presentations, travel arrangements and office organization. The student will demonstrate skills in problem-solving, decision-making and critical thinking.
|OST2717C||Microsoft Word II|
This course is a continuation of OST 2713C Microsoft Word I. Students will learn to create, edit and format text and paragraphs; to use footers, headers, sections, styles, templates, and writing tools; and to print and manage files. In addition, students will learn to use advanced formatting to merge documents, create and format tables, work with graphics, format macros and work with shared documents.