Last updated 3/17/2014
Certificate Code: 5869
This certificate is offered only at the Quad-Cities Campus.
Information processing students develop strong keyboarding skills. Potential students should like to process documents on the computer. Students acquire excellent communication and proofreading skills. The curriculum includes machine transcription, records management, data entry, and the current MS Windows software applications for spreadsheet development and word processing. In the classroom, they will have many opportunities for working with teams, which is consistent with today’s business environment.
Graduates will be qualified to work in a variety of information processing positions. They will have knowledge of the latest technology and software applications employed in offices. Good entry-level job opportunities are available for people trained in information processing.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
BE 106 — Records Management - fall only (3)
BE 110 — Data Entry Applications - fall only (2)
BE 145 A,B,C — Information Processing or (3)
BE 145 — Information Processing
BE 160 — Machine Transcription - fall only (3)
BE 248 — Desktop Publishing - fall only or (3)
BE 248 A,B,C — Desktop Publishing I, II, III - fall only
BA 160 — Business Math I (3)
BE 100 — Work Environment Orientation (2)
*BE 142 — Computerized Keyboarding II - spring only (3)
BE 144 — Concepts of Information Processing - spring only (3)
BE 146 — Excel for Business - spring only (3)
*BE 180 — Business Communications (4)
COMM 105 — Essentials of English (3)
Minimum total hours required for certificate (35)
* Students should look at the Assessment and Orientation.
Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.