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Word Processing Certificate

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This certificate is for students who want to learn advanced word processing computer skills. Courses can be taken online. Courses can be applied to the A.A.S. or A.S. in Business Computer Systems and Management. The courses from this program are delivered in the classroom and/or online. This certificate qualifies for the Workforce Investment Act.

 

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2017 - 2018

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1101
    Course Title:Business Computer Systems I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course develops computer and digital literacy and emphasizes its importance in today's businesses and society. Through hands-on experience students will gain an understanding of computer concepts, capabilities and applications and be able to implement this knowledge in their professional and personal lives. Computer applications covered include word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, databases, windows/operating system, e-mail use and management, folder and file organization and use of the Internet. Computer concepts covered include understanding computers and mobile devices, how a computer works, managing files, computer and mobile device hardware components, digital safety and security, application programs, input and output devices, digital storage options, ethical practices and Internet basics. Hands-on experience will be provided on computers in the Windows environment using the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
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    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Word Processing      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course introduces students to the word processing cycle and how word processing is used in the work place. This course is for anyone who needs to prepare their own business documents. Students will use the Microsoft Office Word application to create and edit business documents, enhance page layout, create tables, create reports, create columns, and create form letters and merge with a mailing list. Other topics covered include: styles, templates, mailing labels, drawing objects, graphics, and WordArt. After this course, the student would be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Certified Application Specialist Exam for Word. Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
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    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1210
    Course Title:Desktop Publishing      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course introduces students to digital page layout using Adobe InDesign, the new emerging standard in page layout software. This course is for anyone who has to prepare professional business publications. Students will learn how to set type and use digital images to produce effective printed business publications including newsletter, advertising flyers, business forms, brochures, manuals, posters, and catalogues . Students will learn how to create and modify pdf files for electronic distribution of publications. Knowledge of the keyboard and Word Processing software is recommended for this course. Software used: Current version of Adobe InDesign
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    NHCC Residency and GPA
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    3 Credits must be earned at NHCC
     
                                   Total Credit Required9

  • Program Outcomes

    • Perform clerical and administrative duties for an organization
    • Implement the Information processing cycle
    • Prepare technical reports and complicated tables
    • Integrate information from various Microsoft Office applications into a Word document
    • Create documents using desktop publishing skills
    • Communicate in a business environment: written, verbal, and nonverbal
    • Demonstrate the use of up-to-date technology and computer applications
    • Formulate solutions to business problems using facts, logic, creativity, and values
    • Access and evaluate information effectively

  • Career Opportunities

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  • Transfer Information

    p>If you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information

  • Degree Information

    p>Certificates may be earned for successful completion of courses in a specialized program of study with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C). A certificate shall include 9 to 30 semester credits. At least one-third of the total credits required for each certificate must be completed at North Hennepin Community College.


     


    Developmental Courses

    Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.


     


    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information

    North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 763-493-0555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.

  • Accreditation

    p>North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the: Higher Learning Commission 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 1-800-621-7440

Contact Information

Admissions and Outreach Office
Educational Services Building
763-424-0724
admission@nhcc.edu