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OFTD (Office Technology)

Course Outcomes

OFTD-1120 - Microcomputer Keyboarding

This course is designed for business use. It emphasizes proficiency in touch-typing keyboard mastery, proper typing techniques and the development of speed and accuracy. It also provides practice in applying these skills to document formatting such as centering and business letters. Individualized instruction units are given throughout the course. A minimum typing speed of 15 wpm is required to pass this course. Lecture: 4 hours, Lab: 1 hour

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate keyboarding skills acceptable for business use
  • Demonstrate the proper reach techniques for all alphabetic and number/symbol keys using the touch method
  • Demonstrate proper use of space bar, return keys, tab key and other significant keys associated with keyboard
  • Demonstrate proper keyboarding technique while applying keyboarding skills
  • Keyboard straight copy for 5 minutes with a minimum proficiency rate of 15 net words a minute with 5 errors or less

OFTD-1140 - Office Technology and Procedures I

This course is designed to provide students with a basic background in the rapidly expanding applications of office technology, including an introduction to telework telecommunications, Web research, online projects, PowerPoint presentations and Outlook. In addition, students develop their communication skills and learn about proper business attitudes with an emphasis on developing soft skills (people skills), critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Lecture: 3 hours

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Understand their role in the structure of business organizations
  • Develop human relation skills to enable them to function effectively as an office team member
  • Manage time and work efficiently
  • Understand the impact of integrated office technology in the office environment
  • Schedule appointments and set up meetings
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Process and distribute the 'product'--information

OFTD-1160 - Basic Keyboarding Mastery

This course is designed for the personal development of keyboarding skill. It is intended for the beginning student and those who have had a minimum of keyboarding instruction. The major objectives are to develop touch control of the keyboard and proper typing techniques, build basic speed and accuracy skills and provide practice in applying these beginning skills to basic document formatting.  Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 1 hour

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate keyboarding skills acceptable for personal use
  • Demonstrate the proper reach techniques for all alphabetic and number/symbol keys using the touch method
  • Demonstrate proper use of space bar, return keys, tab key and other significant keys associated with keyboard
  • Demonstrate proper keyboarding technique while applying keyboarding skills
  • Produce 1-, 2-, and 3-minute timed writing with a limited number of errors

OFTD-1250 - Office Accounting

This course develops the office worker's understanding of the basic procedures used in keeping a set of accounting records in a service business. Basic accounting principles are covered along with their implementation in an electronic office system. Lecture: 3 hours

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Organize and set up a chart of accounts
  • Journalize transactions according to the rules of debit and credit
  • Post journal transactions to ledger
  • Prepare a trial balance with adjustments to the worksheet
  • Prepare financial statements from the worksheet