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Office Technologies (OFP) Courses
OFP 112 - Business Editing & Proofreading
This course deals with the basic principles of English grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and usage necessary for preparation of business documents, and to aid in preparation for legal and office technical skills assessments. It is also useful for students who need to apply correct rules or the mechanics of English to written communications. FA
OFP 118 - Word Processing
This course provides students with the opportunity to learn word processing for employment purposes or home use. This course instructs students in the theories and practical applications of one of the most popular word processing software programs currently used by industry.
OFP 123 - Business Machines
This course provides instruction on electronic calculations for entry-level competency using the touch method to develop ten-key calculating ability. Minimal instruction is included for hand-held calculators.
OFP 140 - Electronic Office Concepts
This course is for students anticipating employment at any level of a business organization. It emphasizes concepts and terminology necessary to function effectively in the electronic office. It introduces office automation as it relates to the electronic office and the electronic scheduling of appointments and tasks. The course will present the creation and management of notes and telephone messages, and the effective and ethical utilization of electronic distribution of mail and files. Activities will include theory, instruction, demonstration, and hands-on experience.
OFP 141 - Business Presentations
This course prepares students to develop and deliver effective presentations to groups in a business environment. Attention is given to helping students overcome fear of public speaking by providing a supportive, encouraging, professional atmosphere. Instruction in Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software is provided as a tool for assisting students in designing and creating engaging and informative presentations using text charts, data charts, graphics, and other business-oriented information, including sound clips and even film images. The course includes instruction, demonstration, and hands-on experience in a computer lab setting employing state-of-the-art equipment.
OFP 142 - Business Spreadsheets
This course uses a spreadsheet software package to produce and utilize spreadsheets, a powerful tool in today's business world.
OFP 152 - Practicum I
This course is a one-semester (45 hour) cooperative education component which allows the student to work or observe in an approved position in the community in order to apply and enhance the office occupations skills learned in the classroom.
OFP 204 - Advanced Word Processing
This course instructs students in the advanced theories and technical applications of one of the most popular word processing software programs currently used by industry.
OFP 227 - Database Management
This course examines the principles of database development and management. Topics include normalizing data for use in a relational database, designing database tables and relationships, creating forms, utilizing queries and designing reports. The course includes theory, instruction, demonstration, and hands-on experience.
OFP 230 - Desktop Publishing
This course introduces desktop publishing. It emphasizes electronic typesetting, design, and paste-up on a personal computer workstation and utilizes the specialized word processing software on computers for the design of brochures, newsletters, flyers, packaging, etc. Students produce their own portfolio of work accomplished. The course includes theory, instruction, demonstration, and hands-on experience.
OFP 244 - SpeedBuilding
This course gives the student an opportunity to improve skills in keyboarding. The class emphasizes speed and accuracy through improved techniques used timed writings. This is an independent study course.
OFP 245 - Emerging Trends in Office Technology
This course will examine the latest technology and trends in the office environment. In addition, students will take industry recognized exams to certify knowledge in the Office area.
OFP 252 - Practicum II
This course is a one-semester (90 hour) cooperative education component which allows the student to work or observe in an approved position in the community in order to apply and enhance the office occupation skills learned in the classroom.