Program Description

The Office Technology Basics Certificate is intended to help those with computers at home or in the office who want to acquire or improve their personal computer skills. Individuals that will benefit include: Small Business Owners, Business Operators, Home Office Managers.

Financial Aid

Not Available

Available

100% Online

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Apply accounting principles in a computerized environment
  • Perform basic computer maintenance, hardware upgrading and troubleshooting problems common to computer hardware and software
  • Manage and store information for manual and automated record systems
  • Use the three basic components of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Organize, integrate and manage electronic mail, calendars, tasks, contacts, documents and scheduling
  • Manage the Windows desktop, files and folders and customize the system control panel
  • Develop touch keyboarding skills

Courses

The Office Technology Basics Certificate is a 20 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

POWERPOINT 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
WORD 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
BUSINESS PROOFREADING & EDITING 3.00
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK 1.00
ELECTRONIC BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3.00
COMPUTER KEYBOARDING 1.00

Second Term

ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS 3.00
QUICKBOOKS 1 1.00
MODERN OFFICE TECHNOLOGIES 3.00
INFORMATION STORAGE MANAGEMENT 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Office Technology Basics Certificate Earns You:

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.