The Office Technology Basics Certificate is a 21 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

POWERPOINT LEVEL 1 (10103241)

1.00

Introduces learners to introductory Microsoft PowerPoint skills including creating a new presentation, adding and formatting slides, navigating a slide show, inserting images and backgrounds, and adding transitions and animations.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Powerpoint 2016

EXCEL LEVEL1 (10103242)

1.00

Introduces learners to introductory topics using Microsoft Excel using real-world activities. Learner topics include entering, editing, and formatting entries; selecting cells and ranges, and creating and modifying basic formulas.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Excel 2016

WORD LEVEL 1 (10103243)

1.00

Introduces learners to basic concepts using the Microsoft Word application through hands-on learning activities. Learners develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to create business letters, brochures, resumes, newsletters and more.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Word 2016

BUSINESS PROOFREADING & EDITING (10106104)

3.00

Develop proper use of punctuation, number usage, capitalization, grammar, word choice and spelling to communicate effective writing and proofreading in a business environment. General Windows and MS Word experience strongly suggested.

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MICROSOFT OUTLOOK (10106118)

1.00

Introduces the learner to managing and creating professional business email communication, contacts/groups, appointments, and meeting scheduling within Microsoft Outlook. Learners will further examine and manage the Microsoft Outlook environment for productivity.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Outlook 2016

ELECTRONIC BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (10106170)

3.00

Identifies the importance of telephone etiquette, knowledge of communication equipment, use of electronic mail and calendaring in the workplace. Learners will apply these techniques with hands-on activities.

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COMPUTER KEYBOARDING (10106178)

1.00

Introduces keyboarding techniques (proper finger usage and body position) through hands-on touch typing. Learners are introduced to the QWERTY keyboard (alphabet, number and symbol keys). Learners will be expected to touch-type at a minimum of 27 wpm by the end of the course. Challenge test available.

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ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS (10101147)

3.00

Examines the basic accounting principles and procedures for those individuals who will work with accounting information, accountants, and in a business related setting. The learner will identify the accounting cycles, prepaid expenses, accruals, merchandise inventory, uncollectible accounts, and depreciation. The course is not intended as an in-depth study of accounting.

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QUICKBOOKS 1 (10101180)

1.00

Introduces basic accounting concepts, set up and management of QuickBooks company files. The learner will navigate through the software by setting up users, entering beginning balances, and creating non-inventory items. Introduces customers and vendors by entering and paying bills, writing checks, creating invoices and sales receipts. Demonstrates achievement by producing reports and graphs.

MODERN OFFICE TECHNOLOGIES (10106100)

3.00

Introduces the learner to modern office technology with hands-on experience using a variety of existing and emerging technologies. Learners troubleshoot minor problems and conduct preventive maintenance common to office equipment and research new office technology. Prerequisites include a working knowledge of computers and the current Windows operating system.

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RECORDS MANAGEMENT 1 (10106200)

1.00

Explores the comprehensive field of records and information management (RIM). Learners develop ARMA principles and practices incorporating the knowledge by applying these skills to a simulated record systems environment.

RECORDS MANAGEMENT 2 (10106203)

2.00

Explore records management with further examination into records and information management applying ARMA rules to numeric, subject, and geographic filing methods manually and digitally.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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