The Office Assistant Technical Diploma is a 30 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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MEETING, TRAVEL & EVENT PLANNING (10106107)

2.00

Introduces skills to effectively plan and manage meetings, event pre-planning activities, facilitate meetings and events, produce minutes of meetings, coordinate equipment and facility setup, complete travel arrangements and conduct follow-up activities.

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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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (10106125)

1.00

Explores goal setting, business and social etiquette, business grooming and wardrobe, professional ethics, attitudes and standards. Learners will also explore job search strategies, professional growth, successful personal/interpersonal work-related behavior and soft skills.

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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INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS (10106189)

1.00

Introduces the learner to techniques for success in the Business Technology Programs. Examines various learning modes, use of the course LMS, NTC email, Business Technology Student Engagement form, tips to improve study habits, and explores the many services and opportunities available to learners at NTC. Examines the requirements for the Business Technology Program Portfolio. This portfolio will be a combination of artifacts from each of the program core classes.

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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KEYBOARDING 2 (10106129)

1.00

Applies keyboarding techniques (proper finger usage and body position) through hands-on touch typing on a QWERTY keyboard (alphabet, number and symbol keys). Learners are expected to enter this course with a minimum of 27 wpm. Learners will develop an increased rate of touch-typing at a minimum of 40 words per minute (wpm) and 26 npm (numbers) by the end of the course.

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MICROSOFT WORD APPLICATIONS (10106142)

2.00

Develop intermediate and advanced Microsoft Word features with an emphasis in business writing and formatting techniques based on a business standard style guide. Design, create and modify a variety of business documents.

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10-KEY BY TOUCH (10106144)

1.00

Introduces proper techniques (proper finger usage and body position) and touch method using a numeric keypad. Learners will develop speed and accuracy to meet industry standards for data entry of 8,000+ ksph. Challenge test available.

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DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT (10106157)

3.00

Improve proper use of punctuation, number usage, capitalization, grammar, word choice and spelling to communicate effective writing and proofreading in a business environment. Refine proofreading, business writing and formatting skills (both print and electronic mediums) in industry-specific business documents.

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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.

OFFICE PORTFOLIO (10106201)

2.00

Evaluate career opportunities and compare to relative skills to prepare appropriate career documentation and a mock interview. Develop a career portfolio and recognize the process of the job search as well as accepting and leaving a position.

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.

Have Questions?

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at studentrecords@ntc.edu or 715.803.1023.