| Northcentral Technical College

Office Assistant Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

10-KEY BY TOUCH (10106144)

Credits: 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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

BUSINESS PROOFREADING & EDITING (10106104)

Credits: 3.00

Provides an opportunity to develop and improve writing and proofreading skills. Learners will develop proper use of punctuation, number usage, capitalization, grammar, word choice and spelling needed to communicate effectively in a business environment. General Windows and MS Word experience strongly suggested.

NTC Assessments Offered:

COMPUTER KEYBOARDING (10106178)

Credits: 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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT (10106157)

Credits: 3.00

Prepare and manage specialized business documentation. Learners will refine proofreading, business writing and formatting skills (both print and electronic mediums) in industry-specific business documents (medical, legal, insurance, travel, real estate, education, advertising and government) environments.

NTC Assessments Offered:

ELECTRONIC BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (10106170)

Credits: 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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 1 (10103242)

Credits: 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

INFORMATION STORAGE MANAGEMENT (10106145)

Credits: 3.00

Explores the comprehensive field of records management (creation, retrieval, retention, transfer and disposition). Learners develop ARMA principles and practices incorporating the knowledge by applying these skills to a simulated (manual and automated) record systems environment.

NTC Assessments Offered:

KEYBOARDING 2 (10106129)

Credits: 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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

MEETING, TRAVEL & EVENT PLANNING (10106107)

Credits: 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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

MODERN OFFICE TECHNOLOGIES (10106100)

Credits: 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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

POWERPOINT 2016 LEVEL 1 (10103241)

Credits: 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

WORD 2016 LEVEL 1 (10103243)

Credits: 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

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.