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General Office Skills

General Office Skills

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Course Cirriculum


B101 Business Communication For Careers 1

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn how to use basic grammar and parts of speech.
(Prerequisite: None)


B102 Business Communication For Careers 2

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn sentence structure to write effectively. Emphasis is on punctuation and skills needed for effective business english. (Prerequisite: None)


B103 Business Communication For Careers 3

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn correct usage in written and oral communications for business. (Prerequisite: None)


C101 Computer 1

50 Clock Hours – 10 Lecture 40 Lab – 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn basic use of word processor and spreadsheet applications.
(Prerequisite: None)


C102 Computer 2

50 Clock Hours – 10 Lecture 40 Lab – 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn basic use of database and presentation applications.
(Prerequisite: None)


C103 Computer 3

50 Clock Hours – 10 Lecture 40 Lab – 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn advanced word processor and spreadsheet applications. (Prerequisite: C101)


C104 Computer 4

50 Clock Hours – 10 Lecture 40 Lab – 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn advanced database and presentation applications. (Prerequisite: C102)


C105 Computer 5

25 Clock Hours – 5 Lecture 20 Lab – 1.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn advanced schedule and organizational applications. (Prerequisite: C104)


J100 Job Readiness

25 Clock Hours – 5 Lecture 20 Lab – 1.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn how to develop possibilities for employment by preparing resumes and interviewing successfully. (Prerequisite: None)


K101 Keyboarding 1

50 Clock Hours – 10 Lecture 40 Lab – 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn how to perform the proper keyboarding and formatting techniques. Students will have a goal for speed and accuracy to reach 29 words per minute. (Prerequisite: None)


K102 Keyboarding 2

50 Clock Hours – 10 Lecture 40 Lab – 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will continue to learn how to perform the proper keyboarding and formatting techniques. Students will have a goal for speed and accuracy to reach 38 words per minute. (Prerequisite: K101)


K103 Keyboarding 3

50 Clock Hours – 10 Lecture 40 Lab – 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will continue to learn how to perform the proper keyboarding, formatting, skill building, and ten keys techniques. Students will have a goal for speed and accuracy to reach 45 words per minute. (Prerequisite: K102)


O101 Office Procedures 1

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn business office procedures, filing, office machines, processing mail, and ethics. (Prerequisite: None)


O102 Officer Procedures 2

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the telephone systems and procedures for communicating properly, time management and working with others. (Prerequisite: None)


O103 Office Procedures 3

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the fundamental business calculations used in today’s workplace, processing and understanding financial information. (Prerequisite: None)


P100 Professional Development

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn basics of personal and office skills necessary for today’s workplace. (Prerequisite: None)

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  • If you want to change your life and get started in a rewarding career, I recommend that you come to Southwest Schools. They will make a difference in your life. Andrea R.
  • Southwest is the best. You get in, get your education, get out, and start working right away.
  • The teachers at Southwest are more motivated to make you who you should be and what you want to be.
  • I got the job that I really wanted.
  • I would recommend Southwest because the programs are shorter, class sizes are small and you get the attention you need from some great instructors.
  • I am Graduate of the Pharmacy Technician program at Southwest Schools. The teachers at Southwest are the best. You are not a number at Southwest, the teachers care about you and your future. Breanna F
  • Southwest has given me the opportunity to go to school, get a job, and live my dream. The Education at Southwest Schools really works and so do their Graduates. Jennifer G.
  • After graduation I got a great job and just got my first raise which allowed me to purchase my first new car. If you are looking for a school to get you started in a new career, Southwest is the place to be. Breanna F
  • I would recommend that someone go to Southwest if they want to change their life and get started in a rewarding career.

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