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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Information Processing
Career Studies Certificate AL, AN, WO

Purpose:  The Information Processing career studies certificate is designed to prepare students with computer skills required in a general office. The program includes instruction in the use of text processing, spreadsheets, and database software. Students may wish to pursue this program to meet requirements to qualify for a job, to improve skills in one's current job, or to fulfill personal needs for computerized information processing.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
1AST 102 Keyboarding II 3
ENG 116 ENG  116  Writing for Business or ENG Elective 3
Total   6
2nd Semester
1AST 141 Word Processing I 3
AST 232 Microcomputer Office Applications or AST 236 Specialized Software Applications or ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
Total   6
Total credits for the Information Processing Career Studies Certificate=12

1 Prerequisite: AST 101 Keyboarding I or equivalent skills.