• Office Clerk Curriculum


  • Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

    Catalog Year 2017-2018

    Students who successfully complete the Office Clerk Career Pathway Certificate of Completion will be prepared for entry-level administrative support positions in any industry or business. Skills to be acquired include: keyboarding with industry-appropriate speed and accuracy; gaining a working knowledge of the rules, procedures and techniques of maintaining (filing) office records; becoming aware of current business etiquette techniques; using Microsoft Outlook to manage business email, calendars and contacts; using business telephone systems effectively; and editing and creating professional-quality documents using software programs in the current version of Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word). Students will develop their professional attitude and project management skills and may choose to continue on to earn a one-year certificate and/or an associate degree in the Administrative Office Professional program.

    The demand for office support personnel is high in both the private and the public sector. Employment opportunities for full-time, temporary and part-time office assistants are excellent in the Portland metropolitan area.

    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA131 Introduction to Business Computing1, 2 4
    BT110 Business Editing 3
    BT116 Communication Technologies 3
    BT121 Keyboarding Principles 3
    13
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BT111 Editing Techniques 3
    BT118 Records and Information Management 3
    BT123A Keyboarding Skill Development1 3
    BT125 Microsoft Word Training1 3
    BT210ZEB Excel - Level II 1
    BT210ZPB PowerPoint - Level II 1
    14
    Total Credits: 27

    This program is not financial aid eligible. However, the related degree program, Administrative Office Professional, is aid eligible.
    1 Minimum typing skill level is required.
    2 See course description for prerequisite.