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Sauk Academic programs

Office and Administrative Services: Word Processing

(B23) Certificate

Courses in this program are designed to provide for entry or re-entry for persons who wish to work in the fields of word processing and/or office automation.

Work and Employment

The information that many of today's organizations need to process is growing at a dizzying pace. Word processors help to insure that this work is handled smoothly and efficiently. Computers are utilized to record, edit, store, and revise letters, memos, reports, statistical tables, forms, and other printed materials. Job prospects will be best for those word processors with strong technical skills that are willing to be flexible and willing to continuously develop their skills. In particular, the more expertise one has in computer equipment and software packages, the better their job opportunities will be.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Mary Ann Hurd, Assistant Professor of Office and Administrative Services, 815/835-6202.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2016-17 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 21 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $2,331.00 $6,720.00 $7,287.00
Fees $251.00 $251.00 $251.00
Course Fees * $145.00 * $145.00 * $145.00
Total Tuition and Fees $2,727.00 $7,116.00 $7,683.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.