Sauk Valley Community College

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(B23) Office and Administrative Services: Word Processing

College Catalog - B23

Program Description

(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
Counseling Office, 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 current tuition and fee rates and estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 21 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition and Fees $2,313.00 $6,156.00 $6,702.00
Course Fees $155.00 $155.00 $155.00
Room and Board $6,750.00 $6,750.00 $6,750.00
Books and Supplies $1,075.86 $1,075.86 $1,075.86
Total $10,293.86 $14,136.86 $14,682.86