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Administrative Office ProfessionalOffice Clerk
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Robin Brush
: 503-491-7174 - Room AC2663
(Students with last name beginning A-F)

Brenda Houchen: 503-491-7431 - Room AC2661
(Students with last name beginning G-N)

Anna Johnson: 503-491-7686 - Room AC 2662
(Students with last name beginning O-Z)

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  
BT110   Business Editing
BT118   Records and Information Management
BT122   Professional Keyboarding1, 2 or
BT121 Keyboarding Principles
BA131   Introduction to Business Computing1, 3  
Second Quarter
Course Number  
Course Title  
BT111   Editing Techniques
BT116   Communication Technologies
BT123A   Keyboarding Skill Development1  
BT125   Microsoft Word Training1  
BT210ZEB   Excell - Level II
BT210ZPB   PowerPoint - Level II
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 Students must complete either (1) BT121 and BT123A or (2) BT122 and BT123A.
3 See course description for prerequisite.

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