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Modesto Junior College

OAC Courses

Program detail provided for informational purposes only; check the MJC Catalog for updated information and general education requirements. 

Keyboarding Courses

OFADM 201 - Intermediate Keyboarding 1 - 1 unit

Recommended for Success
Before enrolling in this course, students are strongly advised to complete at least one semester of keyboarding and type a minimum of 45 gross words per minute on a five-minute timing.

Course Description
First of three modules in OFADM 203. Further development of keyboarding with an emphasis on speed and accuracy; practice and drill on production keyboarding; drill and practice on formatting techniques and procedures for setting up business letters, academic and business reports, tables, business forms, including interoffice memoranda, resumes, minutes, and agendas. 

OFADM 202 - Intermediate Keyboarding 2 - 2 units

Recommended for Success
Before enrolling in this course, students are strongly advised to complete at least one semester of keyboarding and type a minimum of 45 gross words per minute on a five-minute timing.

Course Description
First two modules of OFADM 203. Further development of keyboarding with an emphasis on speed and accuracy; practice and drill on production keyboarding; drill and practice on formatting techniques and procedures for setting up business letters, academic and business reports, formal reports and all components, tables, business forms, including interoffice memoranda, resumes, minutes, and agendas. Individualized instruction.

OFADM 203 - Intermediate Keyboarding 3 - 3 units

Recommended for Success
Before enrolling in this course, students are strongly advised to complete at least one semester of keyboarding and type a minimum of 45 gross words per minute on a five-minute timing.

Course Description
Further development of keyboarding with an emphasis on speed and accuracy; practice and drill on production keyboarding; drill and practice on formatting techniques and procedures setting up business letters, academic and business reports, formal reports and all components, tables, business forms, including interoffice memoranda, resumes, minutes, and agendas. Also, the design and creation of effective office forms and publications, such as letterheads, notepads, cover pages, announcements, flyers, and newsletters.  

OFADM 301 - Beginning Keyboarding - 1.5 units

Course Description
Development of basic alpha/numeric keyboarding skills needed for the keyboard by touch. Drills to develop speed and accuracy on straight copy. Designed for student with no previous keyboarding/typewriting experience.

OFADM 302 - Beginning Document Processing - 1.5 units

Recommended for Success
Before enrolling in this course, students are strongly advised to satisfactorily complete OFADM 301 or have ability to keyboard and type a minimum of 35 gross words per minute on a three-minute timing.

Course Description
Further development of speed and accuracy on the alpha/numeric keyboard. Instruction in opening, saving, naming, printing documents; deletion and addition of text; margin/tab settings; spacing techniques; text editing techniques; vertical/horizontal centering; basic business letter, memo, and report formats. 

OFADM 303 - Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy - 1/2 unit

Recommended for Success
Before enrolling in this course, students are strongly advised to satisfactorily complete OFADM 301 or possess the ability to keyboard by touch at 20 gross words per minute. 

Course Description
Keyboarding course designed to diagnose a student's current keyboarding skills needs; prescribe appropriate practice materials, measure skill development, improve speed and accuracy, and continually evaluate the skill building process.

OFADM 306 - Keyboarding for Accuracy - 1/2 unit

Recommended for Success

Satisfactory completion of OFADM 303.

Course Description
Keyboarding course designed to develop a student's current keyboarding skill, prescribe appropriate practice materials, measure skill development, improve accuracy, and continually evaluate the skill building process.

OFADM 307 - Keyboarding for Speed - 1/2 unit

Recommended for Success 
Satisfactory completion of OFADM 303.

Course Description
Keyboarding course designed to develop a student's current keyboarding skill, prescribe appropriate practice materials, measure skill development, improve speed, and continually evaluate the skill building process. 

Office Skills Courses

OFADM 363 - Understanding the Internet

Course Description
Fundamentals of using the Internet. Topics included in the course: Internet terminology, use of browsers, search engines and sites, downloading of files, and e-mail.

OFADM 364 - Grammar in the Office - 1 unit

Course Description
Basic English grammar for the office employees, Emphasis on parts of speech, subject and web agreement, pronoun usage, sentences, punctuation, number usage, and business terms. 

OFADM 366 - Proofreading Techniques - 1 unit

Recommended for Success 
Before enrolling in this course, students are strongly advised to have successfully completed OFADM 304.

Course Description
This self-paced course addressing the skills needed to identify mechanical and content errors in handwritten or printed text by using proofreader's marks. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling rules will be reviewed. 

OFADM 375 - 10-Key on the Computer - 1 unit

Course Description
Touch system of numeric keys on the 10-key pad.

Computer Application Courses

OFADM 353 - Introduction to Computers and Windows - 1 unit

Recommended for Success
Ability to keyboard by touch.

Course Description
An introduction to computers and the Windows 7 operating system environment. The course will explain the components of a computer system and provide hands-on training using personal computers with Windows software.

OFADM 256 - Introduction to Word Processing - 1 unit

Course Description
A beginning course in the use of word processing software. Features of the software will be explained and demonstrated in a hands-on learning environment. 

OFADM 259 - Introduction to Spreadsheet Software - 1 unit

Course Description
A beginning course in using features of spreadsheet software. Features of software will be explained and demonstrated in a hands-on learning environment.

 

OFADM 260-Intermediate Spreadsheet Software-1 unit        •New Course•

Course Description

Intermediate course in the use of spreadsheet software. Features of the software will be explained and demonstrated in a hands-on learning environment.

OFADM 261 - Introduction to Databases - 1 unit

Course Description
A beginning course in using features of database software. The course is designed to enable students to learn and apply the features of database software to organize information and to work with stored information.

OFADM 262 - Intro. to Business Presentation Software - 1 unit

Course Description
A beginning course using computer software to design slides, outlines, notes pages, and audience handouts for business presentations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office Administration

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OAProgram@mjc.edu

Kevin Alavezos
(209) 575-6132
alavezosk@mjc.edu
Office: FH 120T

Nancy Backlund
(209) 575-6497
backlundn@mjc.edu
Website
Office: FH 120C

Office Administration
Center Hours (FH 131)

•Fall and Spring•
Monday-Thursday

9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

•Summer•
Monday-Thursday

9 a.m.-7 p.m.