After successful completion of this course, the student should be able to input data in real-world applications while building alpha numeric and numeric keyboarding speed and accuracy. This course provides training of data input and includes source documents. The data entry curriculum provides students with familiarity in using Windows programs, including Microsoft Word.
What will my classes be like?
Master the basic skills you can build on to manage today's busy, automated offices. Become proficient in word processing. Learn administrative procedures, time management, and the efficient use of telephone and e-mail systems. Index and alphabetize personal, business names and governmental/political designations. In addition, apply decision-making skills to the job search process.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
Input data from business forms
Display appropriate speed and accuracy levels using proper keyboarding techniques
Use word processing software to format business documents
Identify the stages in the life cycle of a record
File and retrieve records using alphabetic, numeric, geographic, and subject filing systems
Demonstrate communication skills needed for effective professional discourse
Distinguish among classes of domestic and international mail
Identify e-mail “netiquette” rules to follow
Develop job seeking skills and incorporate a portfolio to showcase activities learned
Develop proficiency in punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and number style skills
10-Key Data Entry Skill-building
Word Processing Software to Format Documents
Telephone Communication Techniques
Processing Professional Documents
Building Communication Skills
Preparing for Employment
NCRC Preparation and Testing
Business English/Language Arts Skills
Assessment Standards/Grading Practices
Emphasis is placed on business and industry standards.
College Credit Opportunities
Students may earn college credit while also earning high school credit in the following College of DuPage classes:
OFTI 1100 Introduction to Computer Keyboarding (3 credithours)
OFTI 1210 Word Processing I (3 credit hours)
College and Career Pathways
For sample occupationsand post secondary educational requirements, visit:
www.careertech.org and click on “Career Clusters & Pathways”
We are confident that the Data Entry Program at Technology Center of DuPage is a positive and productive learning opportunity for DuPage County students. With this in mind, the following academic guidelines are recommendations intended to assist in scheduling students for success.
If a student considering the Data Entry Program has questions about one or more of these guidelines, contact a guidance representative from the home high school to clarify individual situations.
Mathematics: Students currently enrolled in or who have completed Geometry are likely to be effectively prepared to manage mathematics concepts required of students in this program.
Reading/Writing: Students currently enrolled in or who have successfully completed English 10 are likely to have the literacy skills required of students in this program.
Attendance: Students are expected to attend and effectively participate in program experiences to be successful in the Technology Center of DuPage experience. 95% attendance is expected of successful students in this program.
Data Entry students are also expected to effectively display the following attributes:
Time Management Skills Personal Motivation
Problem-Solving Ability Ability to Work with others
Reliability/Dependability Ability to Work Independently
Strong Organizational Skills