Office Information Processing

Office Information Processing I is a skill-level course that includes the concepts and terminology related to the people, equipment, and procedures of information processing as well as skill development in the use of information processing equipment.  Students will operate computer equipment to prepare memos, letters, reports and forms.  Students will create rough drafts, correct copy, process incoming and outgoing telephone calls and mail, and transmit and receive messages electronically.  Students will create, input, and update databases and spreadsheets.  Students will create data directories; copy, rename, move, and delete files, and perform backup procedures.  In addition, students will prepare files to merge, as well as create mailing labels and envelopes from merge files.  Students will learn to locate and retrieve information from hard copy and electronic sources, and prepare masters for a presentations using presentation software.  Students will apply proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and proofreading practices.  Accuracy will be emphasized.  Workplace skills as well as communication skills (thinking, listening, composing, revising, editing, and speaking) will be taught and integrated throughout this course.

Office Information Processing II students will create and update documents using word processing and desktop publishing programs and put together slideshows, speaker notes and handouts using presentation software.  Students will revise date in a stored database and use queries to create customized reports.  Students will edit and utilize calculation functions in spreadsheets, integrate graphics, spreadsheets tables, text and data into documents and reports, and create graphs and charts from spreadsheets.  Students will learn to conduct research on the internet and/or intranet, prepare and answer routine correspondence, organize and maintain a filing system, maintain an appointment calendar, make travel arrangements, prepare itineraries and expense reports, and prepare and process timesheets.  In addition, students will maintain inventory, order equipment and supplies, and perform routine equipment maintenance.  Students will apply proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and proofreading practices to documents and reports.  Accuracy will be emphasized.  Workplace skills as well as communication skills will be taught and integrated throughout this course.  A simulated information processing center or work based learning experience may be used to provide students with the experience of working in the environment of an information processing center.

Certification Opportunities

  • Heartland Keyboarding Proficiency

Teacher Certification

Joanne Mullen

M.S. St. Xavier University

B.S. Illinois State University

  • Business Education Comprehensive

Competitions

  • SkillsUSA Microsoft Office

Enrichment Opportunities

  • State Farm Insurance Tour
  • Guest Speaker Monthly
  • Office Soft Skill Training
  • Desktop Office Machine Training
  • Office Etiquette Training