Microsoft Word (SC)

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Have Your Way with Word

Create an impressive report for your bosses big meeting. Design a newsletter to promote a non-profit’s fundraiser. Write a compelling cover letter to land the job of your dreams. Learn to format, edit, save, print, and create letters, tables, and reports easily and quickly using shortcuts and gaining familiarity from having in-depth knowledge of this essential business program. to set you apart in today’s competitive job market. 

Mastering Microsoft Word can set you apart in today’s competitive job market. And, being proficient with Word’s powerful interface will allow you to increase your productivity and accomplish more, as well as help your coworkers with questions on Word. Get ahead in your career with your professional knowledge in Microsoft Word!

Careers Using Microsoft Word 

Microsoft Word is to business what paper is to pen. It is what keeps reports generated and information documented. With your talent in Microsoft Word, you will not only be prepared for the workforce, but you will thrive in it.

Here are some entry-level careers and their salaries you could have by receiving a Microsoft Word Skill Certificate.

Career information below taken from bls.gov November 2019. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Perform routine clerical duties, maintain records, collect data, and provide information to customers.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
High school or equivalent $45,940/year $22.09/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 2% increase

6,610

Perform clerical duties, manage and distribute information, send and receive correspondence and keep the office running smoothly. 

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
High school or equivalent $43,570/year $20.95/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 7% increase

92,170

Perform a variety of administrative tasks including answering phones, typing, word processing, making copies of important documents and maintaining records.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
High school or equivalent $37,030/year $17.80/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 5% increase

125,290

What You’ll Learn at LASC in Microsoft Word 

You can get a Skill Certificate (SC) in Microsoft Word at LASC where you will strengthen your skills and learn how to draft business memos, create newsletters, edit documents, and navigate Microsoft Word effectively:

  • Increase your typing speed to keep up with business demands and new technology. You’ll be able to write emails, business letters, and reports quickly and efficiently. 
  • Get hands-on experience using Microsoft Word. You’ll learn how to create, edit, and manipulate various types of documents to prepare you for any kind of career or office setting.
  • Check for upcoming events, business, and job fairs hosted by LASC’s School of Career and Technical Education to network with community leaders and local business owners to find potential career opportunities in business.
  • Want to get a bachelor’s degree? Visit your academic counselor to find out how you can benefit from going to a four-year college or university. 

Degrees & Courses You Will Take 

Review LASC’s Skill Certificate in Microsoft Office and our suggested course of study for this program. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

Certificate Code: 514.09
Total Units Required: 13

Required Courses: Units
CAOT 2 Computer Keyboarding II 3
CAOT 31 Business English 3
CAOT 32 Business Communications 3
CAOT 83 Microcomputer Office Applications Disk Operating Systems  1
CAOT 84 Microcomputer Office Applications: Word Processing 3
TOTAL UNITS 13

Skill Certificate in Microsoft Word (SC) 

 Upon completion of this program, you will be able to: 

  • Type a minimum of 40 words per minute.
  • Design a newsletter.

Get Ready Before You Start 

Interested in a career in business? Before your first class starts at LASC, you can start preparing for your career:

  • Make an appointment with your LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s program, start to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss what additional support services, opportunities you can be a part of to meet your educational and career goals. 
  • Take a typing class to increase your speed or a basic computer course to put you ahead of the curve. Check with local businesses to see if they are hiring a part-time filing clerk or receptionist to get general office experience to add to your resume.
  • Once you’re at LASC, make sure to get involved with on-campus clubs and organizations, such as the LASC Computer Club and Toastmasters, and find out what other opportunities LASC has through the Career Transfer/Pathways & Jobs Center, like on campus career fairs, networking events, and how-to workshops. These create new relationships with potential employers and help you build your resume.

Clubs & Organizations 

Make the most with your time at LASC and get experience while meeting with others working toward a business career:

Program Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Type a minimum of 40 words per minute.
  • Design a newsletter.