El Centro College - Course Descriptions for POFT
El Centro 2013 - 2014 Catalog

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POFT 1127 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Keyboarding
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on the development of acceptable speed and accuracy. (2 Lab.)


POFT 1192 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Special Topics in Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


POFT 1193 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Special Topics in General Office/Clerical and Typing Services
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation which are relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lab.)


POFT 1207 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Proofreading and Editing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in proofreading and editing skills necessary to assure accuracy in business documents. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 1292 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec.)


POFT 1293 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in General Office/Clerical and Typing Services
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation which are relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Business English
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Administrative Office Procedures I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding skills.
Course Description: Study of current office procedures, duties, and responsibilities applicable to an office environment. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Professional Workforce Preparation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Preparation for career success including ethics, interpersonal relations, professional attire, and advancement. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Records and Information Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to basic records information management filing systems including manual and electronic filing. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Business Math
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of business mathematics including analytical and critical thinking skills. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Business Math Using Technology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development in business math problem-solving using electronic technology. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 1328 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Business Presentations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic Computer Skills.
Course Description: Skill development in planning and conducting business presentations including communication and media skills. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


POFT 1329 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Beginning Keyboarding
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


POFT 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Administrative Office Procedures II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: POFT 1309.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of office procedures with emphasis on decision-making, goal setting, management theories, and critical thinking. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Cooperative Education-Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


POFT 1381 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Cooperative Education-Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


POFT 1382 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Cooperative Education - General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec. 15 Ext.)


POFT 1383 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Cooperative Education - General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


POFT 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Special Topics in Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation which are relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 1393 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Special Topics in General Office/Clerical and Typing Services
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 1493 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Special Topics in General Office/Clerical and Typing Services
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current event, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


POFT 2203 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Speed and Accuracy Building
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding skills.
Course Description: Review, correct, and improve keyboarding techniques for the purpose of increasing speed and improving accuracy. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate Keyboarding
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Beginning Keyboarding.
Course Description: A continuation of keyboarding skills emphasizing acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting documents. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


POFT 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Business Correspondence and Communication
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Business English.
Course Description: Development of writing and presentation skills to produce effective business communications. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Administrative Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Computer application software proficiency and basic office procedures competency.
Course Description: Advanced concepts of project management and office procedures integrating software applications. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

Cooperative Education-Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


POFT 2381 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Cooperative Education-Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


POFT 2382 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, RLC

Cooperative Education-General Office/Clerical and Typing Services
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


POFT 2383 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Cooperative Education-General Office/Clerical and Typing Services
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


POFT 2388 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Internship-General Office/Clerical and Typing Services
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.