Word Processing Certificate

Program Description

The Word Processing Certificate is a program that aims to develop a student’s proficiency in typing, and improve their knowledge of advanced computer applications. This program provides students with the basic keyboarding and data processing skills necessary to enter the job market as an information and word processor.

Students will be required to take classes in accounting, advanced computer applications, keyboarding, word processing and secretarial practices. Students will learn in, and have access to state-of-the-art, modern laboratories equipped with the latest software. Credits obtained by students while in the Word Processing Certificate Program are transferable to two-year and four-year programs at Bramson ORT College and other colleges and universities worldwide.

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US Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification Code for Word Processors and Typists: 439022.

Program Summary Chart


Word Processing Certificate*

Program Length:

30 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters


Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission to Bramson ORT College's Word Processing Certificate Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.

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(One Time Fee)


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More Information
Office Technology Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717
Email: officetech@bramsonort.edu

Word Processing
12 Credits
Required Major Courses
CS100 Introduction to Computer and Information
CS206 Advanced Computer Applications
3 Credits
SS102 Keyboarding II
3 Credits
SS121 Word Processing I
3 Credits
Elective Major Courses
12 Credits
Elective Major Courses - Select credits from the following list of courses:
AC111 Principles of Accounting
3 Credits
BM290 Business Communication
3 Credits
CS206 Advanced Computer Applications
3 Credits
MA110 Business Mathematics
3 Credits
SS103 Keyboarding III
3 Credits
SS111 Secretarial Practices I
3 Credits
SS112 Secretarial Practices II
3 Credits
SS125 Desktop Publishing
3 Credits
SS131 Shorthand I
3 Credits
SS211 Legal Office Practices I
3 Credits
SS240 Medical Secretarial Practices
3 Credits
Required Liberal Arts Courses
3 Credits
General Education Courses
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
Elective Liberal Arts Courses
3 Credits
Elective Liberal Arts
  General Education Courses (Select two)
6 Credits
  Select credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.

*In addition to College admissions requirements, the student must demonstrate keyboarding proficiency of a minimum of 25 words per minute with a maximum of 5 errors.

Career Outlook

Word Processors are important individuals in legal, government and education institutions. Typing with speed and accuracy are important qualifications for entry-level positions in word processing. Bramson ORT College prepares students in this program to meet and excel these entry-level expectations and seek employment opportunities as typists, transcriptionists and data entry clerks.

  • Typist
  • Transcriptionist
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Word Processor
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Clerk
  • Policy Typist
  • Receptionist
  • Legal Typist
  • Title Typist

  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Word Processors. Salaries are listed by both position and industry/sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.


    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Word Processor


    State Government

    Word Processor


    Employment Services

    Word Processor


    Elementary and Secondary Schools

    Word Processor


    Legal Services