Schools in the Cleveland Area with Keyboarding Classes
Several schools in the Cleveland area have keyboarding classes. This article looks at two community colleges, neither more than a 35-minute drive from downtown Cleveland, that offer this instruction as part of certificate or associate's degree programs. Before a look at the schools and their programs, there is a table with data about each college, such as tuition, enrollment, student retention rate and the graduation rate. At the bottom is a brief paragraph about one other nearby school with relevant programs.
- Cuyahoga Community College is less than a mile from downtown Cleveland. Keyboarding classes are part of these programs at the school: Short-Term Certificate in Basic Office Skills and Associate of Applied Business in Business Technology.
- Approximately 23 miles from the Cleveland city center, Lakeland Community College students study keyboarding as part of the certificate program in office communications.
Comparison of Schools
Individuals who are deciding on a school need to be aware of many facts. This table compiles important information and makes it easy for prospective students to compare these two schools.
|Cuyahoga Community College District||Lakeland Community College|
|School Type||2-year; public||2-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||23,900*||7,581*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large suburb|
|Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)||$3,136 in-district; $3,953 in-state; $7,648 out-of-state*||$3,316 in-district; $4,165 in-state; $9,205 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2016-2017)||78%*||71%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A (open admissions)*||N/A (open admissions)*|
|Retention Rate (2017)||58% for full-time students; 46% for part-time students*||50% for full-time students; 47% for part-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (students who enrolled in Fall 2014)||15%*||15%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Cuyahoga Community College District
Cuyahoga Community College offers certificate and degree programs in administrative technologies and office management.
Short-Term Certificate in Microsoft Office Specialist
This short-term certificate program is designed to teach students how to create electronic spreadsheets, databases and especially familiarize them with a word processor and to prepare students with skill sets in high demand with today's workforce. The 23-hour program takes 1 year to complete and contains several courses that will have students focusing on word processing and keyboarding.
Associate of Applied Business in Business Technology
The curriculum for the 2-year degree program builds upon what students learned in the certificate program and requires 60-63 credits. Students have the chance to become acquainted with legal and medical terminology and take advanced courses in word processing and speed building. They also have the opportunity to learn about medical transcription. In particular, the program provides training in desktop publishing and the use of presentation software.
Lakeland Community College
At Lakeland Community College, students can pursue a variety of certificate and degree programs in business management, information technology and public service technology.
Certificate in Office Communications
This 2-semester program includes 24-26 credits of coursework. Students in this program will be responsible for coursework in areas like basic computer skills and computer essentials. These classes will explore software and hardware, operating systems and e-Learning environments. Additionally, students will learn about Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps.
Other School Option
Students looking for an additional training program with typing or keyboarding content can find one more school in the Cleveland area. The University of Akron Wayne College in Orrville, Ohio, has medical billing and medical transcription programs that include keyboarding skills development classes in its curriculum, along with Microsoft Word and basic computer classes.