Students in the Long Island area can find typing courses through BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) and adult education programs. Keyboarding courses are also available at public and private colleges that offer degree programs in business, computer studies, legal, or medical services. Students may opt to take an individual class or complete a series of courses to earn a certificate. Select schools offer additional resources and opportunities, such as the development of a resume or professional portfolio, or the option to complete an internship. Students should be aware in advance that adult and continuing education programs are offered on a seasonal basis and may not be available every year.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Typing Courses or Programs Offered||Tuition & Fees|
|Hofstra University||4-year, private not-for-profit; large suburb*||Continuing Education Courses||N/A|
|Molloy College||4-year, private not-for-profit; large suburb*||Continuing Education and Professional Development Courses||N/A|
|Nassau Community College (SUNY)||2-year, public; large suburb*||Administrative Support Certificate
Associate of Applied Science in Administrative Support,
Associate of Applied Science in Legal Studies,
Associate of Applied Science in Medical
|$5,632 in-state; $10,734 out-of-state (2017-2018 undergraduate tuition)*|
|Saint Joseph||4-year, private not-for-profit; large suburb*||Majors in accounting, organizational management and computer information technology||$26,560 (2017-18)*|
|Suffolk County Community College (SUNY)||2-year, public; large suburb||Business administration, business management and marketing programs||$5,600 in-state; $10,470 out-of-state (2017-2018)*|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator.
Hofstra University is also located in Hempstead, and through the continuing education program, students can take courses in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. The university was founded in 1935 and consistently receives high marks from, among other publications, Forbes, the Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Students will cover spreadsheets, word processing, PC skills and databases.
Rockville Centre's Molloy College is a Catholic, liberal arts and professional college, and its continuing education program offers a wide variety of classes in computers and technology. Students can choose from courses in computer skills for the workplace, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Word. Topics include the modification of documents, the setting up of worksheets and basic job skills.
Nassau Community College (SUNY)
The State University of New York (SUNY) network includes this 2-year school in Garden City. Through the Administrative Business Technology/ Health Information Technology department, students can pursue programs in administrative, legal and medical support, and special departmental features include up-to-date computer technology and job placement assistance.
The Associate of Applied Science programs require 64 credits to complete and include training in college keyboarding, as well as a course in word processing. In particular, the course in keyboarding helps students become familiar with the basic features associated with Microsoft Word while building skills in speed and accuracy. In addition to the degree programs, the department offers certificates in administrative support, legal and medical; the curriculum requires one course each in keyboarding and word processing.
Saint Joseph's College - Suffolk Campus
Saint Joseph's College is a Catholic, liberal arts and professional school with campuses in Brooklyn and Long Island. Certificate and degree programs that require training in word processing include those in accounting, organizational management and computer information technology. Students can study computer applications through these degree programs.
Suffolk County Community College (SUNY)
The largest community college in the state is located in Suffolk County on Long Island, and the school has three campuses in Brentwood, Riverhead and Selden. Among the college's extensive academic and career-training programs are certificates and degrees in business administration, business management and marketing. Courses include introductory computing, which explores spreadsheets and word processing, and computing for business, where students will discuss a variety of Microsoft programs.