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Data Entry and Processing


Programs in data entry and processing teach people data entry skills.

Programs in data entry and processing include topics such as:


In data and processing programs, students may be able to specialize in:


Many career and technical schools as well as most community colleges and two-year schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in data entry and processing. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

A very small number of colleges and universities offer a bachelor's degree in data entry and processing. A bachelor's degree usually takes four years of full-time study to complete.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

To enter these programs, you should be able to touch-type. You will build typing speed in the program, but you should know the keyboard layout thoroughly before you enter.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

A certificate program in data entry and processing typically requires that you study courses such as the following:

Things to Know

Office technology changes constantly. Expect to take classes throughout your career to keep your skills up-to-date.


East Side Area

Big Bend Community College

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee Valley College (Omak Campus)

King-Snohomish Area

Bellevue College

Edmonds Community College

Green River College

Highline College

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Seattle Central College

Shoreline Community College

Kitsap Area

Olympic College

Olympic College (Poulsbo Campus)

Spokane Area

Spokane Community College

Spokane Falls Community College

Tacoma Area

Pierce College Puyallup

Tri-Cities Area

Columbia Basin College

Vancouver Area

Clark College

West Side Area

Bellingham Technical College

Grays Harbor College

Lower Columbia College

Peninsula College

Skagit Valley College

Yakima Area

GMC Training Institute

Perry Technical Institute

Yakima Valley College