Clerk /Typist

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf

Certificate 1 year Fee: on application

Overview

This clerk typist certificate program teaches students to perform typing and word processing tasks along with other office duties.

Typing clerks work in a variety of office environments including government, educational, and health care settings. Because typing clerk jobs can lead to other types of office positions including administrative jobs, reviewing the basics about this job can help you determine if it’s a good fit for your career goals.

A typing clerk must be able to type quickly and accurately using various data processing tools, such as computer word processing, writing and spreadsheet applications.

When processing and handling documents, a typing clerk must approach their work in an organized and detail-oriented fashion to prevent missed deadlines and spelling, grammar, punctuation, content, and document formatting errors.

A typing clerk must also have the ability to work well with others and communicate clearly, as she often must clarify information with co-workers and people outside the office.

Other duties of a clerk include:

  • Compiles data and operates typewriter or computer in performance of routine clerical duties to maintain business records and reports: Types reports, business correspondence, application forms, shipping tickets, and other material.
  • Files records and reports, posts information to records, sorts and distributes mail, answers telephone, and performs similar duties.
  • May compute amounts, using adding or calculating machine.
  • May type on or from specialized forms and be designated Guest-History Clerk; Storage-Receipt Poster.
  • May compile reports and type prescription data on labels in hospital pharmacy and be designated Dispensary Clerk.
  • May be designated: Collection-Card Clerk; Motor-Pool Clerk; Order Clerk; Policy-Issue Clerk.
  • May operate telex machine to produce records and reports.

Entry requirements

  • KCPE certificate or
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC

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Entry requirements

  • KCPE certificate or
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC

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