Office Technician Certificate

The Office Technician certificate is designed for students who wish to obtain an entry-level data-entry position in a short period of time.

Many job postings require keyboarding, word processing and spreadsheet manipulation skills. This certificate exposes the student to all three areas with the major emphasis on intermediate and advanced word processing applications. Document production (quantity and quality) is also addressed.

These skills facilitate the student's entry into the job market, and completing an associate degree can lead to job advancement. These certificate courses naturally feed into the Administrative Office Technology and Office Management concentration of the General Business associate degree programs.

Required Courses

REQUIRED COURSE INFORMATION  
Courses Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
AOT 105 Keyboarding 3.0
AOT 161 Information Management 3.0
AOT 165 Information Processing Software 3.0
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
CPT 172 Microcomputer Data Base 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
IST 281 Presentation Graphics 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
     
Subtotal   30.0
Total Credit Hours   30.0
 

Updated 3/23/2017

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The Office Technician certificate is designed for students who wish to obtain an entry-level data-entry position in a short period of time. Many job postings require keyboarding, word processing and spreadsheet manipulation skills. This certificate exposes the student to keyboarding, word processing and spreadsheet manipulation skills and places emphasis on intermediate and advanced word processing applications.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate independent application of computer software in the business environment

2. Perform contemporary office management processes and procedures accurately and independently

3. Demonstrate appropriate business behavior compatible with job demands

4. Apply professional business concepts to career situations 

Gainful Employment Information

Gainful Employment Disclosures

 

Advisement Information

Program notes

  • This program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. Many classes are available online, and students can start any semester.

  • Developmental classes should be taken first. AOT 105 may be taken with developmental coursework.

  • Students should have a computer or access to one. Keyboarding and computer literacy are strongly recommended.

Notes about individual classes

  • AOT 105 should be taken during the first semester. An exemption test is available for students with very strong keyboarding skills.

  • Information about CPT 101: CPT 101 uses Office 2016.CPT 101 students must purchase an access code for MyITLab, a learning management system that is used for CPT 101. The CPT 101 access code is good for six months. RDG 100 or RWR 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101.

  • Information about AOT 165, CPT 172, CPT 274, and IST 281: Each of these courses uses Office 2016. Students must purchase an access code for MyITLab, a learning management system that is used for each of these courses. If the courses are taken within two semesters, one access code will allow students access to all four courses.

Notes about other requirements

  • College policy states that computer coursework is valid for eight years.

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Advisement Information updated 3/2017