Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Office Support

Credits required 29

Dean

William Berardi

Program contact

Carol Martin, Department Chair and Professor of Office Administration, ext. 2408

Program Goals Statement

This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in corporate offices, educational, medical, and legal facilities, and government agencies. Credits can be transferred into other related certificates and degree programs.

Program Information

  • This program is designed for those who need to enter the job market as soon as possible.
  • Distance Learning courses are available for students who enjoy the convenience of working from home.
  • Students wishing to receive credit for an OFC course must follow the Prior Experiential Learning (PEL) procedures. The student must initiate the process with the Office Administration Department Chair.
  • OFC 102 may be waived through previous course work or a demonstrated keyboarding speed of 20 wpm based on a three-minute timing administered by the Office Administration Department Chair.
  • Student may specialize in Legal or Medical.

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

ACC 114Introduction to QuickBooks Pro

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

OFC 102Computer Keyboarding

1 credit

OFC 113Introduction to Microsoft Word

3 credits

OFC 117Introduction to Microsoft Office

3 credits

OFC 120Text Editing

3 credits

OFC 214Advanced Microsoft Word

3 credits

OFC 215Records Management

3 credits

OFC 255Executive Office Procedures

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:23


Choose one 3-credit elective from the following

BUS 111Business and Financial Mathematics

3 credits

BUS 113Introduction to Business Functions and Practices

3 credits

BUS 155Business Ethics

3 credits

CIT 131Business Creativity

3 credits

CIT 163Open Source Applications

3 credits

LGL 180Introduction to Law

3 credits

MAR 101Principles of Marketing

3 credits

MAN 101Principles of Management

3 credits

OFC 150Speech Recognition

3 credits

OFC 262Desktop Publishing Projects and Web Design

3 credits

OFC 264Administrative Transcription

3 credits

OFC 266Administrative Office Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience I

3 credits

OFC 294Office Administration Colloquium

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ACC 114Introduction to QuickBooks Pro

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

OFC 102Computer Keyboarding

1 credit

OFC 113Introduction to Microsoft Word

3 credits

OFC 117Introduction to Microsoft Office

3 credits

OFC 120Text Editing

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience I

3 credits

Or

OFC 294Office Administration Colloquium

3 credits

And

ELECTIVE

3 credits

OFC 214Advanced Microsoft Word

3 credits

OFC 215Records Management

3 credits

OFC 255Executive Office Procedures

3 credits

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