The Basic Office Skills concentration provides students with immediate job training for entry-level office positions. Such positions include office assistant, word processing typist, receptionist and data entry clerk. Students who successfully complete the program have a background in word processing, accounting and file management.
Since this program consists of the first-semester course requirements for Administrative Office Technology degree programs, all credits earned in this certificate are fully transferable to these degree programs or other department certificates. In addition, credits earned in this certificate program may be applied to the elective credit portion of the General Studies and Liberal Arts degree programs.
Note: General Studies and Liberal Arts students can use the elective credits portion of their degree programs to earn a certificate in Basic Office Skills (20 credits) and/or Office Administration (36 credits) as well as other department certificates. Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.
|COURSE NO.||COURSE TITLE||COURSE NOTES||CREDITS|
|OFTD 1105||Essential Note Taking Skills||1|
|OFTD 1120||Microcomputer Keyboarding||OR Challenge Exam||3|
|OFTD 1160||Basic Keyboarding Mastery||2|
|OFTD 1220||Microsoft Office Applications I||4|
|OFTD 1250||Office Accounting||2|
|OFTD 1370||Business File Management||2|
|OFTD 1130||Editing Skills for Office Communications I||2|
|OFTD 1140||Office Technology and Procedures I||3|
|OFTD 1180||Speech Recognition Software Applications I||1|
Total Certificate Requirements Credits 20
Most students in this certificate program attend part-time and take two courses each semester. Therefore, the average time to complete the in Professional Studies with a Basic Office Skills concentration certificate as a part-time student could be three semesters (or 18 months). Students who choose to attend full time and are proficient in keyboarding could complete this certificate program in as few as one semester (or six months). View more information about the number of CCRI graduates in this program and other important gainful employment information.