Office Technology Specialist

Certificate Program

This highly intensive certificate program is designed to develop high-level computer software application skills. Extensive training in the use of software for database management, spreadsheets, e-mail, presentation, print graphics, and word processing will provide students with needed skill sets required by employers.

If an Intent to Graduate form is submitted five years after a student's completion of OFT 173, the department reserves the right to withhold credit until the student has demonstrated competency in this course.

(Housed in the Information and Computer Technologies Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition 3
OFT 111 Intermediate Word*3
OFT 141 Professional Grammar and Communications4
OFT 170 Spreadsheet Applications-Excel3
OFT 173 Multimedia Communications3
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
OFT 112 Advanced Word I3
OFT 214 Administrative Office Procedures4
OFT 240 Office Transcription3
OFT 171 Microsoft Access3
OFT 270 Office Technology Seminar and Work Practicum2
* If background allows (25 wpm for 5 minutes). Otherwise must take OFT 110 before OFT 111.

For information related to cost, success rate, and student debt in this program, please visit Office Technology Specialist - Gainful Employment Information.