Office Technology Specialist

Certificate Program

Department: Information and Computer Technologies

CIP Code: 52.0407

MCC Program Code: OF05

NYSED Code (BRI): 22424

NYSED Code (DCC): 22425

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New, Transfer, or Re-admit students should contact Admissions at 585-292-2200 or

Continuing students should contact Information and Computer Technologies for more information.

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***This program is no longer offered at MCC.***
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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)

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Requirements for Program Entrance
Students with no previous keyboarding background or a skill level less than 24 wpm must take OFT 110.

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.