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Office Technician Certificate

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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.

Program Location: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens County, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda

Schedule Options: Day, Online

Contact Information: Menka Brown

 

Required Courses

Additional Program Information

 

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
AOT 105 Keyboarding 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
AOT 161 Information Management 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
CPT 172 Microcomputer Data Base 3.0
IST 281 Presentation Graphics 3.0
AOT 165 Information Processing Software 3.0
 
Total Credit Hours: 30.0
 

Updated 4/18/2012

 

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 

 

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Advisement Information

 Advisement Information updated 6/12/2013

  • Students completing this certificate can quality for entry-level office positions such as data entry technicians, receptionists or any word processing intensive position.

  • Starting fall 2014, CPT 101 and advanced courses (AOT 165, CPT 172, CPT 274 and IST 281) will use Office 2013.

  • RDG 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101. If a student needs developmental coursework the first semester, advise for CPT 141, if required, followed by CPT 101.

  • All CPT 101 students will purchase a textbook that is packaged with an access code for mylabsplus, an online course management system.  All AOT and Business students taking CPT 172, CPT 274, AOT 165 and/or IST 281 will purchase a textbook for each class.  All textbooks are packaged with an access code.  Each access code is valid for 6 months from the date it is first used.

     

    Advisement Information updated 10/01/2014