Office Technology


Pierpont President, Doreen Larson, at the Veterans Square Campus
2013 - 2014 Academic Catalog

Office Technology

  • Advanced Skill Set Certificate

Lawler, Nancy

Assistant Dean, School of Business Aviation & Technology
Program Coordinator, Office Management & Technology
Coordinator/Contact, Electrical Utility Technology
Professor, Office Management and Technology
202b Engineering Technology Building
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont
Program Purpose: 

This program is designed for the individual who wants a practical foundation in office technology. It prepares the student to handle a wide variety of office and administrative tasks and emphasizes the most widely used software suites and applications.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the Office Technology Advanced Skill Set, graduates will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in employer expectations of basic skills in communication, computation, and human relations necessary for professionals in office technology areas
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Excel, Access, Word, and desktop publishing

Graduates will be able to take enhanced office skills and put them to immediate use in their current employment or may choose to use them in their search for new employment opportunities.

Many students choose to continue their education toward an Associate degree after completion of this Skill Set.

Notice to Students: 

This program alone does not qualify for financial aid.  Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an Associate or Certificate of Applied Science degree major of study in which the courses are embedded.

Program Total Credit Hours: 
18 CHs
Program Specific Required Coursework: 
6 CHs

INFO 1100

Computer Concepts and Applications
Program Specific Elective Coursework: 
12 CHs

INFO 2200

Fundamentals of Information Systems

INFO 2225

Fundamentals of Web Design

OFAD 2232

Word Processing Applications

OFAD 2245

Microsoft Certification Preparation

Students choose four of the above certificate-specific electives.

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