Office Studies Certificate
Program Type: Career, 1-year
Personal Interests: Organization, clerical
Skills development: Business support, word processing, communication
Career Options: Business, government
Program Code: HEGIS 5005
Seek a career business office setting
Jefferson’s Office Certificate is designed to prepare you for administrative and clerical support roles in virtually all business and office settings in a one year format.
You will learn many office tasks that will make you very valuable to your current or future employer, from composing correspondence, preparing itineraries, recording meeting minutes, collecting data and performing research, generating reports, maintaining budgets, applying accounting principles, and supervising and training office employees.
This program offers:
- Solid foundation of office and administrative tasks
- Hands-on practice with software you’ll need for on-the-job success
- Education that leads to a critical role in a business setting
Prepare for an administrative role in any business
Work in the business world by providing assistance to executives by coordinating and
directing office services, such as staff assignments, records management, budget control,
and special management studies.
Specific careers include administrative assistant, office manager, executive secretary, and other administrative professional positions. A growing number of administrative assistants share in managerial and human resource responsibilities and handle computer applications for presentations, spreadsheets, and database management.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in the administrative, office, and clerical support category is one of the largest occupational areas. Opportunities for you are best with extensive software application knowledge.
Become an expert in an office setting
When you complete the Office Studies Certificate program you will be able to:
- Evaluate, create and communicate professional and effective oral and written means of communication (memorandums, letters, fax cover sheets, reports, and agendas)
- Excel at keyboarding and data-entry speed and accuracy using industry accepted standards
- Demonstrate communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, emphasizing managerial
and leadership ability as well as team work
Start work right away
The program is designed to prepare you to enter the workforce after completing the Certificate.
Requirements for the Office Studies Certificate
Office Technologies Core Requirements (16 credit hours)
OFC 121: Beginning Keyboarding1
OFC 122: Intermediate Keyboarding
OFC 126: Business Communications
OFC 211: Administrative Software Applications
OFC 225: Administrative Support Services
OFC 226: Administrative Correspondence
Business Core Requirements (12-14 credit hours)
BUS 116: Applied Business Mathematics2
BUS 125: Managing Information in the Workplace
BUS 160: Spreadsheet Applications
Business Elective: (Chosen from ACC, BUS, ECO and OFC)
Liberal Arts Requirement (3 credit hours)
ENG 100: College Composition or ENG 101: Research and Composition
TOTAL credit hours 31-33
1In order to meet the requirements for OFC 122, Intermediate Keyboarding, students must have completed OFC 121, Beginning Keyboarding, or pass a proficiency exam. The proficiency exam will be scheduled by the Business Department prior to the beginning of classes each semester. Students will be required to pass a timed writing and complete a variety of business documents using Microsoft Word. For more information, contact Stephanie Pierce, Assistant Professor of Office Technologies at (315) 786-6588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2May substitute appropriate mathematics course
Assistant Professor of Office Technologies
Application and Admissions Information
Jules Center, building 6, suite 6-010
(315) 786-2437 or toll free 1-888-435-6522