HEGIS Code: 5005
SUNY Code: 0939
Major Code: OFT
This one-year program is designed to offer short-term, entry-level training to those individuals seeking employment in today’s technology-based office.
The NCCC Approach
This certificate program allows the student to choose both a variety of computer software modules frequently used in an office and electives which allow for flexibility in program content. The combination of computer applications with basic office skills will prepare the graduate for positions which local and regional businesses seek to fill.
Students admitted in fall, spring and summer.
Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take more than two semesters of full-time study if a student begins this program in a spring or summer semester.
Program Goals and Objectives
Become employable in entry-level positions
Transfer all credits into the Administrative Assistant degree program
Student Learning Outcomes
Keyboard a minimum of 40-net words per minute
Compose written documents to communicate appropriately in the business office
Apply proofreading and listening skills for editing and transcribing business correspondence on the personal computer
Develop in-depth software application skills
Develop job readiness skills that include preparing a resume and cover letter, completing an application and communicating effectively in a job interview
Apply classroom skills in a work related setting
Produce formatted business documents using the personal computer
Program Requirements (OFT)
A total of at least 32-credit hours with a minimum curriculum grade-point average of 2.0. Academic Foundations courses do not count toward the certificate.
A minimum passing grade for advancement in sequential keyboarding courses is a C.
Office Technologies: A minimum of 22-credit hours to include:
*Dependent upon the fulfillment of Academic Foundations requirements.
**An average grade of C or higher in OFT courses is required for placement in BUS 281.
***Advanced placement in keyboarding is determined by a review and evaluation of the student’s high school and/or transfer records by the Office Technology faculty. A placement test may be requested
+To challenge this course, a student must initiate the process with the coordinator of Office Technology no later than the end of the first week of classes.
Students may be required to purchase a set of earphones and computer disks. Detailed information can be obtained by contacting the Division Office at 614-6460.
There are several scholarships available to NCCC students. Scholarship deadline dates vary each semester. For more information, please visit the scholarship webpage at www.niagaracc.suny.edu/scholarships . The NCCC Scholarship Office is located within the Financial Aid Complex, A-114 or by phone (716) 614-6205.