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Professional Office Administration Certificate

Professional Office Administration Certificate

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

A one-year certificate in Office Administration is available for students who need a quicker entry into the job market. This will provide the student with the skills needed for entry-level positions in today's computer-oriented and fast-paced business office. Students can fully apply this one-year certificate toward the completion of either the Office Administration or the Medical Office Administration associate degree programs. This certificate can be earned through a combination of evening and online courses.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of Professional Office Administration certificate, a graduate will be able to:

  • Compose and produce quality business documents using technology.
  • Perform office administrative functions using critical thinking, management, prioritizing, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate good human relations skills, including customer service, teamwork, and ethics.
Course Title Credits
Fall
OAD 1101 Document Production I 3
OAD 1105 Business English 4
OAD 1205 Office Procedures 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications * 3
 
Spring
ACC 1000 Accounting Concepts 3
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication I  
or COM 1170 Small Group Communication 3
ITS 1110 Software Applications II 1
ITS 1236 Intermediate Spreadsheet 2
MGT 1105 Contemporary American Business 2
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
 
  Total credit hours 30
* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810 before taking a computer class.

Students should follow the recommended sequencing of courses, with consideration to the pre/co requisites, including college preparatory (CPE) requirements.

Academic Preparation

Office Administration certificate students should have basic computer skills:  use a keyboard, mouse, external storage device, and a printer; differentiate among drives, folders, and files; employ a username and password. Students lacking in any of these areas should enroll in ITS 0800 Computer Fundamentals, prior to enrolling in any OAD or other ITS courses.

Students should also be able to type at least 35 words per minute on a five-minute timed writing. Students who cannot meet this standard should enroll in ITS 0810 Keyboarding or ITS 1210 Keyboarding/Word Processing prior to enrolling in any OAD or other college-level ITS course. Students who cannot meet the 35 word-per-minute standard on the first day of OAD 1101 will be required to withdraw and enroll in ITS 0810 or ITS 1210. ITS 0800, ITS 0810 and ITS 1210 are considered preparatory for starting the Office Administration certificate and do not count toward the certificate.