Computer Information Systems – General Office Administration

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Develops basic office communication skills, including writing, formatting and maintaining business documents and websites. The certificate also provides an understanding of business organization and practices, and includes extensive hands-on experience with manual and computerized bookkeeping, spreadsheet, database, and word-processing software, and web design programming.
Curriculum documents

This is just one way you might complete the Computer Information Systems – General Office Administration Certificate Program in 2 semesters over 1 year of full-time study, or 4 semesters over 2 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information download the Computer Information Systems – General Office Administration program description from our official academic catalog.

Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

Sample 1 Year Sequence of Courses
FallSpring
ACC 121
BUS 111
ENG Comp. I
CIS 140
BUS 105
ACC 122
CIS 141
BUS 224
CIS 145
Program elective
Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ACC 121
ENG Comp. I
CIS 140
ACC 122
CIS 141
BUS 111
BUS 105
BUS 224
CIS 145
Program elective

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Employment in general office administration in a variety of business settings, including web maintenance, bookkeeping, medical, or information technology, or continuation in the Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Systems – Office Management.

The Computer Information Systems – General Office Administration program is a certificate that “stacks” into a GCC degree program. Depending on course selection, once you earn this certificate you’re already halfway to earning one of the following degrees:

These certificates are a great way to gain a valuable credential and increase your earning power and career potential, all while building a solid foundation for seamless transfer into one of our associate degree programs. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes to put you on track for an associate degree!

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