Program Description

The Office Technology Basics Certificate is intended to help those with computers at home or in the office who want to acquire or improve their personal computer skills. Individuals that will benefit include: Small Business Owners, Business Operators, Home Office Managers.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $3,448
Books & Supplies: $277

Financial Aid

Not Available


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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Apply accounting principles in a computerized environment
  • Perform basic computer maintenance, hardware upgrading and troubleshooting problems common to computer hardware and software
  • Manage and store information for manual and automated record systems
  • Use the three basic components of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Organize, integrate and manage electronic mail, calendars, tasks, contacts, documents and scheduling
  • Manage the Windows desktop, files and folders and customize the system control panel
  • Develop touch keyboarding skills


The Office Technology Basics Certificate is a 21 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

Computer Keyboarding 1.00
Electronic Business Communications 3.00
Business Proofreading & Editing 3.00
Microsoft Outlook 1.00
Powerpoint Level 1 1.00
Excel Level 1 1.00
Word Level 1 1.00

Second Term

Accounting Fundamentals 3.00
Modern Office Technologies 3.00
Records Management 1 1.00
Quickbooks 1 1.00
Records Management 2 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

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