2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business - Office Technology Option, AAS

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The Office Technology Program offers training in areas related to the fast-paced, diverse, and exciting office business environment. Students will gain intensive, hands-on experience using the most widely used computer applications in industry, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). 

Included in the AAS in Business, Office Technology Program option, is the opportunity to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams in Word and Excel without cost to the student. Students in the Office Technology Program can also choose to take the MOS certification exams in PowerPoint and Access without cost.

Achieving Microsoft Office Specialist certifications gives our students the marketable skills necessary to set them apart in the competitive job market.

Job Opportunities

Administrative Assistants • Administrative Support Staff •Account Managers • Accounting Clerks • Accounts Payable Clerks • Accounts Receivable Clerks • Bank Tellers Bookkeepers • Business Operations Specialists • Computer Application Specialists • Computer Support Specialists • Customer Service Representatives • Insurance Claims Coordinators • Office Administrators With additional training and education, students can obtain employment as the following: Accountants Database Specialists • Financial Analysts • Financial Managers • Insurance Brokers • Legal Assistants • Market Research Analysts • Marketing Managers • Medical Office Assistants • Operations Analysts • Real Estate Brokers • Stock Broker

The MOS certifications are globally recognized, and candidates who possess them are highly sought in various industries.

Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to satisfying the General Education Learning Outcomes listed at the beginning of the chapter, program graduates will:

  • Demonstrate document format knowledge and word processing skills to design, compose, and create Microsoft Word documents.
  • Demonstrate proper typing technique and speed ability using a 3-minute timed writing through which total errors are reduced.
  • Create an Excel spreadsheet with charts either embedded or on a separate sheet and apply functions, formulas, and formatting.
  • Create an Excel worksheet using advanced functions.

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