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Programs of Study


Office / Computer Applications

Degree Type: Certificate

Semester Credit Hours: 30

First Semester - 15 SCH

ACNT 1303 - Introduction to Accounting I
ITSC 1305 - Introduction to PC Operating Systems
ITSC 1309 - Integrated Software Applications I
POFT 1321 - Business Math
POFT 1329 - Beginning Keyboarding

Second Semester - 15 SCH

ITSW 1310 - Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software
ITSC 2321 - Integrated Software Applications II
POFT 1319 - Records & Information Management
POFT 1365 - Practicum - Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
POFT 2301 - Intermediate Keyboarding

Marketable Skills

  • Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals.
  • Greet visitors or callers and handle their inquiries or direct them to the appropriate persons according to their needs.
  • Create, maintain, and enter information into databases.
  • Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
  • Operate office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, or phone systems and arrange for repairs when equipment malfunctions.
  • Customer Service

Program Outcomes

  • Use oral, written, and presentation skills to communicate effectively in a business environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of integrated software.
  • Display proficient administrative activities to meet the demands in a business setting
  • Prepare and analyze financial information for business purposes.
  • Exhibit employability and workplace skills.

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $33,250; 10% of workers earn $21,840 or less; 10% of workers earn $44,760 or more.

Career Opportunities

Secretary / office assistant; Information / record clerk; Office financial clerk.

High School Endorsements

Business and Industry

Additional Educational Opportunities

Office Information Specialist Degree (AAS)