Business

Office Technology

Certificate

The 15-credit Office Technology certificate gives you the Microsoft software application foundational knowledge you’ll find essential in a wide variety of office settings.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Office Technology Certificate Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
BUS 1100
Introduction to Business Applications and Computing
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
Introduces software applications designed to increase personal and organizational productivity. Applications include Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Other topics include a survey of open-source content management systems, relational databases, web analytic tools, computer security, safety, ethics, and privacy concerns.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

BUS 1170
Microsoft Word
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Covers word processing skills using Microsoft Word. Students will learn the basic and advanced tools for creating, editing, and formatting documents. In addition students will learn to customize Word, automate word processing tasks using macros, and create online forms using content controls.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BUS 1172
Intermediate Excel
1

Course Outline
Credits: 1
Introduces advanced features in Microsoft Excel. Students will learn to capture, format, calculate, analyze, and present data using advanced formulas, PivotTables and PivotCharts. Students will also learn to manage data ranges, tables, multiple workbooks, and automate tasks using macros. Prerequisites: BUS 1171 or BUS 1100 or consent of instructor.

Prerequisites:

  • BUS 1100 Introduction to Business Applications and Computing
  • BUS 1171 Introduction to Excel

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BUS 1175
Intermediate Microsoft Access
1

Course Outline
Credits: 1
Covers advanced form and report construction using Microsoft Access. Students will learn to use form tools to create custom forms, design reports; and maintain a database using advanced queries. Student will also perform basic data analysis using PivotTables.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BUS 1176
Project Management Software
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Uses Microsoft Project to introduce project management theory and application. Topics in this course include: creating a project to include task definition and dependencies; examination of critical path, constraints, and earned value; allocation of resources; assigning resources and project costs; tracking progress; and sharing of project information.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BUS 2021
Principles of Management
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Studies management's role in helping organizations establish and achieve their mission and goals. Assists individuals in developing the skills needed to become successful practicing managers in today's society. Major areas of focus include the historical functions of management (planning, organizing, leading and controlling) as well as emerging ideas and practices that are transforming management and leadership in modern organizations.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Total Credits in Office Technology Certificate Curriculum 15