CIP Code: 52.0401
The mission of the Office Technology Certificate program is to prepare students for administrative careers that require a solid foundation in information technology such as business application specialist, keyboard specialist, social media manager, graphic design application specialist, web content editor, through the use of innovative teaching methods, diverse modes of instruction, flexibility of course selections, and the inclusion of 21st century workplace skills.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Effective Business Communication
- Graduates of BIT programs will demonstrate the ability to exchange ideas through correct and persuasive written statements, oral presentations, active listening, and the use of communication technologies.
- Graduates of BIT programs will demonstrate the ability to apply the following skills in a project environment: teamwork, time management, creative problem solving, conflict resolution, diversity awareness, customer service, and community engagement.
- Information Literacy/Core Technology
- Graduates of BIT programs will demonstrate core competency in information literacy and information technology including file management, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, Web tools, information access, evaluation, and application.
- Discipline Specific Skills
- Graduates of BIT programs will demonstrate appropriate mastery of discipline specific skills in one of the following areas: office administration, office technology, desktop publishing, or Website development and maintenance.
Mark Ryan, Chairperson
Office Business Building, Room 134
Telephone: +1 (607) 778-5132
The Office Technologies Certificate program allows students the flexibility to design a program that will best meet their needs. Students completing the 30-credit Certificate Program must have earned 15 credits from the Business Information Technology Departmental offerings and an additional 15 credits from any subject area — including Business Information Technology. With proper planning and advisement, students may be able to apply the 30 credits earned toward an AAS degree in Office Administration or Individual Studies.
Sequence of Courses
This model is a one-year course schedule for students pursuing full-time study. Schedules will be redesigned for those requiring preparatory courses or those deciding to pursue part-time study.