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Computer Applications for the Office, Certificate

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Degree: Certificate
HEGIS Code: 5005
Curriculum Code: 1787
Campus Location: North
, Distance
Business & Public Service Division

Program Description

The Computer Applications for the Office Certificate Program provides students with office and computer skills to meet the workplace needs in Western New York. Students develop entry-level office and computer skills or upgrade their current skills for employment or advancement. The certificate also provides opportunities for lifelong learning, transfer preparation, career enhancement and job placement by offering coursework that is continuously assessed, serves a diverse student population and facilitates the acquisition of general education competencies necessary for competing in a changing economic climate. Courses completed in the Computer Applications for the Office Program can be applied to an Associate's in Office Management or General Studies. The certificate allows students to complete the required courses through distance learning or in a traditional seated classroom.

Program Competencies

Upon graduation with a certificate in Computer Applications for the Office, the graduate will be able to:

  • utilize current software programs for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations, and operating system applications;
  • be skilled in new and emerging office technology;
  • apply appropriate mathematical procedures and quantitative methods;
  • write correctly and effectively;
  • listen and speak effectively;
  • demonstrate the ability to read critically; and 
  • demonstrate critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.


Total Degree Credits: 30-31

First Year, Fall Semester

First Year, Spring Semester


OF 164 can be substituted for OF 124, OF 125, OF 126, and OF 127.

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