Office Services (425C)

Southern State Computer Science Banner, Office Services

Offered Entirely Online

This program can be completed entirely online.

Nature of Profession

Individuals trained in office information technology provide important support services which meet the increasing complex demands of the modern office. Trained in traditional office skills as well as versed in information communications and up-to-date computer and office software applications, the office services support position is a fundamental part of today’s business and office team. You will be prepared with a strong foundation in Microsoft technologies. The coursework in this certificate will prepare you to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams. Earning the designation of Microsoft Office Specialist can help your resume stand out in today’s competitive job market and broaden your employment opportunities by validating those skills employers are seeking.

Certificate Highlights

As a student in the Office Services certificate, you will:

  • Participate in hands-on experiences using current word processing, communication and presentation software.
  • Appreciate understanding fundamentals of keyboarding, document formatting and accounting techniques.

Related Job Titles

Holders of this certificate may find positions as clerk/typists, general office clerk, billing clerk, file clerk, data entry, information clerk, office assistant, credit clerk, office support assistant, mail clerk, office services receptionist, office services representative, office services associate, office services coordinator, records specialist and medical records scanner.

Earn Industry Certifications

In this program students will have the opportunity to achieve multiple industry level certifications. Our curriculum aligns with the certification content. Below is a list of the different certifications that students can obtain as they move through the program:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
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First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1120 Computer Applications 4
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
MATH 1115 or 1124 or higher Math for the Business & Social Sciences or Finite Math or higher 3
OFIT 1106 Keyboarding Techniques I 3
OFIT 1131 Self-Awareness in Office Technologies 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
ACCT 1101 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
CSCI 2216 Outlook 3
CSCI 2217 PowerPoint 3
CSCI 2263 HTML 5 Programming 3
OFIT 1130 Word Processing I 3
Program Total: 31