Office Services (425C)

Southern State Computer Science Banner, Office Services

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.

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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.

Earn Industry Certifications

The coursework in this program will prepare you to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams. Earning the designation of Microsoft Office Specialist can help your résumé stand out in today's competitive job market and broaden your employment opportunities by validating those skills employers are seeking. Below is a list of the different certifications that students can obtain as they move through the program:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Office Specialist Logo

Visit the Testing Center for more information on obtaining industry level certifications.


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
CSCI 1104 Google Apps and Internet Safety 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
ACCT 1101 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
CSCI 2216 Outlook 3
CSCI 2217 PowerPoint 3
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 3
OFIT 1130 Word Processing I 3
Program Total: 31