2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
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2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Technology - Office Technology Certificate


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PGM Code – 559C

Program Description The Office Technology Certificate and Business Information Technology - Office Technology Associate of Technical Arts Degree  programs of basic to advanced courses are designed for students who are either beginning or updating their skills in Office Technology. Entry level and advanced level skills in general office work and software use are applied in this program of study. Courses also focus on responsibility, initiative, and decision making skills.

The Office Technology Certificate is composed of general education, program requirements and career management requirements. Entry level to intermediate level technology and communications skills are emphasized for employment in general office work at the completion of the Office Technology Certificate. Employment opportunities for graduates include office assistant, administrative assistant, and secretary in a wide variety of industries.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements The Office Technology Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 50 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • Submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Advisers
The advisers for this program are
Kari Guedea | kari.guedea@edcc.edu | 425.640.1641
Kim Haines | kim.haines@edcc.edu | 425.640.1293
Kathie Richer | kricher@edcc.edu | 425.640.1242

Department website
Business Information Technology | www.edcc.edu/bstec

Gainful Employment
Gainful Employment Information is available for this program.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (22 credits)


Communication Skills (10 credits)


OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose. 

Quantitative Skills (4 credits)


OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline. 

Group Interaction/Human Relations Skills (8 credits)


OUTCOME: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement


OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Program Requirements (28 credits minimum)


OUTCOME: Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.

Career Management Requirements (7 credits)


OUTCOME: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

Note: These classes should be taken within the last two quarters of your program.

Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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