2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Technology - Office Technology Certificate

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Office Technology Certificate (50 credits)

See program requirement sheet. 

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- 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- 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.

Credit/Grade Requirements The Office Technology Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 50 credits as outlined. The Office Technology ATA Degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 90 credits . A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. 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 degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

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, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Gisela Dicklin gdicklin@edcc.edu | 425.640.1504
Kim Haines kim.haines@edcc.edu | 425.640.1293
Jackie Kulbel jkulbel@edcc.edu | 425.640.1051
Teri Odegard todegard@edcc.edu | 425.640.1634
Kathie Richer kricher@edcc.edu | 425.640.1242
Department website
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

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

PGM Code – 559C, 559T
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

I. General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (22 credits):

Communication Skills (10 credits)

Computation/Quantitative Skills (4 credits)

Group Interaction/Human Relations Skills (8 credits)

II. Program Requirements (21 credits minimum):

III. Career Management Requirements (7 credits)

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

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing this certificate will be able to:

  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
  • Recognize professional values and exhibit professional behavior in the work environment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.
  • Demonstrate the mathematical skills essential to employment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.
  • Communicate business information effectively using a variety of formats for a variety of audiences.
  • Analyze information and make decisions that support the organization’s mission.

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