Office Fundamentals Certificate

The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as administrative office personnel who use skills in the areas of office management, office finance, legal office, virtual office, customer service, and office software.

Course work includes computer applications, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office tasks and procedures, records management, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of office positions in business, government, and industry. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams.

Program Contact

Patrick Dineley
Chair, Information Technology & Healthcare Informatics
Wayne West Building, Room 302
Phone: 252-222-6183
Email: dineleyp@carteret.edu

First Semester

Introduction to Computers Click for details
CIS 110
3.00
Introduction to Computers Close
CIS
110

This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems.

Credits: 3.00
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Office Editing Click for details
OST 164
3.00
Office Editing Close
OST
164

This course provides a comprehensive study of editing skills needed in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, proofreading, and editing. Upon completion, students should be able to use reference materials to compose and edit text.

Credits: 3.00
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6 Total Credits

Second Semester

ACC 120
4.00
Principles of Financial Accounting Close
ACC
120

This course introduces business decision-making using accounting information systems. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial information. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare financial statements, understand the role of financial information in decision-making and address ethical considerations.

Credits: 4.00
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Records Management Click for details
OST 184
3.00
Records Management Close
OST
184

This course includes the creation, maintenance, protection, security, and disposition of records stored in a variety of media forms. Topics include alphabetic, geographic, subject, and numeric filing methods. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and maintain a records management system.

Credits: 3.00
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Office Applications II Click for details
OST 138
3.00
Office Applications II Close
OST
138

This course is designed to improve the proficiency in the utilization of software applications used in business offices through a hands-on approach. Emphasis is placed on in-depth usage of software to create a variety of documents applicable to current business environments. Upon completion, students should be able to master the skills required to design documents that can be customized using the latest software applications.

Credits: 3.00
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8 Total Credits