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Degree Plans - Office Technology - Office Assistant Certificate (Archived)


(Level I Certificate)

Also referred to as: Business Office Systems and Support -- Office Assistant

Offered at Brookhaven, Eastfield, El Centro, North Lake, and Richland only

CVC-Closed June 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.BOSS.OFC.ASST.08

Upon satisfactory completion of the Office Assistant Certificate, students are prepared for entry-level positions requiring basic office skills. This certificate may be completed in one semester.



POFI 1301 Computer Applications I OR 3
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I (3)
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I OR 3
POFM 1309 Medical Office Procedures (3)
POFI 1341 Computer Applications II OR 3
POFI 2301 Word Processing OR (3)
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications (3)
+Elective 3-4
Minimum Hours Required 15-16

+Elective - Any three- or four-credit hour POFI, POFT, ACCT, ACNT, BMGT, BUSI, IMED, ITSC, ITSW, ITSE, or MRKG, course including but not limited to:

POFT 1325 Business Math and Machine Applications 3
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3
POFT 1380 Cooperative Education - Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 3
POFT 1382 Cooperative Education - General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 3
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