2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Business Office Systems and Support
Degree Plan: Office Assistant Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Officially known as: Office Technology -- Office Assistant

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

  • 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.12

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 1104 Computer Fundamentals OR 1
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding (1)
POFI 1301 Computer Applications I OR 3
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management (3)
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I OR 3
POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support (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 16-17

+Elective - must be selected from any 3 or 4 credit hour ACCT, ACNT, BMGT, BUSI, IMED, ITSC, ITSW, MRKG, POFI or POFT course including but not limited to:

POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 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

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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