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2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Business Office Systems and Support
Title: Business Office Specialist Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Offered on all campuses
  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.BOSS.BUS.OFF.19

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFI 1104 Computer Fundamentals 1
OR
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding (1)
POFI 1301 Computer Applications 1 2 3
OR
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management 1 (3)
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures 1 3
OR
POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support (3)
POFI 1341 Computer Applications 2 2 3
OR
POFI 2301 Word Processing 2 (3)
OR
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications (3)
Elective Elective (one course) 1 3
Semester Total 16
Minimum Hours Required 16

1 Elective - must be selected from the following courses:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
BMGT 1309 Information and Project Management 3
POFI 2350 Databases 3
POFI 1301 Computer Applications 1 3
POFI 1341 Computer Applications 2 3
POFI 1349 Spreadsheets 3
POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFT 1321 Business Math 3
POFT 1328 Business Presentations 3
POFT 1380 Cooperative Education-Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 3
POFT 1382 Cooperative Education-General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 3
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication 3

2 Students cannot duplicate these courses as a required course and as an elective course.

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.