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Office Assistant, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CM_CSOA

Control Number: 43567

Not Financial Aid Eligible

The Office Assistant Certificate of Achievement will enable students to apply for office personnel positions using Microsoft Office applications or any employment involving word processing, spreadsheets, office databases, and multimedia presentations. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses. Transfer courses from other California Community Colleges with a grade of C or better will be accepted.

Program Outcomes

  1. Use a computer operating system and computer applications for word processing, electronic spreadsheet creation, database management, multimedia presentations, and electronic personal management with competence.
  2. Achieve personal development and responsibility for entering the job market.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
BUS A138Business English3
CIS A090Beginning Computer Keyboarding 11.5
CIS A092Beginning Computer Keyboarding 21.5
CIS A100/A100HIntroduction to Computer Applications3
CIS/BUS A134Excel 12
CIS A137Microsoft Outlook2
CIS A149Office Procedures2
Total Units15

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
CIS A090 Beginning Computer Keyboarding 1 1.5
CIS A100/A100H Introduction to Computer Applications 3
CIS/BUS A134 Excel 1 2
Semester 2
CIS A092 Beginning Computer Keyboarding 2 1.5
CIS A137 Microsoft Outlook 2
CIS A149 Office Procedures 2
BUS A138 Business English 3
 Total Units15