Office Administration
OFAD Certificate Programs


Office Administration Certificate

This certificate covers the essential skills required by entry-level office workers. Students will key professional business correspondence using correct business grammar and format. The Business Math & Calculator, Excel 1, and Bookkeeping 1 courses will introduce basic bookkeeping concepts and the use of spreadsheets.

Students are encouraged to achieve a keying speed of 45 wpm in five-minute timings. 

Required courses

Course Code Course Name
OFAD 155* Keyboarding 1
OFAD 157 Business Math Calculators
OFAD 158 Windows, Outlook, & File Management
OFAD 160 Word Processing 1
OFAD 165 Word Processing 2
OFAD 181 MS Excel 1
OFAD 133 Business Communications 1
OFAD 135 Administrative Procedures 1
OFAD 170 Bookkeeping 1
OFAD 150 Employability Skills

* OFAD 155 is not required if a student successfully keys 30 gross words per minute with three or fewer errors in three 3-minute timings.  The Keyboarding Assessment is to be completed before the beginning of classes.

Administrative Assistant Specialty Certificate

The Administrative Assistant Specialty covers the skills and concepts needed by administrative assistant personnel. Students produce “real-world” business documents to professional standards. Students develop business correspondence writing skills for creating routine business letters, reports, presentations, newsletters and other documents requiring extensive use of graphics.

The use of MS Office software is extensive in all courses. Students' keyboarding speed goal is 55 wpm.

Required courses

To receive an Administrative Assistant Specialty Certificate, students must complete all courses listed in the Office Administration Certificate above, and the following: 

Course Code Course Name
OFAD 183  MS PowerPoint 1
OFAD 233  Business Communications 2
OFAD 260  Word Processing 3
OFAD 235  Administrative Procedures 2
OFAD 220  Desktop Publishing

Bookkeeping Specialty Certificate

The Bookkeeping Specialty covers a working knowledge of both manual and computerized bookkeeping systems as well as the development of skills in spreadsheet, database, and file management.  Students are expected to establish employable skills for working in offices where they may perform a variety of functions. This certificate has a keyboarding speed goal of 45 wpm.

Required courses

To receive a Bookkeeping Specialty Certificate, students must complete all courses listed in the Office Administration Certificate above, and the following: 

Course Code Course Name
OFAD 281  MS Excel 2
OFAD 172  Bookkeeping 2
OFAD 285  MS Excel 3
OFAD 275  Bookkeeping 3
OFAD 182  MS Access 1
OFAD 178 Computerized Bookkeeping

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