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CIS: Office Professional

General Information

The associate of applied science degree with specialization as a computer information systems office professional is designed to provide comprehensive preparation for office employment. The curriculum emphasizes communication skills as well as office applications software usage.

Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry- level employment in corporate offices, law firms, medical offices, the hospitality industry, educational administrative offices, and administrative departments of state or local governments.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will potentially be prepared for entry-level employment as:

  • Administrative coordinators
  • Administrative specialists
  • Executive administrative assistants
  • Office administrators
  • Customer support specialists
  • Office managers

Basic keyboarding abilities and proper “touch typing” skills are required to be successful in these programs.

Certificate Program: Office Specialist

In addition to the associate degree with the Computer Information Systems Office Professional designation, Monroe County Community College offers a certificate program in computer information systems office specialist. The college recognizes that many employers place value on a certificate which authenticates specialized preparation. Courses taken under the certificate programs are applicable to the associate degree. Those who complete this certificate program will typically be prepared for entry- level employment as administrative coordinators, receptionists, data entry specialists, administrative specialists, executive
administrative assistants, office administrators, customer support specialists and office managers.

The CIS office specialist certificate will help prepare a student to sit for MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification tests. Upon successful completion of MOS certifications, specialist positions may be available in IT business application, office support, office services, IT field technician services and customer service. This certificate program focuses on knowledge and skills that are essential for today’s computer technicians.

Basic keyboarding abilities and proper “touch typing” skills are required to be successful in these programs.