Oct 18, 2017
School: Business and Professional Careers
Academic Dept: Computer Information Technologies
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Janet Ranucci
Important Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Fall 2017. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.
Certificate programs are designed to provide a mix of theory and practical training leading to immediate employment upon completion. People who pursue certificates might have an advanced degree and typically want to learn new skills and acquire knowledge. Others might enroll in a certificate program to “test the waters,” with an eye toward pursuing an associate’s degree. Credits earned now in a credit-bearing certificate will apply later toward an associate’s degree at Westchester Community College. Click to learn more about the differences among the award types.
Employees in today’s computer-dominated workplace must possess “Information Age” skills. This certificate provides students with the opportunity to become proficient in office computer applications and to gain a solid foundation in current business practices. In addition, a strong emphasis is placed on oral and written communications and accounting skills that are essential for success in business.
Graduates will be prepared to find employment in such jobs as Computer Applications Specialist, Office Assistant, Customer Service Representative and other computer and administrative support positions.
All credits earned for this certificate may be applied to an Associate’s degree in Office Technologies.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:
- Demonstrate proficiency in business productivity software, basic workplace computer literacy, and information management.
- Demonstrate library and internet research skills.
- Demonstrate effective business communications skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of accounting theory and financial procedures used in organizational decision making.
* This course may be waived by the curriculum chairperson and a higher level OFTEC or CIS course substituted for those students who possess the equivalent skill levels.
Minimum Total Credits - 25
Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .
Career Path Opportunities
Are you wondering what careers you can explore with a degree or certificate? Perhaps you are not sure what people do or how much money they make in certain careers that pique your interest? Would you like to know how many jobs are predicted to be available in a particular industry? Or maybe you are unsure whether receiving a degree or certificate would be right for you? Go to https://sunywcc.emsicareercoach.com to explore career paths, their associated job descriptions, salary trends, and jobs trends. Complete a career assessment for additional guidance. Still not sure? Visit www.sunywcc.edu/career for more career resources and contacts.
Are you a prospective Westchester Community College graduate? We look forward to seeing you soon! Apply today, then see the College’s Admissions and Enrollment Checklist.