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Academic Certificate Program in Information Systems Office Operations

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 3301

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate

 

Why major in Information Systems Office Operations?

This program prepares individuals for employment in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining the systems necessary to deliver information to all levels of an organization. Students receive hands-on instruction in the use and development of databases and spreadsheets. Areas covered include desktop publishing, word processing, and the use of graphics, digital camera, and sound files to make PowerPoint presentations. Students learn to use the internet to access information as well as to plan, create, and maintain static and interactive webpages.

If I major in Information Systems Office Operations, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The major is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the microcomputer field or to upgrade an employee’s professional knowledge for career advancement. While the program is not designed for transfer to a baccalaureate program, ECC will apply some or most of the courses you have taken toward an associate’s degree. Consult your academic advisor for more information.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this program?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the academic certificate in one year.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate effective use and integration of a variety of microcomputer applications;
  • Customize software applications to address office needs;
  • Apply standard office computer software, keyboarding, and formatting skills to prepare a wide range of correspondence; and
  • Create static and dynamic webpages.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

(6 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (3 credits)

ENG 101 (one 3-credit course)

Technological Competency (3 credits)

CIS 131 (one 3-credit course)

 

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(27 credits)

OCT 105 Microcomputer Keyboarding and Document Processing (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 136 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
CIS 152 Internet Concepts (3 credits)
CIS 153 Advanced Internet Concepts and Applications (3 credits)
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate: 33

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

 

First Semester
OCT 105 Microcomputer Keyboarding and Documents Processing (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
CIS 152 Internet Concepts (3 credits)

Second Semester
CIS 136 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
CIS 153 Advanced Internet Concepts and Applications (3 credits)
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)

 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.