Office Information Technology (425)

Southern State Computer Science Banner, Office Information Technology

Offered Entirely Online

This program can be completed entirely online with the exception of CSCI 2275.

Nature of Profession

Individuals trained in office information technology provide important support services which meet the increasing complex demands of the modern office. Trained in traditional office skills as well as versed in information communications and up-to-date computer and office software applications, the office professional is a fundamental part of today’s business and office team. You will be prepared with a strong foundation in Microsoft technologies. The coursework in this program will prepare you to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams. Earning the designation of Microsoft Office Specialist can help your resume stand out in today’s competitive job market and broaden your employment opportunities by validating those skills employers are seeking.

Related Job Titles

Professionals trained in this field may find opportunities as administrative assistants, general office/clerical specialists, administrative directors, executive assistants, administrative specialists, administrative professionals, administrative support assistants, administrative secretaries, data technicians, department coordinators, documentation coordinators, personal assistants and virtual assistants.

Earn Industry Certifications

In this program students will have the opportunity to achieve multiple industry level certifications. Our curriculum aligns with the certification content. Below is a list of the different certifications that students can obtain as they move through the program:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Office Specialist


First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
OFIT 1131 Self-Awareness in Office Technologies 3
CSCI 1120 Computer Applications 4
MATH 1115 or 1124 or higher Math for the Business & Social Sciences or Finite Math or higher 3
OFIT 1106 Keyboarding Techniques I 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
ACCT 1101 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
CSCI 2216 Outlook 3
CSCI 2217 PowerPoint 3
CSCI 2263 HTML 5 Programming 3
OFIT 1130 Word Processing I 3

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 3
OFIT 2232 Introduction to Business Management 3
CSCI 2218 Excel 3
CSCI 2275 Professionalism 3
PHIL 1107 or ENGL 2240 Ethics or Introduction to Films 3

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 2213 Access 3
OFIT 2236 Desktop Publishing & Office Applications 3
ECON 2205 or 2206 Principles of Microeconomics or Principles of Macroeconomics 3
OFIT 2290 Internship 4
COMM 1115 or COMM 1110 Fundamentals of Effective Speech or Interpersonal Communications 3
Program Total: 62