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   Office Information Systems

Certificate, 105.5 credits, 6-7 quarters

Earn Your Degree Online or on Campus

You may earn college credits toward a certificate or degree through the successful completion of online classes. Students may complete most credits required through our extensive online class offerings. Many of the tests for the courses are proctored; local colleges and libraries are often willing to proctor exams.

Students living outside the Spokane area with questions concerning nontraditional credits should contact the department chair.

Program Description

The office information systems program combines training in information processing, information systems, and office administration to give students the diversified training and background needed to hold positions of responsibility in business offices. Students are trained to use word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and project management software. As using computer systems to manage information is a fundamental role in professional offices, this program gives students a technical overview of office information systems, basic computer hardware, and network administration. Advanced classes provide students with office procedures, project management, and office management training.

Students who successfully complete this program are prepared to:

  • Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and project management software in a business office.
  • Understand current office procedures and techniques.
  • Handle a variety of internal and external business forms and understand their purpose.
  • Operate a variety of business machines, including computer equipment, photocopy machines, facsimiles, printers, telephones, and calculating machines.
  • Exhibit management initiative and dependability, follow directions, and have pride in good work.
  • Understand the scope of business operations and economics systems.
  • Understand the systems and procedures of organizing and planning office work, controlling employees' performance, and exercising leadership skills that make the modern employer-employee relationship a pleasant, rewarding, and successful experience.
  • Acquire a technical overview of office information systems, basic computer hardware, and network administration.
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For more information:

Deby Hanson
DHanson@scc.spokane.edu
(509) 533-8001 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 8001
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