Office Automation Concentration (OFFA) – Community College of Rhode Island

Office Automation Concentration (OFFA)

Certificate in Computer Studies and Information Processing (CERT_COMI)

The Office Automation concentration prepares students for paperless office environments and enables proficiency managing a corporate office. Students gain strong English-language skills and learn current software and hardware to record, code, sort, calculate, summarize, store and communicate information. Certificate programs emphasize technical coursework only, and do not require the electives needed for the associate degree option.

Note: To be awarded this certificate, students must be registered as matriculating in the Computer Studies program and successfully complete all certificate courses with a grade of C or better. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward an associate degree program. Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

  • Course sequence and prerequisites for major courses are under review. See Computer Studies department faculty for guidance.
Certificate Requirements
MATH 1005 Business Mathematics   3
ENGL Literature elective   3
ENGL 1010 Composition I   3
ENGL 2100 Technical Writing   3
PSYC 2010 General Psychology   4
BUSN 2050 Principles of Management   3
COMI 1100 Introduction to Computers   3
COMI 1420 Introduction to Spreadsheets   1
COMI 1640 Introduction to Word Processing   1
COMI/COMP/CNVT Take eight credits from COMI/COMP/CNVT courses. See Course Descriptions. 8

Total Certificate Requirements Credits 32


Most students in this certificate program attend part time and take two courses each semester. Therefore, the average time to complete the Office Automation certificate as a part-time student could be six semesters (36 months). Students who choose to attend full time could complete this certificate program in as few as two semesters (or 12 months). For more information about the number of CCRI graduates in this program and other important gainful employment information, please visit this page.

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Last Updated: 5/6/19