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2014 - 2015 CNM Catalog April 2014, Volume 47 
2014 - 2015 CNM Catalog April 2014, Volume 47 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Office Technology (Certificate of Completion), Office Technology Concentration

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Getting Started

School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)


The Office Technology program provides opportunities for individuals to develop marketable skills in the areas of office procedures, interpersonal relations, office technology, office accounting, written communication and computer applications to meet the demands and expanded responsibilities of today’s administrative workforce. Individuals who have attained a Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) rating and who have successfully completed the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) exam may receive credit hours toward the Office Technology Associate of Applied Science degree. Two concentrations are available in the Office Technology program: Medical Concentration and Office Technology Concentration. Students may contact the associate dean for more information about advanced placement.


Career and Educational Opportunities

This associate degree is designed to transfer to UNM Organizational Learning & Instructional Technology (OLIT) program to prepare students to earn a bachelor of science degree. For information regarding application procedures, program descriptions, faculty profiles, and other student resources, contact UNM.

Many of our courses are transferable to universities and CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges in New Mexico.

Graduate job placement for office technology (previously office administration) has been 88 to 100 percent since 1997. The office technology profession offers a challenging and rewarding career. The program provides graduates with the foundation to move into positions with more responsibility and higher wages. Many administrative professionals are taking over duties once held by middle managers.

Employment growth is expected in the office administration profession. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of software applications.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam, scores  or specific course work.

Certificate of Completion in Office Technology, Office Technology Concentration 45 credit hour(s)

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