The Office Technology program provides opportunities for individuals to develop marketable skills in the areas of office procedures, interpersonal relations, office technology, 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.
Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.
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 to continue in the office administration profession.
Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites
Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA, placement exam scores, or specific course work.