Dec 10, 2022  
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Office Technology (Certificate of Completion), Medical Concentration

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School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)

The Office Technology program provides opportunities for individuals to develop marketable skills in the areas of medical terminology and transcription, 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.

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Educational Option Information

This program can be completed: Part-time or full-time

This program can be started: Any term

Primary course location: Main Campus; some courses are offered at Montoya Campus and online..

Special requirements:

  • Students must have access to a computer and the Internet to complete coursework.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations


Educational Opportunities

CNM’s Office Technology Certificate programs integrate seamlessly with its Office Technology associate degree programs. This associate degree is designed to transfer to a UNM program that prepares students to earn a bachelor of science degree. For information about extending your education beyond the certificate level, contact your Business & Information Technology academic advisor.

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.


Employment Opportunities

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 in the office administration profession is expected to continue. 


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Certificate of Completion in Office Technology, Medical Concentration 44 credit hours

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