2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Technology - Basic Office Skills Certificate

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See program requirement sheet. 

The Basic Office Skills Certificate is an accelerated program designed for graduates seeking entry-level employment in general office support positions. Curriculum includes technology and communication outcomes to meet the minimum skills standards needed by general office support personnel in a variety of industries. Job titles for entry-level office support positions may include receptionist, office assistant, and general office clerk.

Credit/Grade Requirements This Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 38 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level classes.

Graduation Requirements To receive the Basic Office Skills Certificate, the student must demonstrate a keyboarding speed of at least 25 gross words per minute with five or fewer errors on a five-minute timed test.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

Students are advised to:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Gisela Dicklin gdicklin@edcc.edu | 425.640.1504
Kim Haines kim.haines@edcc.edu | 425.640.1293
Jackie Kulbel jkulbel@edcc.edu | 425.640.1051
Teri Odegard todegard@edcc.edu | 425.640.1634
Kathie Richer kricher@edcc.edu | 425.640.1242
Department website
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

Note: This requirement planning sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College degree or certificate is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

PGM Code – 551A
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

I. Technology Skills (19 credits minimum):

Required Courses:

To complete 19 credits:

II. Communication Skills (8 credits):

III. Computation/Quantitative Skills (4 credits minimum):

IV. Career Management Skills (7 credits minimum):

 These courses should be taken within the last two quarters of your program.

V. Electives:

 Work with an adviser to select your electives.

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing this certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the mathematical skills essential to employment.
  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
  • Apply appropriate grammar, punctuation, and spelling rules.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

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