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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office Assistant Certificate

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Total Credits: 30

Major Number: 5710
CIP Code: 52.0408

Program Description

This program is designed for students interested in the office field. A graduate may become employed as a data entry clerk, receptionist, secretary, or other administrative support positions.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 26

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements

Select one credit from ACCT, BMGT, COMM, CAPL, CSCI, ENGL. MKTG, OR OFFT

Total Credits: 1

MnTC/General Education Requirements

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements

A grade of C or higher in all Career/Occupational and specifically designated MnTC courses is required.

Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not  transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge to create, name, edit, format, store, send, attach, and print typical business documents.
  • Demonstrate the use of a spreadsheet program to analyze, organize, and chart data and present numeric data.
  • Develop the keyboarding speed and accuracy necessary for employment.

Program Contact Information

Carol Libson 651.779.3345 Room 2247 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


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Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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