Office Technology Information

Office Technology Information's three associate's degrees and six certificates offer valuable training as you pursue a career that provides administrative support to any type of business or organization, from education and health care to government and retail trade, manufacturing and construction.

Each OFTI certificate or degree will enable you to develop your skills, using current technology and procedures that are necessary for a successful professional career in an exciting environment.

Office support staff are administrative and executive assistants, secretaries (legal or medical), office managers, clerical staff or receptionists. The position title and job level may be determined by education, experience and responsibility. High-level administrative support positions will demand a higher salary than lower-level positions.

A career in administrative support involves effectively and efficiently performing and coordinating various office administrative tasks necessary to a successful operation.

Administrative support individuals serve as communication and information managers. They will always play a key role in the success of businesses and organizations because technology cannot take the place of good communication, interpersonal and customer-service skills.

The OFTI program will help you prepare for this challenge.

Gainful Employment Information

View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.

 

Contact Information


Kay Gerken, Professor, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1614, (630) 942-3063

Kim Groesbeck, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1054, (630) 942-2599

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

 

Spotlight

  • Jackie Campagnolo

    Jackie CampagnoloOffice Technology Information

    "I am proud to be a COD alum. The flexibility of the OFTI program was instrumental in enabling me to receive my degree. It worked with my schedule and allowed me to complete my coursework without conflicting with my full-time job."

     



     

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  • Violet Jackson

    Violet JacksonOffice Technology Information

    "I would encourage anyone considering enrollment at COD to make an appointment, meet with a counselor and tour the facilities. I am certain they will find that COD brings just as much to the table as other institutions but in a caring, supporting and flexible learning environment at an affordable cost. COD is a great school and I am proud to be a Chaparral!"

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  • Srilatha Agrahar-Srinivasan

    Srilatha Agrahar-SrinivasanOffice Technology Information

    "It makes me happy that COD is up-to-date in technological terms," she said. "I've had many opportunities to learn many new things. I like that COD is closer to my home and is a reputed college. I also like the collection of books in the COD Library."

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  • Angie Johnson

    Angie JohnsonOffice Technology Information

    "In my department at PwC, I have become the go-to person for my expertise in MS Word, MS Powerpoint and MS Excel. I credit the Office Technology Information program for that. Kay Gerken, Wendy Felder (who is now retired) and Nancy Stanko did such a phenomenal job with that curriculum."

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