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

Casey Emerich, Instructor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1427, (630) 942-2472

Kim Groesbeck, Program Support Specialist
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1433, (630) 942-2599

Nazia Naqvi, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1530A, (630) 942-2081 

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


  • Student Spotlight: Christina Strand

    Christina StrandOffice Technology Information

    I knew that in order to land any administrative job, especially in accounting, I would need to develop skills in computer technology, including mastering the Microsoft Office suite. The vital skills I developed from the OFTI courses were incredibly impressive to my current employer and gave me a leg up. During my courses at COD, we spent a lot of time focusing on soft skills that would benefit us in the interviewing process and ultimately the workplace. COD puts a lot of emphasis on getting you ready for life outside of the classroom.”

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  • Spotlight: 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."

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  • Spotlight: Erika Joyner

    Erika JoynerOffice Technology Information

    “Every single semester I’ve had exceptional professors who have taught me educational material and life skills: Professors Wendy Felder, Nancy Stanko and Kay Gerken, who opened my eyes to the expansive office environment and its extensive software programs.”

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  • 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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  • Spotlight: 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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