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.
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- Administrative Assistant
- Administrative Assistant and Meeting and Event Planning
- Executive Assistant
- Office Technology Information Essentials
- Medical Office
Kay Gerken, Professor, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1614, (630) 942-3063
Casey Miller, Instructor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1618, (630) 942-2472
Kim Groesbeck, Program Support Specialist
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1634, (630) 942-2599
Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592
Erika JoynerOffice Technology Information
“Every single semester I’ve had exceptional professors who have taught me educational material and life skills: my college and career skills teachers, Professors Greene and Kowalkowski, who gave me the confidence to blaze a path for myself and set goals for my future while showing me how to succeed in school; my business teacher, Professor Elliman, who inspired business critical thinking and planted the accounting seed, even if I wasn’t yet receptive; my philosophy teacher, Professor Petersen, who encouraged thinking outside the box; my office and technology teachers, Professors Wendy Felder, Nancy Stanko and Kay Gerken, who opened my eyes to the expansive office environment and its extensive software programs; my speech teacher, Professor Mia Poston, who took my terrifying fear of public speaking and turned it into a strong confidence that helped me land an incredible job that ultimately changed my life; and my accounting teacher, Professor McBeth, who is always available and very helpful in helping me carve my path toward a career in accounting.”Read Spotlight
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!"Read Spotlight
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."Read Spotlight
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."Read Spotlight
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