Administrative Office Skills Certificate

Administrative Office Skills Certificate

Hegis Code: 5005 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code: 39978


Program Description
The Administrative Office Skills Certificate provides the students with focused instruction in communication, office technology, office management software, and fundamentals of accounting, as well as computerized accounting (QuickBooks). There is also experiential learning through an internship or capstone course. The certificate provides knowledge, skills and a credential to the office worker for advancement.


Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the Administrative Office Skills Certificate program, students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  •  Demonstrate knowledge of office management, procedures, tasks, work flows and procedures
  •  Develop proficiency of office tools and technology used in business and organizations
  •  Develop and enhance written and verbal communication skills
  •  Demonstrate knowledge of and skill in basic business accounting and Quickbooks, accounting software widely used by businesses and organizations today

Employment Potential
The Certificate prepares students to be skilled office workers and managers in both physical and virtual workplaces, ensuring that they are competent in communication, programs and technology.


Requirements for Program Entry

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment


Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements, or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center, Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.


For More Information

For more information contact Admissions here or the Department here.

To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here

Click on the Course Number for the course description.
First Semester
Course Number Description Credits
BUS 104 Business Communications 3
BUS 171 Computer Applications in Business 3
BUS 180 Legal Environment of Business 3
ACC 100 Fundamentals of Accounting for Entrepreneurs 3
BOT 161 Advanced Text Editing 3
ACT 210 Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks 4
BUS 272 Spreadsheets for Business 3
BOT 207 Administrative Office Experience (capstone) 3





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