Office Information Technology

An OIT instructor works with a student in a computer lab on KCC's North Avenue campus in Battle Creek.Kellogg Community College’s Office Information Technology (OIT) Program is designed to prepare individuals to perform a wide range of administrative business support responsibilities including the knowledge and application of best business practices, procedures and computer and technical skills necessary for success in today’s business world.

This program prepares individuals for a variety of careers in a number of different settings including office administrator, office technology supervisor, computer applications specialist and office supervisor. It is not designed as a transfer program.

OIT Program credentials offered at KCC include:

The sequence of classes recommended for full-time students seeking each credential follows. For more information about KCC’s Office Information Technology Program, see:

Associate in Applied Science: Administrative Assistant

Semester I Semester II Semester III Semester IV
ACCO 101: General Accounting ACCO 102: General Accounting ART 211: Art Appreciation OR MUSI 211: Music Appreciation BUAD 131: Principles of Management
BUAD 101: Intro to Business BUAD 213: Business Statistics BUAD 201: Business Law ECON 202: Principles of Economics-MICRO
ENGL 151: Freshman Composition** ECON 201: Principles of Economics-MACRO** COMM 101:Foundations of
Interpersonal Communication** OR
COMM 111: Business and Technical
Communication** OR
COMM 207: Public Speaking**
OIT 131: Keyboarding 2
KCCS 101: First Year Seminar OIT 130: Office Procedures/Keyboarding 1 OIT 162: Microsoft Word Expert OIT 154: Microsoft PowerPoint Core
OIT 161: Applications Software PSYC 201: Intro to Psychology** OIT 163: Microsoft Excel Expert OIT 157: Microsoft Access Core

*For class options that fulfill the elective requirements indicated here, see the Degree and Certificate Requirements section of KCC’s Academic Catalog.

**Courses indicated fulfill requirements for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which provides for the transferability of up to 30 credit hours to meet General Education Requirements at participating Michigan colleges and universities. For more information about the MTA, visit www.kellogg.edu/macrao.

Administrative Assistant Certificate

Required Administrative Assistant Certificate Courses
ACCO 101: General Accounting
BUAD 104: Business Correspondence
BUAD 131: Principles of Management
OIT 110: Keyboarding 2
OIT 111: Keyboarding 3
OIT 112: Keyboarding 4
OIT 116: Office Procedures
OIT176: Beginning Word
OIT 177: Intermediate Word
OIT 181: Beginning Excel
OIT 197: Proofreading
OIT 241: General Machine Transcription

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Certificates

For information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the Administrative Assistant Certificate Program, and other important information, please review the Gainful Employment Disclosure.

The Gainful Employment Disclosure complies with the Department of Education requirement for disclosure of information about career preparation programs that result in an award at the certificate level. The intention of this information is to help students make informed career and educational choices that may lead to gainful employment. The data provided is based on enrollment from the last award year.

MOS Master Certificate (Microsoft Office Specialist)

Required MOS Master Certificate Courses
OIT176: Beginning Word
OIT 177: Intermediate Word
OIT 178: Advanced Word
OIT 181: Beginning Excel
OIT 182: Intermediate Excel
OIT 183: Advanced Excel
OIT 184: Beginning PowerPoint
OIT185: Intermediate PowerPoint
OIT 192: Beginning Publisher
OIT 196: Intro to Windows
OIT 187: Beginning Access OR OIT 188: Advanced Access OR OIT 198: Microsoft Outlook/OneNote

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Certificates

For information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the MOS Master Certificate Program, and other important information, please review the appropriate Gainful Employment Disclosure.

The Gainful Employment Disclosure complies with the Department of Education requirement for disclosure of information about career preparation programs that result in an award at the certificate level. The intention of this information is to help students make informed career and educational choices that may lead to gainful employment. The data provided is based on enrollment from the last award year.

Transfer Opportunities

Click here to view Transfer Guides outlining opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Contact our Academic Advising team at 269-965-4124 or advising@kellogg.edu to schedule an appointment to plot a personal transfer plan.

Office Information Technology Careers

We are living in a time where the key to success in virtually every profession depends on the skillful use of information. Whether one is a teacher, secretary, supervisor or company president, the main ingredient in the work involved is information — knowing how to get it, how to use it, how to manage it and how to disseminate it to others.

At the root of information-based work activities are computers and the systems that support them. Few professions remain untouched by computers today or will remain so in tomorrow’s world. No matter who you are or what you do for a living, it is likely that computers will somehow impact both the way you work and your success at your work. The goals of KCC’s OIT Program are to provide the student with knowledge of computers and software and a framework for using this knowledge effectively in the workplace.

Possible job titles for graduates with an education in office information technology include:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Administrative associate
  • Administrative coordinator
  • Administrative secretary
  • Administrative specialist
  • Administrative technician
  • Clerk typist
  • Customer service representative
  • Department secretary
  • Executive administrative assistant
  • Executive assistant
  • Executive secretary
  • Office assistant
  • Office clerk
  • Office manager
  • Secretary
  • Software support specialist

Projected Job Outlook & Salary Information

For the latest employment and wage estimates for office information technology careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm.

Why Study Office Information Technology at KCC?

KCC’s Office Information Technology certificate and degree programs are supervised by highly-experienced instructors and lab technicians who provide training, support and assistance when needed. The college provides state-of-the-art facilities and current Microsoft Office and other software programs to ensure our students earn a competitive edge with their associate degrees and/or certificates.

Classes are delivered using Web-based training platforms to provide flexibility and three-dimensional learning for the students. Courses are and continue to stay relevant as office technology provides important support for virtually every field and industry.

Individualized Instruction

KCC’s Office Information Technology certificate and degree programs are currently delivered in an Individualized Instruction format, with no scheduled lectures; instruction is delivered through individualized lab support on a one-on-one basis as needed. This approach provides flexibility for students who are self-motivated and good at independent learning.

Learning Management Systems

KCC’s OIT courses are taught using multiple Learning Management Systems including Moodle, SNAP, MyMedicalTerminologyLab, MyITLab and GDP 11. These learning platforms have been selected to offer students the flexibility of Web-based access and a rich simulated training tool that provides frequent and supportive feedback.