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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office Technology, Certificate Level I

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” Howard College / SWCD is committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment.

Gainful Employment Information for Office Technology, Certificate Level I

Total: 20 Hours

Second Semester

Total: 18 Hours

Total Hours in Level I Certificate: 38

1 Elective must be a 3-credit hour Business, Accounting, CIS, Speech, or Office Technology course.  The suggested courses are ACCT 2301 , BUSI 1301 BUSG 1304 , SPCH 1315 , ITSW 2337 , and IMED 2309 .  Students are encouraged to consult the CIS / Business Coordinator since some students’ goals vary.
2 Capstone Course. POFT 2288 is offered during summer, fall or spring semester depending on current student’s schedule.


Students must pass the classes listed in the curriculum with a C or better grade.  Otherwise, they must re-take the class.