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Computer Applications and Office Technology Department

Computer Applications and Office Technology (CAOT) Department is part of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Stackable Credentials. Stackable Credentials allows you to follow the online program course sequence for the A.A.S degree program.

Below are links to the program guidelines for each program offered in the Computer Applications and Office Technology (CAOT) Department. For more information about a particular program, please contact the coordinator for that program.

Administrative Programs Coordinator/Advisor:  Tacey Baskett

CTE has Six Stackable Credentials

Basic Technical Certificate

The Administrative Office Management Technology program combines a well-balanced academic program with expert administrative and computer instruction, giving a student the diversified educational training and background needed to hold a position of responsibility and importance in many areas of the business world. 

Pick eight (8) of the following SIMnet courses:

• CAOT-140: Database/Access 1*

• CAOT-115: Outlook

• CAOT-120: Word Processing / Word I

• CAOT-121: Word Processing / Word II

• CAOT-122: Word Processing / Word III

• CAOT-130: Spreadsheets / Excel I

• CAOT-131: Spreadsheets / Excel II

• CAOT-132: Spreadsheets / Excel III

• CAOT-150: PowerPoint

• CAOT-164: Computer Fundamentals for Tech

• CAOT-166: Living Online for Tech Programs

Basic Technical Certificate

This certificate program is designed for individuals who desire to update or attain new office skills by completing a combination of required and elective courses that reflect their own personal career needs.

• CAOT-140 (Prerequisite)

• CAOT-184: Records Systems Management

• CAOT-210: Office Procedures

Plus, pick two (2) of the following elective credits:

• Any ACCT Course

• Any BUSA Course

• Any remaining SIMnet course(s) in Computer Applications (BTC)

Intermediate Technical Certificate

The Computer Applications certificate program provides comprehensive training in the latest Microsoft Office software.

BLDR-120: Financial Business Applications

• CAOT-183: Business Editing and Proofreading

• CAOT-205: Business Document Formatting / Transcription

• CAOT-220: Administrative Support Internship I

Intermediate Technical Certificate

The Office Specialist/Receptionist program provides coursework required for an intermediate technical certificate that prepares students for entry-level career positions in today's offices. 

• BUSA-101: Introduction to Business

Intermediate Technical Certificate

The Office Technology program allows students to design an Office Technology intermediate technical certificate by completing courses from the Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Applications and Office Technology, and Paralegal programs.

Associate of Applied Science

The Virtual Administrative Assistant certificate is designed for students to develop administrative support skills that can be delivered virtually.

  • Virtual Administrative Assistant Intermediate Technical Certificate (ITC)
  • ACCT-101: Small Business Accounting - or - ACCT-201: Principles of Marketing
  • ACCT-150: 10-Key Skill Building
  • BUSA-221: Principles of Marketing
  • CAOT-204: Career Leadership
  • GEM 3 A.A.S. Mathematical Ways of Knowing
  • GEM 6 A.A.S. Behavioral Ways of Knowing
  • Any remaining SIMnet course(s) in Computer Applications (BTC)

Plus, pick two (2) of the following courses (6 credits):

  • BLDR-105: Customer Service 3
  • BLDR-110: Supervisory Management 3
  • BLDR-132: Employee Benefits & Compensation 3
  • BMGT-256: Problem Solving / Team Dynamics 3
  • BUSA-211: Principles of Management 3
  • ENTP-105: Entrepreneurship Skills 3

Medical Administrative Programs


Paralegal Program


  • Paralegal AAS Degree program provides coursework required for an Associate of Applied Science Degree that leads to positions in legal environments.