Certificate Programs

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Accounting HEGIS Code 5002

The Accounting Program affords students comprehensive training in basic accounting principles. Graduates are prepared to accept positions as bookkeepers, general office workers, assistant office managers and similar positions with both the Federal and State Governments. This program also gives the foundation for advanced study in accounting. Courses in this program may be transferred to many of USC’s Associate Degree programs.

 

 

Administrative Assistant HEGIS Code 5005

USC’s Administrative Assistant Program provides the foundation office skills necessary to begin employment as a receptionist, word processor or other clerical office position. Students learn document processing, filing, office communications, telephone techniques, office procedures and word processing in just two semesters of full-time study. Students may also apply credits earned toward course requirements for the Associate Degree in Administrative Specialist.

 

Computer Office Applications HEGIS Code 5002

Students are trained to use the Microsoft® Office Suite. English grammar, spelling, and document formatting are also covered. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in large and small companies where their knowledge of computer software and general office procedures will make them valued employees. Students may also apply credits earned toward course requirements for the Associate Degree in Administrative Specialist/Computer Applications Concentration.

 

 

Computer Technician HEGIS Code 5101

Students completing this certificate program will be prepared to demonstrate, apply and assess the skills needed to be successful in the technology field. This involves the adoption of critical thinking, the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems and provide technical support within a business or customer service environment. Graduates of this course of study will demonstrate their success through their achievement as each course acts as a checklist toward their quantifiable completion. Courses in this program may be transferred directly to many of USC's Associate Degree programs.

 

 

Insurance Associate HEGIS Code 5003

This program is designed to introduce students to the field of insurance services. General courses include those in communication and composition, business math, business law and computer applications. Successful completion of the course in Personal Lines Insurance meets the education requirements for that specialized license. The combination of courses in Personal Lines Insurance and Property & Casualty Insurance Agents & Brokers Licensing Course meets the education requirements for the New York State exam for General Agents or Brokers. Graduates of this program are prepared for a variety of entry-level positions in insurance, including marketing and sales, customer service representatives, claims examiners and a variety of others. Students may also apply credits towards course requirements for the AOS Degree in Business Administration.

 

 

Legal Office Assistant HEGIS Code 5005

USC’s Legal Office Assistant Program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in a variety of legal settings. Graduates learn the skills necessary to begin careers as legal assistants in law offices, corporate law departments, courts and government agencies in just two semesters of full-time study. Courses include foundation business skills such as keyboarding, word processing, document formatting, written communications, and transcription along with specialty courses directly related to a legal career. Students will learn legal terminology, legal office procedures and the preparation of legal documents such as wills, contracts and court papers. As a graduate of this program, students will have developed foundation secretarial skills along with specialized skills in preparation for careers in the legal field. Transferring to the Administrative Specialist/Legal Concentration Program, earned credits will be applied toward the credit hour requirements for the associate degree if a student chooses to continue.

 

 

Medical Office Assistant HEGIS Code 5005

Graduates of USC’s Medical Office Assistant program are prepared for employment in the rapidly expanding field of health care in just two semesters of full-time study. Foundation business skills include keyboarding, word processing, and machine transcription, which are augmented by specialized training in anatomy and physiology, medical insurance forms, and medical office billing. Students will also study the administrative operations found in medical offices including preparation of various medical forms, ordering of medical supplies, medical ethics, patient contact, and scheduling appointments. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions including insurance billing in such areas as private medical practices, medical clinics, hospitals, industrial health care departments, insurance offices, government agencies, and extended care facilities. Graduates may also apply credits earned toward course requirements for the Associate Degree in Administrative Specialist/Medical option.