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School of Business and Hospitality

Dean: Alfred P. Muss
Phone: (315) 684-6923

Office Technology - Information Processing A.A.S.


The Office Technology - Information Processing program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career as an office assistant, but graduates of the program have tremendous potential for growth in any chosen field of work. Students are well prepared to take New York State Civil Service tests and Microsoft User Office Specialist (MOUS) exams for certification upon graduating.

The Office Technology - Information Processing program is designed to give the student training in the latest office equipment and procedures for the electronic age. To supplement the regular program of study, special features emphasize word processing, (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.), information processing and/or the opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge in office management fields.

Office Technology is part of the ThinkPad University program, where laptop computers are integrated into the way students work, learn and live. Each student receives an IBM ThinkPad. Knowledge of and experience with technology provided as a part of ThinkPad University will make graduates especially valuable in the workplace.

Each semester, more and more courses within Office Technology become available online. Each semester we offer new and exciting courses for those individuals who may need to upgrade their skills within their job.

Internships are also available in order to enhance the learning experience, and articulation agreements are in place with many area high schools.

Proficiency exams are offered to those students who can test out of various keyboarding courses. Up to four credit hours may be earned by taking the keyboarding proficiency exams at the beginning of each course offering. This allows students to concentrate on other courses and provides the means to obtain the college credit students need for their degree.

Morrisville State College now offers Medical Office courses (such as Medical Keyboarding, Medical Terminology, Medical Transcription, Medical Coding and Billing and Medical Office Procedures).

Each spring, the Office Technology second-year students participate in Portfolio Day. Students come out of this interview process with a better understanding of and appreciation for developing interviewing skills and portfolios.

Scholarship opportunities also exist for Office Technology - Information Processing students. Scholarships provide financial assistance to students who still have one full-time semester left in the program and have demonstrated their dedication to their college education.