Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
601-483-8241
1-800-MCC-THE-1

Certificate

Business and Office Technology
Certificate Program
Ginny McCarty, Program Coordinator
601-484-8832

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in professional and business offices.  All courses can be transferred into the two-year Business and Office Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Program.  A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program.  Courses should be taken in sequence as outlined.  Any deviation from this program must have prior approval of the program coordinator. To graduate from this program, students must type a minimum of 50 words per minute for five minutes with no more than five errors. For more information on this program read the gainful employment disclosure.

Progression:  To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (grade point of 2.00) or better.  A grade of “C” or higher is required in each BOT and ENG course to progress in the program. Students in the Business and Office Technology Program must attend MCC full time (12 or more semester credit hours).

Related Careers:
Records Clerk            Clerical Supervisor
Office Manager          Data Entry Clerk
Receptionist               Office Administrator

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general requirements):

  • Attain a 17 composite score on the ACT;
  • Score a 69.5 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 59.5 or higher on the Arithmetic Section;
  • Earn a “C” or above in Preparation for Composition (ENG 1203);
  • Complete 15 semester hours with a “C” average or above at an accredited college or university.  Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement.  Students in the Business and Office Technology Program must attend MCC full time (12 or more semester credit hours).

Educational Planning Sheet & Guidelines
*Students must take College Algebra or a science with a lab.

NOTE:  Admission requirements, curriculum, and other program information are subject to change.  See your program advisor/counselor for additional information .