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Program Objective

The program commences with 600 hours of intensive ESL instruction. After completion of the ESL component, the student is introduced to software in high demand that are utilized in businesses dealing with word processing, spreadsheet data analysis, customized presentations, electronic mail messaging and information data exchange. Hands-on training in the above mentioned areas are done based on the theory of computer operations. A main feature of the program is experiencing complete intercommunication and interaction between various types of office computer applications to provide full coverage of business needs arising from a realistic business environment.

Program Code

OT1500-Computer Office Technology with ESL

Program Requirements: (in alphabetical order by term)

Term Course Title Course Code Hours
COT I-Keyboarding T100


COT II-Windows OS T105


COT III-MS Word T110 75
COT IV-MS Excel T115 75
COT V-PowerPoint/Outlook T120 75
COT VI-Publisher/FrontPage T125 75
COT VII-MS Access T120 75
Basic Business Communication E150 75
Business Correspondence E160 75
Communication Skills Usage E170 75
Career Preparation C100 75
Internship (School Project) M905 75

Completion Time: Four Terms in 15 weeks each (1500 hours, 60 weeks).

Sessions: Full time sessions are available in the morning and in the evening (see academic calendar on page 19). Students attend classes 25 hours per week.

Program Readiness: Students are required to take Metropolitan Learning Institute’s CELSA and/or Wonderlic Test to determine if they possess the reasoning skills that are necessary for intensive study. Any applicant who scores below the minimum cutoff mark in any given test is advised to reconsider his/her career training choice.

Entrance Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent, or appropriate ATB counseling and testing.

Each applicant for programs with an ESL component will be tested to establish his or her need for Intermediate ESL instruction before enrollment. To qualify, applicants must achieve a minimum score of 27 on the NYSPLACE Test.

At the end of the Intermediate ESL VIII course, students who score a minimum of 54 on the NYSPLACE Test will begin career training.

Any student who fails to achieve the minimum NYSPLACE test levels must repeat appropriate units of intermediate ESL (Placement will be decided by the Campus Director and will consider the student’s results on the NYSPLACE Test).

Maximum Time Frame and Evaluation Points:

The maximum time frame to satisfy program requirements is six terms (2250 hours). Evaluation points are every term (375 hours).

Credential Awarded: Diploma

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