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Certificate in Office Management (Secretarial Studies)

Students enrolled in this one-year program earn a Certificate in Office Management. The program is designed for students who wish to acquire what are considered to be the most important skills necessary for today’s demanding secretarial positions. Students will learn English and Greek typewriting as well as acquire practical skills in office procedures and electronic office equipment.

Students of the program can achieve advanced typewriting skills, which can take them through professional external examinations (e.g. London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examining Board typewriting examinations first, second and third level, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry word-processing examinations). The certificate in Office Management is awarded after successful completion of year one.

Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of the program are:

  • To equip students with advanced level typing skills.
  • To provide students with the knowledge, understanding and application of the concepts, competence and responsibilities associated with office organization, procedures and administration.
  • To equip students with practical experience in using many computer applications.
  • To provide students with good business awareness, decision-making and time management skills so as to enable them to hold responsible office administration positions.
  • To help students develop accuracy, flexibility, commitment and initiative.


Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program of study, its graduates will:


  1. Compose, prepare and typewrite advanced professional business documents and business communication texts, in Greek and in English Language.
  2. Organize a modern office using practical skills necessary for efficient management.
  3. Use various software applications to effectively and efficiently complete office management tasks.
  4. Depict the individual characteristics, decision making skills, time management skills and the appropriate behavior required for a successful and professional career.
  5. Demonstrate skills of accuracy, flexibility, commitment and initiative. 


Credit Requirements


The program requires a minimum of 60 ECTS credits as follows:






Major Requirements


Electives Requirements







Major Requirements


CSC106 Word Processing (6)

CSC113 Spreadsheet (6)  

ENG108 English I (6)

ENG109 English II (6)

SEC101 English Text Production I (6)

SEC106 Office Administration I (6)

SEC107 Office Administration II (6)

SEC201 English Text Production II (6)


Elective Requirements


ACC105 Book-Keeping I (6)

ACC106 Book-Keeping II (6)

ACC107 Book-Keeping III (6)

ACC108 Book-Keeping IV (6)

CSC109 Internet and Electronic Communication (6)

CSC114 Presentations Application (6)

GRE101 Modern Greek (6)

GRE201 Modern Greek II (6)

HST101 European History (6)

HST102 History of Cyprus (6)

MAR205 Public Relations (6)

PHI101 Introduction to Philosophy (6)

POL101 Political Studies (6)

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (6)

SEC102 Greek Text Production I (6)

SEC104 Greek Shorthand I (6)

SEC105 Greek Shorthand II (6)

SEC202 Greek Text Production II (6)

SOC101 Principles of Sociology (6)


The number of teaching hours (TH) for each course is 3 except when otherwise stated.

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