Providing Office and Computer Skills for Today’s Workforce and Lifestyle

The Office Administration Center (OAC), in Founders Hall 131,
offers open-entry/open-exit Office Administration courses in an individualized, hands-on format. The short, carefully prepared units of instruction allow for flexible scheduling and ongoing enrollment well into the semester. Your hours may vary from day to day and you may be scheduled for more than one hour per day. Therefore, each course can be completed as rapidly as your capabilities and/or commitments allow.  

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Courses Offered


  • OFADM 301 - 1.5 units
  • OFADM 302 - 1.5 units
  • OFADM 303 - 0.5 unit
  • OFADM 306 - 0.5 unit
  • OFADM 307 - 0.5 unit
  • OFADM 201 - 1.0 unit
  • OFADM 202 - 2.0 units
  • OFADM 203 - 3.0 units

 Office Skills

  • OFADM 328 - 1.0 unit
  • OFADM 329 - 2.0 units
  • OFADM 363 - 1.0 unit
  • OFADM 364 - 1.0 unit
  • OFADM 366 - 1.0 unit
  • OFADM 375 - 1.0 unit

Computer Applications

  • OFADM 353 - 1.0 unit
  • OFADM 256 - 1.0 unit
  • OFADM 259 - 1.0 unit
  • OFADM 261 - 1.0 unit
  • OFADM 262 - 1.0 unit

Office Administration Degrees and Certificates



Short-Term Certificates

For information about certificates
and degrees in Office Administration, contact Nancy Backlund or Kevin Alavezos.




Orientation Information

The first week of each semester is set aside for orientations. All new and returning students enrolled in OFADM open-entry/open-exit courses need to attend one of our 90-minute, course-specific orientations in Founders Hall 131.
Orientations are informative sessions designed to provide students with information helpful to the successful completion of their courses in the Office Administration Center. They also give students a chance to ask any questions they may have about taking courses in the Center.

Textbooks and Supplies

You will need to purchase the appropriate textbook before starting a course in the OAC. If purchased before class begins, do not remove the shrinkwrap until after attending your orientation. You may be required to purchase a Scantron for testing and a flash drive.

All your supplies may be purchased at the MJC bookstore located in the student center on East Campus.  A textbook/supply list will be given to you during your orientation. It is not necessary to purchase anything before the orientation.

Assistance in the OAC

A variety of instructors and assistants are available to help you with course-related questions and problems.

When you come to the OAC with your textbook and supplies, you will be given an instructional packet as well as information about beginning your course. The course packet provides guidance for successfully completing your course. It should be read and followed carefully.

Contact Information

For questions or comments please contact
Kevin Alavezos or Nancy Backlund.

Kevin Alavezos
Office Administration and Business
Business, Behavioral, and Social Sciences
Founders Hall 120T

Nancy Backlund
Office Administration and Business
Business, Behavioral, and Social Sciences
Founders Hall 120C


Before the Semester Begins

After the Semester Begins

  • Go to Founders Hall 131
  • Ask for individual orientation
  • Fill out paperwork
  • Purchase correct textbook
  • Receive Add Card

Scheduling Your Work

The Office Administration Center (Founders Hall  131) is open many hours each week so that scheduling your work time in the Center is quite flexible. You can come to the Center anytime during our open hours. You do not need to reserve a computer or time. We are open on a first come, first served basis.

Fall/Spring Hours

9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Summer Hours

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.