Course Overview

The National Diploma in Office Technology/and Management is a two-year programme designed to equip students with Secretarial/Office skills for employment in various fields of endeavour. Students of this programme are exposed to courses in their special areas as well as courses in general education. In addition to the acquisition of vocational skills in Office Technology and Management, the students are equipped with effective work competencies and socio-psychological work skills, which are very essential in everyday interactions with other. The National Diploma programme in office students and other interested individuals are eligible to enroll in Office Technology and Management Technology courses.

The grand objectives of the ND programme therefore are:

Acquisition of Secretarial Skills this includes at the ND level, the ability to:

  • Write in Shorthand for three minutes varied materials of 1.3 syllabic intensity dictated at 80 wam and transcribed on the typewriter with a minimum of 95% accuracy.
  • Type effectively various office jobs and acquire a copying rate of 40 wam on passages not below 1.30 syllabic intensity with 98% accuracy.
  • Fit properly into the office of any organization and perform professionally, the functions of a Secretary which among others include - relating the functions of the office to the whole organization, attending meetings and providing information as may be required; make accurate records of proceedings, filing and retrieving information, taking appropriate action independently when faced with challenging secretarial office problems, showing personal qualities and attributes conducive to tolerance and coexistence with the work group.

At the HND level, the ability to:

  • Acquisition of General Education.
  • Laying Foundation for Advanced Studies. Entry Requirement ND
  • The West African School Certificate (WASC), General Certificate ofEducation (GCE), Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC), National Examination Council (NECO), National Business Certificate (NBC) or their equivalents with five (5) credits passes (including English Language). The five credit passes must be in English Language and any four of the following: Business Methods, Commerce, Economics, Typewriting, Shorthand, Principles of Accounts, Mathematics, History, Literature in English, Geography, Government, Religious Knowledge, Biology/Agricultural Science.

Entry Requirement HND

The entry requirements for the HND in Office Technology Management are;

  • A minimum of lower credit pass (CGPA of 2.50) in ND Office Technology Management or related programme and a minimum of one year post- ND Cognate work experience.

Further Education:

An ND graduate with CGPA of 2.50 and above can apply for direct entry to university for B.Sc or B.Ed in Secretarial Studies and other related business courses.

A HND holder with CGPA 2.50 and above can also apply for direct entry for B.Sc or B.Ed in Secretarial Studiesand other Business related courses.

A HND holder with at least 3.00 CGPA is also qualified to apply for Post Graduate Diploma (P.GD) in management which will qualify the candidate to apply for MBA or M.Sc in management or other Business related courses.

Career Opportunities:

A graduateOffice Technology Management is well prepared for a broad range of professional careers which include management positions in banks, insurance companies, stock exchange, business, industry, Government etc. Also, the course provides an excellent training for further studies leading to post-graduate studies like MBA or MA/MSC and PHD degree programmes in Finance Economics, Financial Management, Banking, Accountancy, Research Assignment, etc.

Opportunity industries are:

  • Media and Communications.
  • Consulting.
  • Financial and Investment Institutions.
  • Manufacturing/ Production.
  • Hospitality/ Tourism
  • NGOs/ Agencies and so many more industries.

Work Placement:

Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo
Commercial banks
Companies
Industries
Government Ministries and Departments etc.

ND CURRICULUM TABLE

ND SEMESTER 1

Course Code Course Title T P CU Service Dept.
GNS 101 USE OF ENGLISH I     2 GS
GNS 111 CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION I     2 GS
BAM 111 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS I     3 BAM
OTM 111 SHORTHAND I     4 OTM
OTM 113 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY I     5 OTM
OTM 114 OFFICE PRACTICE I     4 OTM
OTM 112 KEYBOARDING I     4 OTM
GNS 103 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY     2 GS
GNS 112 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH     2 GS
MTH 100 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS     2 M/STA
  TOTAL     30  

ND SEMESTER 2

Course Code Course Title T P CU Service Dept.
GNS102 COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH II     2 GS
OTM 123 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECH. II     3 OTM
GNS 121 CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION II     2 GS
BAM 126 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP     2 OTM
BAM 113 PRINCIPLES OF LAW     2 GS
OTM 125 CAREER DEVELOPMENT     2 OTM
OTM 121 SHORTHAND II     4 OTM
OTM 124 MODERN OFFICE TECHNOLOGY     4 OTM
OTM 122 KEYBOARDING II     4 OTM
GNS 126(221) PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATION     2 GS
GNS 104 INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC     2 GS
GNS 105 FRENCH     1 GS
  TOTAL     30  

ND SEMESTER 3

Course Code Course Title T P CU Service Dept.
GNS 201 USE OF ENGLISH II     2 GS
GNS 228 RESEARCH TECHNIQUES     2 GS
OTM 211 SHORTHAND III     4 OTM
OTM 214 OFFICE PRACTICE II     4 OTM
OTM 213 DESKTOP PUBLISHING     5 OTM
ACC 111 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING     4 AC
OTM 212 KEYBOARDING III     4 OTM
OTM 231 OTM INVESTIGATION     1 OTM
EED 216 PRACTICE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP     2 EC
  TOTAL     28  

ND SEMESTER 4

Course Code Course Title T P CU Service Dept.
GNS 202 COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH II     2 GS
OTM 222 RECORDS MANAGEMENT     2 OTM
BAM 114 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I     3 GS
OTM 223 WEB PAGE DESIGN     5 OTM
OTM 221 PEOPLE COMMUNICATION SKILLS     4 OTM
OTM 225 PROJECT     4 OTM
OTM 229 PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE OF MEETINGS     3 OTM
***** GENERAL BIOLOGY/CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS     2 ST
  TOTAL     28  

HND CURRICULUM TABLE

HND SEMESTER 1

Course Code Course Title T P CU Service Dept.
OTM 311 SHORTHAND IV     4 OTM
OTM 313 ICT OFFICE APPLICATION I     6 OTM
OTM 314 OFFICE ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT I     4 OTM
GNS 301/ OTM 315 BUSINESS COMM. I/COMM. IN ENGLISH     2 GS
GNS 411/ OTM 216 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY     3 GS
BAM 214 BUSINESS LAW     3 GS
EED 316 ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION     4 OTM
  TOTAL     26  

HND SEMESTER 2

Course Code Course Title T P CU Service Dept.
GNS 302 USE OF ENGLISH     2 OTM
OTM 323 ICT OFFICE APPLICATION II     6 GS
OTM 324 OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT II     4 OTM
OTM 325 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY     4 OTM
OTM 322 PROFESSIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT     4 OTM
BAM 324 HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT     4 BAM
BAM 427 NIGERIAN LABOUR LAW     2 OTM
  TOTAL     26  

HND SEMESTER 3

Course Code Course Title T P CU Service Dept.
OTM 411 ADVANCED TRANSCRIPTION     4 GS
GNS 402 LITERARY APPRE. & ORAL COMPOSITION     2 OTM
OTM 413 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS     4 OTM
OTM 414 ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS     4 OTM
OTM 415 ADVANCED DESKTOP PUBLISHING     6 OTM
BAM 224 ELEMENTS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MGT.     3 BAM
OTM 412 BUSINESS COMM. II     4 OTM
  TOTAL     27  

HND SEMESTER 4

Course Code Course Title T P CU Service Dept.
OTM 423 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS     4 OTM
OTM 424 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS & SOC. RESP.     3 GS
EED 426/ BAM 413 ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION     3 EC
OTM 425 ADVANCED WEB PAGE DESIGN     6 OTM
OTM 427 SECRETARIAL PRAC. & PROCEDURE     2 OTM
OTM 422 PROJECT     6 OTM
GNS 401 COMM. IN ENGLISH IV     2 GS
BAM 427 NIGERIA LABOUR LAW     3 GS
  TOTAL     29