Academics

2018/2019 Catalog > Computer Information Systems > Office Information Technology
Please select from the following degrees, which are available for this program of study:

Are you looking to improve your employability or interested in learning skills employers want? And, are you ready for a change? Do you like to supervise a variety of activities and make sure all parts fit together? Do you like to find answers and solve problems using computers?

Technology and the expanded roles of the office professional have led office information technologists to assume responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff. They plan and schedule meetings, conferences, and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; manage projects; conduct research; and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, web sites, and e-mail. They may also handle travel and guest arrangements. Many office information technologists now provide training and orientation for new staff, conduct research on the Internet, and operate and troubleshoot new office technologies, along with the core responsibilities of performing and coordinating an office's administrative activities.

  • Administrative Assistants
  • Executive Office Professionals
  • Human Resource Assistants
  • Human Resource Support Staff
  • Information Technology Assistants
  • Office Managers
  • Marketing Assistants
  • Public Relations Representatives
  • Front Desk Coordinators
  • Data Entry Specialists
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Software Support Specialists

National career and salary information

Full Time Faculty

Sheila Gionfriddo
sgionfriddo@luzerne.edu * 800-377-5222 x7549
Office: Bldg 7 - Business & Information Sciences Center Rm 701D

Shirley Yanovich
syanovich@luzerne.edu * 800-377-5222 x7586
Office: Bldg 7 - Business & Information Sciences Center Rm 701B

Adjunct Faculty

Joan Cunard
jcunard@luzerne.edu

The OIT Department is housed in the Business & Information Sciences Center Building. The Center consists of multiple computer labs and classrooms featuring the latest hardware and software using both PC and Apple platforms.

  • Job/Career Fair
    A great opportunity for our students to learn more about area businesses. It provides an opportunity for student to explore the major choice options. This event provides a way for students to engage with area business to discuss future career internships/job opportunities. Our alumni are invited to participate which gives students an opportunity to network and learn about the world of work.
  • Business Etiquette Luncheon
    The luncheon designed to inform students on how to dress and shake hands as well as eating and drinking at a luncheon. It will address small talk and conversation stoppers in additional to conversational zones.
  • Computer Club
    Our club works toward keeping students on top of the ever changing technology. It provides our students with the opportunity to learn more about the field of information technology and to network with people working in the IT field by gaining information through field trips and guest speakers, exploring job recruitment opportunities and practicing in social networking events.
  • Tech Tuesday
    Short presentations on technology topics. They are generally geared toward students interested in new technology.