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Office Administration – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A25370

The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as administrative office personnel who use skills in the areas of office management, office finance, legal office, virtual office, customer service, and office software.

Course work includes computer applications, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office tasks and procedures, records management, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of office positions in business, government, and industry. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams.

This program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.

To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester-1st Year
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
BUS 121 Business Math 2 2 0 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
OST 131 Keyboarding 1 2 0 2
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2 2 0 3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 13 10 0 18
Spring Semester-1st Year
BUS 260 Business Communications 3 0 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
OST 184 Records Management 2 2 0 3
_____ Business Technology Elective 1-3 0-3 0 2-3
(Choose from list below)
Total Hours Per Week 13-15 6-9 0 17-18
Fall Semester-2nd Year
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Acct 3 2 0 4
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
OST 233 Office Publications Design 2 2 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3 0 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 0 3
–OR–
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 12 9 0 16
Spring Semester-2nd Year
ACC 150 Accounting Software Appl 1 3 0 2
CSV 110 Intro to Customer Service 3 0 0 3
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
OST 289 Office Admin Capstone 2 2 0 3
_____ Humanities/Fine Arts Elect 3 0 0 3
(Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, or PHI 240)
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 12 5 10 15
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 15
MAJOR COURSES 50-51
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 66-67

Specific courses within the above categories may be identified by your advisor or by the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services. Expected program competencies are maintained by the lead instructor for this program, while course competencies are maintained by the respective instructors of specific courses.

NOTE: The above curriculum outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of course offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration.

Office Administration Business Technology Elective Courses

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
ACC 131 Federal Income Taxes 2 2 0 3
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
BUS 115 Business Law I 3 0 0 3
BUS 135 Principles of Supervision 3 0 0 3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
DBA 112 Database Utilization 2 2 0 3
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3 0 0 3
OST 122 Office Computations 2 2 0 3
OST 132 Keyboard Skillbuilding 1 2 0 2
OST 135 Adv Tex Entry & Format 2 2 0 3
OST 137 Office Applicationa I 2 2 0 3
OST 140 Internet Comm/Research 1 2 0 2
OST 141 Med Office Terms I 3 0 0 3
OST 142 Med Office Terms II 3 0 0 3
OST 148 Med Ins & Billing 3 0 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
OST 153 Office Finance Solutions 2 2 0 3
OST 165 Adv Office Editing 2 2 0 3
OST 223 Admin Office Transcript I 2 2 0 3
OST 236 Adv Word Processing 2 2 0 3
OST 241 Med Ofc Transcription I 2 2 0 2
OST 242 Med Ofc Transcription II 1 2 0 2
OST 243 Med Office Simulation 2 2 0 3
OST 244 Med Document Processing 2 2 0 3
OST 247 Procedure Coding 2 2 0 3
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 2 2 0 3
OST 281 Emerg Issues in Med Ofc 3 0 0 3
OST 285 Adv Emerg Issu in Med Ofc 3 0 0 3
OST 288 Medical Office Admin Capstone 2 2 0 3