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Office Administration – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A25370

The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers. It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace.

Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics. Emphasis is placed on non- technical as well as technical skills.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions in business, government, and industry. Job classifications range from entry-level to supervisor to middle management.

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 153 Office Finance Solutions 1 2 0 2
_____ Business Technology Elective 1-3 0-2 0 3
(Choose from list on pgs. 163-164)
Total Hours Per Week 10-12 10-12 0 17
Spring Semester-1st Year
BUS 260 Business Communications 3 0 0 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2 2 0 3
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3 0 0 3
OST 184 Records Management 2 2 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 14 8 0 18
Fall Semester-2nd Year
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Acct 3 2 0 4
OST 223 Administrative Office Transcript I 2 2 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3 0 0 3
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
–OR–
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
_____ Business Technology Elective 1-3 0-2 0 3
(Choose from list on pgs. 163-164)
Total Hours Per Week 14-16 6-8 0 19
Spring Semester-2nd Year
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
OST 233 Office Publications Design 2 2 0 3
OST 289 Administrative Office Mgt 2 2 0 3
_____ Business Technology Elective 1-3 0-2 0 3
(Choose from list on pgs. 163-164)
_____ Humanities/Fine Arts Elect 3 0 0 3
(Select one: HUM 115, ENG 125, or PHI 240)
_____ Social/Behav Sciences Elective 3 0 0 3
(Select one: ECO 251, POL 110, or PSY 150)
Total Hours Per Week 11-13 4-6 10 16
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 15
MAJOR COURSES 54
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 70

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.