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Office Administration – Diploma

Credential: Diploma
Code: D25370

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 a diploma. 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
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Acct 3 2 0 4
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 153 Office Finance Solutions 1 2 0 2
_____ Business Technology Elective 1-3 0-2 0 3
(Choose one from list Below)
Total Hours Per Week 12-14 10-12 0 19
Spring Semester
BUS 260 Business Communication 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
Summer Term
OST 289 Administrative Office Mgt 2 2 0 3
_____ Business Technology Elective 1-3 0-2 0 3
(Choose one from list below)
_____ Humanities/Fine Arts OR Social/Behav Sci. or Math Elective 2-3 0-2 0 3
(Choose one from list: PSY 150, ECO 251, POL 110, MAT 143, HUM 115, ENG 125, PHI 240)
Total Hours Per Week 5-8 2-6 0 9
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 6
MAJOR COURSES 39
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 46

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
ACC 150 Acct Software Appl 1 2 0 2
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
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3 0 0 3
OST 122 Office Computations 1 2 0 2
OST 132 Keyboard Skillbuilding 1 2 0 2
OST 135 Adv Tex Entry & Format 3 2 0 4
OST 137 Office Software Applicat 2 2 0 3
OST 140 Internet Comm/Research 1 2 0 2
OST 141 Med Terms I-Med Office 3 0 0 3
OST 142 Med Terms II-Med Office 3 0 0 3
OST 148 Med Coding, Billing, & Insu 3 0 0 3
OST 149 Med Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
OST 165 Adv Text Editing Apps 2 2 0 3
OST 236 Adv Word/Information Processing 2 2 0 3
OST 241 Med Ofc Transcription I 1 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 Production 1 2 0 2
OST 247 Procedure Coding 1 2 0 2
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 1 2 0 2
OST 281 Emerg Issues in Med Ofc 3 0 0 3
OST 285 Adv Emerg Issu in Med Ofc 3 0 0 3