2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Office Administration (AAS) 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.

Technology changes at a rapid pace. For this reason, all students who wish to earn the Office Administration degree must apply and be accepted into the current degree program. Upon acceptance, any previously earned, comparable College-level computer course work will be evaluated for transfer credit. The evaluation will compare previous course content with current technology requirements. Therefore, credit will not automatically be extended course for course.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACC 115College Accounting
3
2

4

or

ACC 120Prin of Financial Acct
3
2

4

 

CTS 130Spreadsheet
2
2

3

OST 122Office Computations
1
2

2

OST 130Comprehensive Keyboarding
2
2

3

OST 132Keyboard Skill Building
1
2

2

OST 134Text Entry & Formatting
2
2

3

OST 135Adv Text Entry & Format
3
2

4

OST 136Word Processing
2
2

3

OST 164Text Editing Applications
3
0

3

OST 184Records Management
2
2

3

OST 223Admin Office Transcription I
2
2

3

OST 233Office Publications Design
2
2

3

OST 236Adv Word/Information Proc
2
2

3

OST 286Professional Development
3
0

3

OST 289Administrative Office Mgt
2
2

3

Computer Applications: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CIS 110Introduction to Computers
2
2

3

OST 137Office Software Applicat
2
2

3

Major Electives: Select 5-6 hours

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BUS 110Introduction to Business
3
0

3

BUS 253Leadership & Mgmt Skills
3
0

3

DBA 110Database Concepts
2
3

3

OST 181Intro to Office Systems
2
2

3

WBL 111Work-Based Learning I
0
10

1

WBL 112Work-Based Learning I
0
20

2

Total Major Hours: 53-54

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

or

COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

 

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

ART 114Art History Survey I
3
0

3

ART 115Art History Survey II
3
0

3

DRA 111Theatre Appreciation
3
0

3

ENG 231American Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 232American Literature II
3
0

3

ENG 241British Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 242British Literature II
3
0

3

ENG 261World Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 262World Literature II
3
0

3

ENG 273African-American Literature
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 170The Holocaust
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

REL 110World Religions
3
0

3

REL 211Intro to Old Testament
3
0

3

REL 212Intro to New Testament
3
0

3

REL 221Religion in America
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

or

MAT 171Precalculus Algebra
3
2

4

Total General Education Hours: 19-20

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 72–74

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

OST 130Comprehensive Keyboarding
2
2

3

OST 164Text Editing Applications
3
0

3

OST 184Records Management
2
2

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
16
6
19

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

or

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

 

OST 122Office Computations
1
2

2

OST 132Keyboard Skill Building
1
2

2

OST 134Text Entry & Formatting
2
2

3

Computer Applications Course*
2
2

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2-3
2

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
11-12
10
16-17

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACC 115College Accounting
3
2

4

or

ACC 120Prin of Financial Acct
3
2

4

 

CTS 130Spreadsheet
2
2

3

OST 135Adv Text Entry & Format
3
2

4

OST 136Word Processing
2
2

3

OST 223Admin Office Transcription I
2
2

3

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
15
10
20

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
OST 233Office Publications Design
2
2

3

OST 236Adv Word/Information Proc
2
2

3

OST 286Professional Development
3
0

3

OST 289Administrative Office Mgt
2
2

3

Major Electives*
0-3
0-20

5-6

Total Credit Hours:
9-12
6-26
17-18

* See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 72–74