2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Office Administration Diploma (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.

Technology changes at a rapid pace. For this reason, 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 120Prin of Financial Acct
3
2

4

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 136Word Processing
2
2

3

OST 137Office Software Applicat
2
2

3

OST 164Text Editing Applications
3
0

3

OST 181Intro to Office Systems
2
2

3

OST 184Records Management
2
2

3

OST 223Admin Office Transcription I
2
2

3

OST 286Professional Development
3
0

3

Total Major Hours: 35

General Education Courses

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

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

Total General Education Hours: 7

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 42

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Fall Semester

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

1

ACC 120Prin of Financial Acct
3
2

4

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

OST 130Comprehensive Keyboarding
2
2

3

OST 164Text Editing Applications
3
0

3

OST 184Records Management
2
2

3

OST 286Professional Development
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
18
10
23

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
OST 122Office Computations
1
2

2

OST 132Keyboard Skill Building
1
2

2

OST 134Text Entry & Formatting
2
2

3

OST 136Word Processing
2
2

3

OST 137Office Software Applicat
2
2

3

OST 181Intro to Office Systems
2
2

3

OST 223Admin Office Transcription I
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
12
14
19

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 42