This program prepares students for employment in a business office. First-time job seekers and experienced employees in office administration positions utilize this program to advance as office managers, administrative assistants or executive administrative assistants. Students gain a comprehensive knowledge of the computer software applications used in office settings, complemented by education in administrative management, human resources, business communication and accounting operations. Students master the modern skills that are needed to function effectively in today's complex business environment.
Students may complete the following college credit certificates as part of the Administrative Office Management degree:
This course focuses on the concepts and operation of the main components of word processor, electronic spreadsheet, database management and presentation software programs. Students will gain fundamental knowledge of a major software suite and learn skills that have practical applications in real world situations. Lab fee required.
|OST1100C||Microcomputer Keyboarding I|
Students in this course will master the keyboard by touch. Business letters, reports, envelopes, labels and memos are taught using Microsoft Word. This course is for students with little or no keyboarding experience.
This course develops effective oral and written business communication skills to create successful human relations. Communication skills are taught in the four language areas: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Studies include grammar, proofreading, editing and business communication composition.
|OST2402C||Administrative Office Procedures|
This course is a capstone course where students apply skills and knowledge in an administrative assistant position. Problem-solving, initiative and creativity are applied in a simulated office situation using a networked, computerized system.
|OST2501||Administrative Office Management|
This course is a study of the current management principles, concepts, organizational trends, technology and human relations as related to the responsibilities of the administrative office manager. Simulations, case studies and projects are used to develop decision-making and supervisory skills necessary for office organization and administration.
|OST2713C||Microsoft Word I|
Basic keyboarding skills are required in this course. Students will learn to process, edit and format text and paragraphs; to use headers, footers, sections, styles, templates and writing tools and print and manage files. In addition, students will learn to use advanced formatting features, graphics, mail merge and tables.
|APA1111C||Office Accounting I|
This course provides instruction and practice in the fundamentals of accounting. Selected topics include accounts payable and receivable, cash control systems, worksheets, financial statements, adjusting and closing entries, purchases and cash payments, sales and cash receipts and payroll. This course may be used to provide a foundation for Financial Accounting. Activities are recorded manually and in an accounting software program. Lab fee required.
|OST1355C||Records Management and Legal Implications|
This course is a study of the principles of effective management for paper-based, electronic and image records systems. Emphasis is placed on the systematic control of the life cycle of all records. Students will learn the basic legal background requirements for the release, retention and storing of records and laws regulating the management of such records. Principles of cost, efficiency and performance are covered as related to the management of all records. Students will also learn how to manage files on their electronic storage device. Career opportunities in records management are included.
|OST2717C||Microsoft Word II|
This course is designed for Word users who are comfortable with the basics of creating, saving and printing basic Word documents including letters, memos, and reports. The student will further develop the skills necessary to prepare complex documents utilizing a variety of styles and techniques.
|OST2794||Internet Research for Business|
This course is a business-oriented Internet class which covers all of the major access routes for using resources on the Internet including e-mail, Telnet, e-mail groups, discussion and the World Wide Web. Also covered will be the legal, ethical and social issues involving the use of the Internet and Internet files. The class will focus on finding and using the business resources available on the Internet. Web page authoring software will be introduced. Students will gain experience building and modifying websites. All class work will be done through the Internet.
This course is designed to teach the concepts, terminology and principles of digital publishing using Microsoft Publisher. Students will develop the skills necessary to create flyers, newsletters, brochures, information sets, business cards, business forms and tables and a website.
Students will learn to plan, create, modify and deliver a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Students will enhance presentations using animation, sound and graphics. They will prepare notes and handouts and save presentations in multiple formats.
Students will learn a relational database management system to create and modify tables, queries, forms and reports. Additional topics will include subforms, crosstab queries, PivotTables, PivotCharts and dynamic web pages. Students will also learn how to import and export data with other software programs. Emphasis is placed on the management of electronic files. Lab fee required.
The purpose of this course is to provide students hands-on training using Excel for business, professional and personal use. The student will gain an in-depth understanding of a spreadsheet program. The student will create, edit and format spreadsheets and graphs, work with formulas and functions, sort, filter and subtotal data lists and create and edit macros.
|Choose six credits from the following list:|
|ACG2021||Principles of Financial Accounting|
This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of financial accounting. Topics include the accounting cycle, analysis of financial statement transactions, financial statement preparation, accounting for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues and expenses. Accounting for entities including partnerships and corporations is introduced.
|ACG2071||Principles of Managerial Accounting|
This course introduces the student to the use of accounting information by managers. Topics include the use of accounting information for planning and control, capital investment, performance evaluation, decision-making, the statement of cash flows and financial statement analysis.
|APA1112C||Office Accounting II Using QuickBooks Pro|
In this course students will learn to use Quickbooks Pro, a computerized accounting software program. Selected topics include setting up a company, setting up and modifying a chart of accounts, tracking invoices and customer payments, entering and paying bills, tracking inventory, using banking features and preparing financial reports. Lab fee required.
|BUL2241||Business Law I|
This course is a study of law as it relates to the sources of law, courts and court procedures, torts, crimes and contracts.
|GEB1011||Introduction to Business|
This course is designed to provide an overview of the business environment. The business disciplines discussed include management, international business, marketing, finance, economics, accounting and business law. This course provides useful information for business majors and any others involved in owning or operating businesses. This course is also recommended for students expecting to take ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting.
This course provides business and non-business majors with the skills necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur. The fundamentals of starting and operating a business, developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing a product or service and developing an effective accounting system will be covered.
|MAN2300||Human Resources Management|
The purpose of this course is to explore the theories and practices relating to the management of human resources (HR). The role of the human resources department will be discussed regarding its role in the corporate organization as well as meeting personnel corporate goals and objectives. The course will also explore HR's relationship with functional departments, departmental supervisors, as well as middle and executive management. The principles of job analysis, job description, job skills, recruitment and selection techniques, motivation and performance evaluation will be explored in depth.
|OST1108C||Building Typing Speed|
This course is a continuation of OST 1100C, Microcomputer Keyboarding I. This course is an individualized approach to increasing speed and accuracy using keyboarding skills for personal and professional use. Emphasis is placed upon developing correct keyboarding techniques. Exercises are interfaced with Microsoft Word to prepare the student for work in an office as well as for personal use. Business and personal letters, tables, resumes and reports are covered.
|OST2930||Selected Studies in Office Administration|
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
|OST2949||Cooperative Education Internship in Office Systems|
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to enable students to use mathematics to solve real-world business problems. Areas covered include checking accounts, using equations to solve business problems, calculating trade discounts, markup and markdown, payroll and computing interest for notes.
|General Education Courses|
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher.
|SPC1608||Introduction to Oral Communication|
The purpose of this course is to improve the basic skills of speaking and listening. Class exercises emphasize preparing and delivering public speeches, speaking with clarity and variety and listening with literal and critical comprehension.
|Humanities General Education course||3|
|Mathematics or Science General Education course||3|
|Note: If you choose a Science General Education course, due to state law, you must also complete any college preparatory mathematics course(s), if any were required by your entry-level test scores, before you can be awarded an associate degree.|
|Social Science General Education course||3|
|Note: Students must also fulfill the state's modern language requirement: two years of the same high school modern language or two semesters of the same college-level modern language.|
|Note: Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice. |