A.S. Degree, Administrative Office Management

Administrative Office Management Associate in Science
Type: AS
Major Code : OSTMS-AS
CIP: 1552020401
Educational Plan: OSTMS-AS

Program Description

Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Administrative Office Management prepares students for careers as office managers, administrative assistants and virtual aides. Students learn to work efficiently and effectively by mastering office management techniques and computer applications. Office procedures, corporate culture, etiquette, ethics, team dynamics, leadership skills, time management, records management, business communication, customer support, accounting and technology proficiencies are also emphasized.

Students who successfully complete this degree program, including the 9 credit hours of electives in insurance, are prepared for entry into the industry as a Customer Service Agent or an Account Manager for an independent insurance agency.

Profession

Administrative and office management professionals are often the lifeline of an organization. Utilizing detailed organizational skills, they support all levels of a company by scheduling meetings; making travel arrangements; researching, preparing and distributing reports and managing sensitive information related to budgets, personnel and corporate communications.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are employed as:

  • Administrative Assistants
  • Executive Assistants
  • Office Managers
  • Office Supervisors
  • Virtual Office Coordinators

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Job Outlook

Employment in this field is expected to grow by 12 percent (about as fast as average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).

College Credit Certificates

Students pursuing this degree also may obtain the following college credit certificates:

  • Accounting Applications Technical Certificate
  • Accounting Operations Technical Certificate
  • Accounting Specialist Technical Certificate
  • Office Management Technical Certificate
  • Office Specialist Technical Certificate
  • Office Support Technical Certificate

Program Note

Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field and/or transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to a college or university should consult with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all entry requirements for the baccalaureate program of their choice.

Certifications

Graduates of this program are qualified to earn the following industry certifications:

  • Certification for Legal Professionals, (Accredited Legal Secretary—ALS), The Association for Legal Professionals, (TAFLP001)
  • Certified Administrative Professional (CAP), International Association of Administrative Professionals, (AOAP001)
  • Certified Professional Secretary, International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
  • Microsoft Office Master, Microsoft Corp., (MICRO017)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle Certification (3 out of 5—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, or Outlook), Microsoft Corp., (MICRO069)

Additional industry certifications may be available for college credit certificate programs.

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Available Courses
Required Courses
36
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.
This is an introductory course in computer applications that focuses on the effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software programs. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and learn skills that have practical applications in real world business situations. This course utilizes lectures and hands-on computer exercises. Lab fee required.
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.
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 is a continuation of OST 1100C. 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.
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.
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.
This course provides the student with the experience of performing tasks assigned to an administrative assistant in a business setting. As an administrative assistant, the student will assist with correspondence, meetings, client presentations, travel arrangements and office organization. The student will demonstrate skills in problem-solving, decision-making and critical thinking.
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.
Basic keyboarding skills are required in this course. Students will learn to process, edit and format text and paragraphs, 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.
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.
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.
Elective Courses
9

Choose 9 credits from the following list:

9
In this course, students will learn to use Quickbooks, 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.
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.
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, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis.
This course is a study of law as it relates to the sources of law, courts and court procedures, torts, crimes and contracts.
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.
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.
This course is a continuation of OST 2713C Microsoft Word I. Students will learn to create, edit and format text and paragraphs, use footers, headers, sections, styles, templates, writing tools and print and manage files. In addition, students will learn to use advanced formatting to merge documents, create and format tables, work with graphics, format macros and work with shared documents.
This business-oriented Internet research class provides research strategies and specific search tools to find relevant and reliable information in the most effective and efficient manner from among the enormous amount of data that resides on the World Wide Web. The course addresses basic searches, selecting the right keywords, phrase searching, Boolean operators, filters, advanced search operators, evaluative criteria to determine the reliability of sites, meta-search engines, subject guides, specialty information and social media platforms. Hands-on activities allow students to utilize research strategies and search tools.
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 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.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
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.
This course is an introduction to the principles, practices and economics of insurance. Topics include fire, life and casualty contracts and various types of business and contingency risks.
This course includes methods of analysis in handling personal risk exposures, including insurance coverage alternatives. Integration of life, health and accident, property and liability, profit-sharing and private and governmental insurance and pension programs are also included.
This course provides an overview of personal and business property risks and coverages which may be used in dealing with these risks, including the underwriting, marketing and social problems associated with these coverages. Additional topics include commercial and residential fire insurance, inland marine and transportation coverages and multi-peril contracts.
General Education Courses
15
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. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Communications requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
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
Credits

Mathematics or Science General Education Course (MAC 1105 is recommended for students wishing to pursue the B.S. in Business & Information Management)

Social Science General Education course

3
Credits
Total Credits:
60
Note:

Completion of the Seminole State College Associate Degree, including the 9 credit hours of insurance instruction listed, meet the minimum statutory requirements for the Department of Financial Services to waive the examinations for four license types (three licenses). Required electives are RMI 2662 Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, RMI 2110 Personal Insurance Planning, and RMI 2212 Personal and Business Property insurance. The licenses students will qualify for are the 4-40 Customer Service Representative License, the 20-44 Personal Lines Agent License, and the 2-15 Health & Life Agent (Including Annuities & Variable Contracts) License. In order to qualify for the exemption, a student must complete the 3 RMI courses listed along with any other requirements necessary to be awarded a degree. The three RMI courses must be completed as part of an awarded degree. Note: Students are encouraged to review the State of Florida rules pertaining to insurance licensing prior to enrolling in any RMI courses.

Note:

If you choose a Science General Education course, due to state law, you must also complete any college developmental mathematics course(s) if you are non-exempt and if any were required by your entry-level test scores, before you can be awarded an associate degree.

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.

Note:

Mathematics General Education course MAC 1105 is recommended for students pursuing the B.S. in Business & Information Management (BIM) degree.

Note:

Students with a baccalaureate degree or an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have met general education requirements for this degree program.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

Contact

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Fax: 407.708.2350
Office: J-011B S/LM