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Office Administration

Curriculum Description

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.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25370
NC CIP: 52.0204
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
OST 130 Comprehensive Keyboarding 2 2 0 3
OST 137 Office Software Applicat 2 2 0 3
___ ___ English Option 3 0 0 3
   
    12 6 0 15

Spring Semester
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 181 Intro to Office Systems 2 2 0 3
   
    11 8 0 15

Summer Term
OST 162 Executive Terminology 3 0 0 3
OST 184 Records Management 2 2 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3 0 0 3
   
    8 2 0 9

Fall Semester
ACC 111 Financial Accounting 3 0 0 3
COE 110 World of Work 1 0 0 1
OST 140 Internet Comm/Research 1 2 0 2
OST 165 Adv Text Editing Apps 2 2 0 3
___ ___ OA Elective 1 ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    9 6 0 15

Spring Semester
OST 135 Adv Text Entry & Format 3 2 0 4
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
___ ___ OA Elective 2 ** ** ** 1
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 0 3
   
    6 2 0 11

Total Credit Hours: 65

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Several OA courses are sequential or are offered only once a year. Students should consult their academic advisor to create a course plan if they enter the program in the spring or summer, require any developmental courses, or are not able to follow the plan above.

English – Select one: COM 110, COM 120, COM 231, or ENG 115

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 211 or REL 212

OA Elective 1 – Select 3 credit hours: ACC 121, BUS 115, BUS 151, BUS 153, BUS 230, DBA 112, MKT 223, OST 141, or OST 149

OA Elective 2 – Select 1 credit hour: ACC 150, BUS 110, BUS 125, BUS 137, BUS 225, BUS 240, COE 111, CTS 240, or OST 142

Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective – Select one: PSY 118, PSY 150, SOC 225, ECO 251 or GEO 112

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.