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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.
(CTE-Y D25370P1)

Diploma

D25370
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
Select one:
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English Option 3 0 0 3
  OR        
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Social/Behavioral Science Elective (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

Total Credit Hours: 39

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. All courses in this diploma apply toward the Office Administration A.A.S. degree.

English or Social/Behavioral Science Elective – Select one: COM 110, COM 120, COM 231, ENG 115, PSY 118, PSY 150, SOC 225, ECO 251 or GEO 112

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