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Office Administration - Application Specialist

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 certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Certificate NEW

NC CIP: 52.0204
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2015

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 2 2 0 3
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
OST 137 Office Software Applicat 2 2 0 3

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
DBA 112 Database Utilization 2 2 0 3
WBL 110 World of Work 1 0 0 1

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 7

Total Credit Hours: 16


  • : 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

2015FA - New Certificate