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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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25370 REVISED
NC CIP: 52.0204
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2016

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 130 Comprehensive Keyboarding Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 181 Intro to Office Systems Requisite 2 2 0 3
___ ___ English Option 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers REVISED 2016FA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy Requisite 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CTS 130 Spreadsheet Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 136 Word Processing Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 137 Office Software Applicat Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 184 Records Management Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development Requisite 3 0 0 3
___ ___ OA Elective ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MKT 223 Customer Service Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 153 Office Finance Solutions Requisite 1 2 0 2
OST 165 Adv Text Editing Apps Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 284 Emerging Technologies Requisite 1 2 0 2
WBL 110 World of Work 1 0 0 1
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 135 Adv Text Entry & Format Requisite 3 2 0 4
OST 140 Internet Comm/Research Requisite 1 2 0 2
OST 289 Administrative Office Mgt Requisite 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 67

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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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 – Select 3 credit hours: BUS 110, BUS 125, BUS 137, BUS 153, BUS 253, DBA 112, OST 138, OST 188, WBL 111

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

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

A25370 REVISED