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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 diploma 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. (CTE-Y D25370P1)

Diploma

D25370 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

Total Credit Hours: 38

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

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

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

D25370 REVISED