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Office Administration

Curriculum Description

The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as administrative office personnel who use skills in the areas of office management, office finance, legal office, virtual office, customer service, and office software.

Course work includes computer applications, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office tasks and procedures, records management, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of office positions in business, government, and industry. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams.

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

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NC CIP: 52.0204
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2018

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 130 Comprehensive Keyboarding Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 181 Office Procedures Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 184 Records Management Requisite 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
OST 137 Office Applications I Requisite 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 110
OR
Freshman Composition Requisite 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

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

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MKT 223 Customer Service Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 136 Word Processing Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 138 Office Applications II Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 140 Internet Comm/Research Requisite 1 2 0 2
OST 164 Office Editing Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 122 Office Computations 2 2 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development Requisite 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 110
OR
Introduction to Communication Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
COM 120
OR
Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
COM 231 Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
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
OST 145 Social Media for Office Prof Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 159 Office Ethics 3 0 0 3
OST 165 Adv Office Editing Requisite 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy NEW VERSION 2018FA Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy NEW VERSION 2018FA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 238 Office Applications III Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 289 Office Admin Capstone Requisite 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 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
WBL 110
OR
World of Work 1 0 0 1
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I (0) (0) (10) (1)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Total Credit Hours: 66

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.

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 115, MUS 110, PHI 230, PHI 240

Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective – Select one: ECO 151, ECO 251, ECO 252, POL 120, PSY 118, PSY 150, or SOC 210

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

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