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2015-16 College Catalog

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Office Technology - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

Application Code 191

For curriculum information, contact the Business and Computer Systems Division—Room DH-239—443-518-1520.

There is a constant demand for well‑trained office personnel. This curriculum offers a variety of specializations—office management/supervision, office assistant, and legal office assistant. The office management/supervision courses provide the educational background necessary for a person to advance to a supervisory position. The office assistant courses provide comprehensive preparation for positions in corporate and government offices. The legal office assistant courses include legal document preparation, legal terminology, communications, and word processing.

General Education Core

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-126Introduction to the Internet

1

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACCT-111Principles of Accounting I

3

BMGT-100Introduction to Business and Organization

3

BMGT-175Business Communications

3

CMSY-101Beginning Spreadsheets

1

CMSY-102Beginning Word Processing

1

CMSY-103Beginning Databases

1

CMSY-104Advanced Word Processing

1

CMSY-116PowerPoint

1

CMSY-117Advanced Spreadsheets

1

CMSY-118Advanced Databases

1

CMSY-123Microsoft® Office Publisher

1

CMSY-127Microsoft® Outlook

1

CMSY-132Introduction to Windows

1

CMSY-136Integrated Software Applications

1

OFFI-177Grammar for Your Job

2

OFFI-275Office Simulation

3

-Additional Courses in Major*

15

*Students will choose 15 credits from the courses listed below according to their specific career plans. The courses are grouped into three specific interest areas, but students are free to select 15 credits from any area.

Office Management/Supervision

Course NumberTitleCredits
BMGT-134Coaching As a Tool for an Effective Leader

3

BMGT-141Supervisory Development

3

BMGT-145Principles of Management

3

BMGT-240Human Resource Management

3

-Business Electives

3

Office Assistant

Course NumberTitleCredits
CRES-155Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art

3

OFFI-102Editing Skills

3

OFFI-201Office Technology Work Experience

4

OFFI-279Keyboarding

1

-Business Electives

4

Legal Office Assistant

Course NumberTitleCredits
BMGT-151Business Law I

3

CRES-155Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art

3

OFFI-102Editing Skills

3

OFFI-279Keyboarding

1

OFFI-281Legal Document Preparation

2

OFFI-283Legal Transcription and Terminology

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

1. Demonstrate competency in reading, writing, and oral communications skills which include competency editing business documents.

2. Demonstrate competency in the use of advanced features of word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and email and calendar management software, which includes integration of the software.

3. Demonstrate competency in using the internet for research and basic webpage design.

4. Perform competently in an independent work environment which includes setting goals and prioritizing tasks.

5. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.