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2016-2017 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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

CMSY-102Beginning Word Processing

1

CMSY-116PowerPoint

1

CMSY-126Introduction to the Internet

1

CMSY-132Introduction to Windows

1

OFFI-177Grammar for Your Job

2

-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Elective*

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-101Beginning Spreadsheets

1

CMSY-104Advanced Word Processing

1

CMSY-123Microsoft® Office Publisher

1

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3

-Mathematics Core Course

3

-Electives*

6

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACCT-111Principles of Accounting I

3

BMGT-100Introduction to Business and Organization

3

CMSY-103Beginning Databases

1

CMSY-117Advanced Spreadsheets

1

CMSY-127Microsoft® Outlook

1

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
BMGT-175Business Communications

3

CMSY-118Advanced Databases

1

CMSY-136Integrated Software Applications

1

OFFI-275Office Simulation

3

-Electives*

6

*Electives - Select from the courses below:

Courses are grouped into three areas, but students are free to select courses from any area.

Office Management/Supervision

Course NumberTitleCredits
BMGT-134Coaching As a Tool for Effective Leadership

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. 1. Demonstrate competency in reading, writing, and oral communications skills which include competency editing business documents.
  2. 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. 3. Demonstrate competency in using the internet for research and basic webpage design.
  4. 4. Perform competently in an independent work environment which includes setting goals and prioritizing tasks.
  5. 5. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.