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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Office Administration, AAB

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A management team is complete only with a qualified administrative staff. The office administrative services technology develops well-trained graduates for positions in business and in governmental agencies as principal assistants to the managers and administrators of industrial corporations, financial institutions, colleges and schools, hospitals, clinics, law firms, governmental agencies and small businesses. Graduates’ skills include records management, keyboarding on computers, operating word processing software programs on the PC, accounting and the composition of business letters and reports. They also prioritize work, process mail, arrange business trips, make appointments, answer the telephone, operate photocopy machines and assist in routine office duties. They may supervise other office employees.

Career Outlook

This occupation is one of the largest in the United States. Employment opportunities should be very good, especially for those who have obtained excellent communication skills. Although many of the tasks that secretaries and administrators perform have become automated, it will be those tasks which require personal contact and communication which will continue to play a key role in the office activities of most organizations. Those duties include planning conferences, receiving clients and giving staff instructions.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Exhibit proficient keyboarding skills.
  2. Create documents using language arts skills such as proofreading, grammar, and punctuation.
  3. Develop and formulate documents using computer software skills.
  4. Develop time management and organizational skills.
  5. Create financial statements, reports, and schedules.
  6. Apply mathematical operations to realistic business problems.

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 18

Third Semester

Total Credits: 13-14

Total Credits: 16

Total Program Credit Hours 61-62

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for Natural Science, Humanities and Social Behavioral Science Electives.

* CIS 090 - Introduction to Computers  and OAS 090 - Keyboarding Basics  are prerequisites to CIS 104 , CIS 112 , CIS 113 , CIS 117 , CIS 118 , CIS 119 , OAS 101  and/or OAS 104. A placement test is available for CIS 090  & OAS 090 . See the Admissions Office.

+ Students must attain a 2.00 grade point average in these technical courses to graduate.

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