Administrative Office Support

Associate in Technical Arts

Graduates of this program may seek employment in public or private industry as administrative assistants, secretaries, executive secretaries, or office managers. They may plan to transfer to a four-year college or university with an Upside Down Degree Program, or elect to complete the Associate in Arts Transfer Curriculum.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Effectively use a variety of software to accomplish office tasks.
  2. Apply mathematics concepts to typical business situations.
  3. Effectively communicate orally and in writing in the context of common business practices.
  4. Design, maintain, and evaluate office systems (paper flow, mail procedures, records management, etc.).
  5. Work as a team member in an office environment to accomplish the goals of the organization.
  6. Define, explain, correctly spell, and effectively use business terminology.
  7. Effectively apply components of the accounting equation to typical business transactions.
Advisor Office Phone
Bermea, Nancy Business 213360.475.7838
Hudson, Tia Business 114360.475.7384
Salas, Joanne Business 109360.475.7372

Required CoursesCredits
BMGMT140Business and Personal Mathematics*5

Choose two of the following three courses to achieve minimum proficiency requirement of 55 wam (voice recognition may be substituted with instructor permission):
BSTEC110Beginning Keyboarding3 
BSTEC111Intermediate Keyboarding*3 
BSTEC112Advanced Keyboarding*36
BSTEC123MS Word Specialist*4
BSTEC124MS Excel Specialist*4
BSTEC130Practical Accounting5
BSTEC150Business English*5
BSTEC160General Office Procedures*4
BSTEC250Business Correspondence*5
BSTEC255Records and Database Management*5
BSTEC257Advanced Office Applications*4
BSTEC260Administrative Office Management*5
CIS154Access for Professionals*4
ENGL&101English Composition I*5
OLRM220Human Relations in the Workplace3

Choose one of the following three courses:
CMST&210Interpersonal Communication*5 
CMST&220Public Speaking5 
CMST242Career Communications55

Successful completion of additional courses from Business Technology discipline as listed below, or Cooperative Education (internships)

(BSTEC 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 125, 126, 127, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 141, 142, 155, 175, 223, 229, 231, 239, 240, 254, 270, 271, 275, 280, 285)
Total Credits Required91

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog