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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 213 360.475.7838
Hudson, Tia Business 114 360.475.7384
Salas, Joanne Business 109 360.475.7372

Required Courses Credits
BMGMT 140 Business 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):
 
BSTEC 110 Beginning Keyboarding 3  
BSTEC 111 Intermediate Keyboarding* 3  
BSTEC 112 Advanced Keyboarding* 3 6
   
BSTEC 123 MS Word Specialist* 4
BSTEC 124 MS Excel Specialist* 4
BSTEC 130 Practical Accounting 5
BSTEC 150 Business English* 5
BSTEC 160 General Office Procedures* 4
BSTEC 250 Business Correspondence* 5
BSTEC 255 Records and Database Management* 5
BSTEC 257 Advanced Office Applications* 4
BSTEC 260 Administrative Office Management* 5
CIS 154 Access for Professionals* 4
ENGL& 101 English Composition I* 5
OLRM 220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3

Choose one of the following three courses:
 
CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication* 5  
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5  
CMST 242 Career Communications 5 5

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)
22
Total Credits Required 91

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2013-2014 Olympic College Catalog