Office Administration

The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers. It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace.

Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated computer software, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics. Emphasis is placed on non-technical as well as technical skills.

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Title
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-136 Word Processing 4 3
OST-136   Word Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to introduce word processing concepts and applications. Topics include preparation of a variety of documents and mastery of specialized software functions. Upon completion, students should be able to work effectively in a computerized word processing environment.

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OST-162 Executive Terminology 3 3
OST-162   Executive Terminology PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to increase and improve proficiency in word usage. Topics include root words, prefixes, suffixes, homonyms, synonyms, and specialized vocabularies. Upon completion, students should be able to use acquired vocabulary skills in the global workplace.

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OST-181 Introduction to Office Systems 4 3
OST-181   Introduction to Office Systems PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the skills and abilities needed in today's office. Topics include effectively interacting with co-workers and the public, processing simple financial and informational documents, and performing functions typical of today's offices. Upon completion, students should be able to display skills and decision-making abilities essential for functioning in the total office context.

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OST-184 Records Management 4 3
OST-184   Records Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course includes the creation, maintenance, protection, security, and disposition of records stored in a variety of media forms. Topics include alphabetic, geographic, subject, and numeric filing methods. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and maintain a records management system.

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Math/Science Elective - 3
Semester Total 15 15
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ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 3
ENG-111   Writing and Inquiry PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-098

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

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OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 4 3
OST-134   Text Entry & Formatting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 131 or appropriate placement score

This course is designed to provide skills needed to increase speed, improve accuracy, and format documents. Topics include letters, memos, tables, and business reports. Upon completion, students should be able to produce documents and key timed writings at speeds commensurate with employability.

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OST-164 Text Editing Applications 3 3
OST-164   Text Editing Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a comprehensive study of editing skills needed in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, proofreading, and editing. Upon completion, students should be able to use reference materials to compose and edit text.

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OST-236 Advanced Word or Information Processing 4 3
OST-236   Advanced Word or Information Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 136

This course develops proficiency in the utilization of advanced word/information processing functions. Emphasis is placed on advanced word processing features. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a variety of complex business documents.

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 3
Semester Total 17 15
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OST-135 Advanced Text Entry & Formatting 5 4
OST-135   Advanced Text Entry & Formatting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take OST 134

This course is designed to incorporate computer application skills in the generation of office documents. Emphasis is placed on advanced document production. Upon completion, students should be able to make independent decisions regarding planning, style, and method of presentation.

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OST-165 Advanced Text Editing Applications 4 3
OST-165   Advanced Text Editing Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 164

This course is designed to develop proficiency in advanced editing skills needed in the office environment. Emphasis is placed on the application of creating effective electronic office documents. Upon completion, students should be able to apply advanced editing skills to compose text.

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Semester Total 9 7
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ACC-115 College Accounting 5 4
ACC-115   College Accounting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic accounting principles for a business. Topics include the complete accounting cycle with end-of-period statements, bank reconciliation, payrolls, and petty cash. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of accounting principles and apply those skills to a business organization.

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OST-137 Office Software Applications 4 3
OST-137   Office Software Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the concepts and functions of software that meets the changing needs of the community. Emphasis is placed on the terminology and use of software through a hands on approach. Upon completion, students should be able to use software in a business environment.

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OST-223 Administrative Office Transcription I 4 3
OST-223   Administrative Office Transcription I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take OST 134 or OST 136, and OST 164

This course provides experience in transcribing documents. Emphasis is placed on appropriate formatting, advanced text editing skills, and transcription techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to transcribe office documents.

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Major Elective - 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 3
Semester Total 16 16
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ENG-115 Oral Communication 3 3
ENG-115   Oral Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-096

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

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OST-132 Keyboard Skill Building 3 2
OST-132   Keyboard Skill Building PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take OST 131

This course is designed to increase speed and improve accuracy in keyboarding. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic tests to identify accuracy and speed deficiencies followed by corrective drills. Upon completion, students should be able to keyboard rhythmically with greater accuracy and speed.

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OST-138 Advanced Software Applications 4 3
OST-138   Advanced Software Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take OST 137 or CIS 110 or CIS 111

This course is designed to improve the proficiency in the utilization of software applications used in business offices through a hands-on approach. Emphasis is placed on in-depth usage of software to create a variety of documents applicable to current business environments. Upon completion, students should be able to master the skills required to design documents that can be customized using the latest software applications.

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OST-286 Professional Development 3 3
OST-286   Professional Development PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the personal competencies and qualities needed to project a professional image in the office. Topics include interpersonal skills, health lifestyles, appearance, attitude, personal and professional growth, multicultural awareness, and professional etiquette. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate these attributes in the classroom, office, and society.

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OST-289 Administrative Office Management 4 3
OST-289   Administrative Office Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 134 or OST 136, and OST 137 and OST 164

This course is designed to be a capstone course for the office professional and provides a working knowledge of modern office procedures. Emphasis is placed on scheduling, telephone procedures, travel arrangements, event planning, office design, and ergonomics. Upon completion, students should be able to adapt in an office environment.

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Semester Total 17 14
TOTAL CREDITS 67

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Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
ACC-115 College Accounting 5 4
ACC-115   College Accounting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic accounting principles for a business. Topics include the complete accounting cycle with end-of-period statements, bank reconciliation, payrolls, and petty cash. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of accounting principles and apply those skills to a business organization.

Register for this class
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 3
ENG-111   Writing and Inquiry PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-098

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

Register for this class
OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 4 3
OST-134   Text Entry & Formatting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 131 or appropriate placement score

This course is designed to provide skills needed to increase speed, improve accuracy, and format documents. Topics include letters, memos, tables, and business reports. Upon completion, students should be able to produce documents and key timed writings at speeds commensurate with employability.

Register for this class
OST-135 Advanced Text Entry & Formatting 5 4
OST-135   Advanced Text Entry & Formatting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take OST 134

This course is designed to incorporate computer application skills in the generation of office documents. Emphasis is placed on advanced document production. Upon completion, students should be able to make independent decisions regarding planning, style, and method of presentation.

Register for this class
OST-136 Word Processing 4 3
OST-136   Word Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to introduce word processing concepts and applications. Topics include preparation of a variety of documents and mastery of specialized software functions. Upon completion, students should be able to work effectively in a computerized word processing environment.

Register for this class
OST-137 Office Software Applications 4 3
OST-137   Office Software Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the concepts and functions of software that meets the changing needs of the community. Emphasis is placed on the terminology and use of software through a hands on approach. Upon completion, students should be able to use software in a business environment.

Register for this class
OST-164 Text Editing Applications 3 3
OST-164   Text Editing Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a comprehensive study of editing skills needed in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, proofreading, and editing. Upon completion, students should be able to use reference materials to compose and edit text.

Register for this class
OST-181 Introduction to Office Systems 4 3
OST-181   Introduction to Office Systems PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the skills and abilities needed in today's office. Topics include effectively interacting with co-workers and the public, processing simple financial and informational documents, and performing functions typical of today's offices. Upon completion, students should be able to display skills and decision-making abilities essential for functioning in the total office context.

Register for this class
OST-184 Records Management 4 3
OST-184   Records Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course includes the creation, maintenance, protection, security, and disposition of records stored in a variety of media forms. Topics include alphabetic, geographic, subject, and numeric filing methods. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and maintain a records management system.

Register for this class
OST-223 Administrative Office Transcription I 4 3
OST-223   Administrative Office Transcription I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take OST 134 or OST 136, and OST 164

This course provides experience in transcribing documents. Emphasis is placed on appropriate formatting, advanced text editing skills, and transcription techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to transcribe office documents.

Register for this class
OST-236 Advanced Word or Information Processing 4 3
OST-236   Advanced Word or Information Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 136

This course develops proficiency in the utilization of advanced word/information processing functions. Emphasis is placed on advanced word processing features. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a variety of complex business documents.

Register for this class
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 3
Semester Total 47 38

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Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-132 Keyboard Skill Building 3 2
OST-132   Keyboard Skill Building PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take OST 131

This course is designed to increase speed and improve accuracy in keyboarding. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic tests to identify accuracy and speed deficiencies followed by corrective drills. Upon completion, students should be able to keyboard rhythmically with greater accuracy and speed.

Register for this class
OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 4 3
OST-134   Text Entry & Formatting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 131 or appropriate placement score

This course is designed to provide skills needed to increase speed, improve accuracy, and format documents. Topics include letters, memos, tables, and business reports. Upon completion, students should be able to produce documents and key timed writings at speeds commensurate with employability.

Register for this class
OST-135 Advanced Text Entry & Formatting 5 4
OST-135   Advanced Text Entry & Formatting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take OST 134

This course is designed to incorporate computer application skills in the generation of office documents. Emphasis is placed on advanced document production. Upon completion, students should be able to make independent decisions regarding planning, style, and method of presentation.

Register for this class
OST-136 Word Processing 4 3
OST-136   Word Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to introduce word processing concepts and applications. Topics include preparation of a variety of documents and mastery of specialized software functions. Upon completion, students should be able to work effectively in a computerized word processing environment.

Register for this class
OST-137 Office Software Applications 4 3
OST-137   Office Software Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the concepts and functions of software that meets the changing needs of the community. Emphasis is placed on the terminology and use of software through a hands on approach. Upon completion, students should be able to use software in a business environment.

Register for this class
OST-236 Advanced Word or Information Processing 4 3
OST-236   Advanced Word or Information Processing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 136

This course develops proficiency in the utilization of advanced word/information processing functions. Emphasis is placed on advanced word processing features. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a variety of complex business documents.

Register for this class
Semester Total 24 18

Writing and Inquiry

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2017FA ENG-111-01X CLASS
Craven, Paul
M at 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM

W,F at 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM

B B310

MAIN 00237

2017FA ENG-111-02W CLASS
Sherbondy, Maureen
W,F at 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM

M at 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM

B B310

B B203

2017FA ENG-111-03W CLASS
Bostic, Inez
M,W at 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM

F at 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM

B B200

B B203

2017FA ENG-111-04W CLASS
Heckler, Sara
T at 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM

TH at 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM

B B310

MAIN 00240

2017FA ENG-111-05W CLASS
Sherbondy, Maureen
T at 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM

TH at 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM

B B202

B B310

2017FA ENG-111-06X CLASS
Craven, Paul
M at 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM

W,F at 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM

B B310

MAIN 00237

2017FA ENG-111-07W CLASS
Smith, Michael
W,F at 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM

M at 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM

B B310

MAIN 00240

2017FA ENG-111-08W CLASS
Bostic, Inez
M,W at 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM

F at 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM

B B200

B B203

2017FA ENG-111-09W CLASS
Heckler, Sara
T at 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

TH at 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

B B310

MAIN 00240

2017FA ENG-111-10W CLASS
Doi, Courtney
T at 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

TH at 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

MAIN 00240

B B310

2017FA ENG-111-11W CLASS
Smith, Michael
M at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

W,F at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

B B214

B B310

2017FA ENG-111-12W CLASS
Sherbondy, Maureen
W,F at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

M at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

MAIN 00240

B B203

2017FA ENG-111-13W CLASS
Bostic, Inez
M,W at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

F at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

B B200

MAIN 00368

2017FA ENG-111-14W CLASS
Smith, Michael
M at 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

W,F at 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

B B214

A A221

2017FA ENG-111-15W CLASS
Sherbondy, Maureen
M,W at 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

F at 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

B B310

MAIN 00240

2017FA ENG-111-16W CLASS
Holt, Melissa
M,W at 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

F at 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

B B200

B B310

2017FA ENG-111-17W CLASS
Doi, Courtney
T at 11:15 AM - 12:35 PM

TH at 11:15 AM - 12:35 PM

B B310

MAIN 00369

2017FA ENG-111-18W CLASS
Heckler, Sara
T at 11:15 AM - 12:35 PM

TH at 11:15 AM - 12:35 PM

B B200

B B310

2017FA ENG-111-19W CLASS
Bostic, Inez
M at 12:45 PM - 2:05 PM

W at 12:45 PM - 2:05 PM

B B310

MAIN 00237

2017FA ENG-111-20W CLASS
Holt, Melissa
M at 12:45 PM - 1:35 PM

W,F at 12:45 PM - 1:35 PM

B B200

B B310

2017FA ENG-111-21W CLASS
Heckler, Sara
T,TH at 1:45 PM - 3:05 PM

B B310

2017FA ENG-111-22W CLASS
Chase, Andrea
M,W at 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM

B B310

2017FA ENG-111-23W CLASS
Drago, Thomas
W at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

B B310

2017FA ENG-111-25E CLASS
Marano, Alexandra
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2017FA ENG-111-26E CLASS
Marano, Alexandra
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2017FA ENG-111-27E CLASS
Miller, Gerald
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2017FA ENG-111-28E CLASS
Miller, Gerald
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2017FA ENG-111-29E CLASS
Miller, Gerald
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2017FA ENG-111-30E CLASS
Lassiter, Sharon
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2017FA ENG-111-41H CLASS
Marano, Alexandra
T at 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

TH at 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Online
B B214

MAIN 00237

DSED ONLNE

2017FA ENG-111-42E CLASS
Miller, Donald
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2017FA ENG-111-61HY CLASS
Anders, Marian
M,W,F at 8:58 AM - 9:48 AM

Online
CGSH CGSH1

DSED ONLNE

2017FA ENG-111-99 CLASS
Helms, Anne
[object at -

Object] at -

OFFC OFFC1

Oral Communication

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2017FA ENG-115-01W CLASS
Smith, Michael
M,W,F at 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM

G G234

2017FA ENG-115-02W CLASS
Sargent, David
M,W,F at 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM

G G234

2017FA ENG-115-03W CLASS
Wilson, Jennifer
T,TH at 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

MAIN 00369

2017FA ENG-115-04W CLASS
Forrest, Nancy
T,TH at 11:15 AM - 12:35 PM

MAIN 00385

2017FA ENG-115-05W CLASS
Forrest, Nancy
T,TH at 12:45 PM - 2:05 PM

MAIN 00385

2017FA ENG-115-07W CLASS
Wilson, Jennifer
T at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

MAIN 00237

2017FA ENG-115-99 CLASS
Helms, Anne
[object at -

Object] at -

B B206

Keyboard Skill Building

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2017FA OST-132-01E CLASS
LAB
Wimberley, Sherry
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

Text Entry & Formatting

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2017FA OST-134-01 CLASS
LAB
Graves, Mindy
T,W at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

TH,F at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

MAIN 00370

MAIN 00370

Word Processing

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2017FA OST-136-02H CLASS
LAB
Graves, Mindy
M at 12:40 PM - 1:35 PM

Online
MAIN 00370

DSED ONLNE

2017FA OST-136-03E CLASS
LAB
Kivett, Mary
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

Office Software Applications

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2017FA OST-137-01H CLASS
LAB
Wimberley, Sherry
M at 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

Online
MAIN 00370

DSED ONLNE

2017FA OST-137-02H CLASS
LAB
Wimberley, Sherry
TH at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Online
MAIN 00367

DSED ONLNE

Executive Terminology

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2017FA OST-162-01 CLASS
Graves, Mindy
M,W,F at 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM

MAIN 00379

2017FA OST-162-99 CLASS
[object at -

Object] at -

OFFC OFFC1

Text Editing Applications

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2017FA OST-164-01E CLASS
Jones, Jennifer
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Introduction to Office Systems

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2017FA OST-181-01H CLASS
LAB
Wimberley, Sherry
T,TH at 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

Online
MAIN 00367

DSED ONLNE

Records Management

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2017FA OST-184-02E CLASS
LAB
Horner, Pamela
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

Administrative Office Transcription I

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2017FA OST-223-02I CLASS
LAB
Graves, Mindy
at -

at -

OFFC OFFC1

OFFC OFFC1

Advanced Word or Information Processing

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2017FA OST-236-01E CLASS
LAB
Kivett, Mary
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions in business, government and industry. Job classifications range from entry-level to supervisor to middle management.

Office Administration Faculty