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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Office Administration

Coffindaffer, Kari Carlson

Assistant Dean, School of Business, Aviation & Technology
Coordinator and Professor of Graphics Technology
304-367-4638
302B Engineering Technology Building
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont

DeMaria, Matthew

Program Coordinator for Information Systems & Cyber Security
304-367-4184
202B Engineering Tech Building
Program Purpose: 

This Program is no longer accepting students

The work environment has undergone drastic changes in the past few years, and among these changes is the role of the administrative support person in the workplace. The A.A.S. degree program in Office Administration is designed to help prepare students to meet those challenges, which require more critical thinking, organizational, and decision-making abilities than ever before.

The AAS degree in Office Administration provides students with two areas of specialization from which to choose, the Administrative Office Management or the Medical Office Management specialization. Each specialization provides students with the updated skills and abilities that are expected of today’s office support personnel. The program is designed to prepare students to be proficient in major computer applications, such as word processing, electronic presentations, spreadsheets, database applications, and desktop publishing.

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Student Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the AAS degree in Office Administration, graduates will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal, verbal, and written skills for the business environment
  • Effectively use technologies to perform administrative office functions
  • Exhibit knowledge of business principles and processes
  • Perform office administrative functions using critical thinking,  management, and organizational skills
Opportunities: 

Graduates with the AAS degree in Office Administration, are qualified for positions as administrative assistants, office managers, program assistants, customer service representatives, and application specialists.

Program Total Credit Hours: 
60 CHs
Support Coursework: 
15 CHs

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)
COMM 2202 may be substituted for COMM 2200.
ENGL 1104 Prerequisites:  Minimum Verbal/Reading/Writing ACT score of 19; or COMPASS score of 71; or ENGL 0097.
ENGL 1108 Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1104.
MATH: MTH 1207 is a 3 credits course. Math ACT of 19, SAT Quantitative score of 460, COMPASS Math score of 36, Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 85, or ASSET Elementary Algebra score of 38. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be required to enroll in a 2-hour support class.

 

Program Specific Required Coursework: 
45 CHs

ACCT 2201

Principles of Accounting I
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2248

Business Essentials
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2251

Corporate Communications
3
CH(s)

FINC 2230

Financial Literacy
3
CH(s)

GRAP 2280

Internet Publishing
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2220

Spreadsheet Design
3
CH(s)

MGMT 2209

Principles of Management
3
CH(s)

MGMT 2240

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
3
CH(s)

OFAD 1100

Keyboarding
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2232

Word Processing Applications
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2233

Database Applications
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2240

Administrative Office Procedures
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2241

Workplace Productivity
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2250

Desktop Publishing
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2995

Professional Internship and Portfolio Development
3
CH(s)
Model Schedule
Fall Semester

ACCT 2201

Principles of Accounting I
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)

OFAD 1100

Keyboarding
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
ENGL 1104 Prerequisite(s):  18 or higher on the English portion of ACT; 450 or higher on Critical Reading of SAT; A scaled score of 38 or higher on Writing  Skills Set  of ASSET; 71 or higher on English portion  of COMPASS; 88 or higher on Sentence Skills of ACCUPLACER. Students falling below the listed scores will be required to take a four(4) credit hour ENGL 1104.
MATH: MTH 1207 is a 3 credits course. Math ACT of 19, SAT Quantitative score of 460, COMPASS Math score of 36, Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 85, or ASSET Elementary Algebra score of 38. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be required to enroll in a 2-hour support class.

 

Spring Semester

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

FINC 2230

Financial Literacy
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2233

Database Applications
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2250

Desktop Publishing
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
ENGL 1108  ENGL 1104 "C" or better or ACT score 21.
COMM 2202 may be substituted for COMM 2200.
Fall Semester

BUSN 2251

Corporate Communications
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2220

Spreadsheet Design
3
CH(s)

MGMT 2240

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2232

Word Processing Applications
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2240

Administrative Office Procedures
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

BUSN 2251 Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1104 C or better
OFAD 2232
 Prerequisite(s): INFO 1100 & OFAD 1100
OFAD 2240
 Prerequisite(s): OFAD 1100 or HLIN 1100 and HLIN 1101

Spring Semester

BUSN 2248

Business Essentials
3
CH(s)

GRAP 2280

Internet Publishing
3
CH(s)

MGMT 2209

Principles of Management
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2241

Workplace Productivity
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2995

Professional Internship and Portfolio Development
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

BUSN 2248  Prerequisite(s): BUSN 2251
OFAD 2241
 Prerequisite(s): INFO 1100 and OFAD 2232
OFAD 2995
 Prerequisite(s): Instructor Approval

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