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Office Administration

campus entrance

Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Office Administration curriculum will prepare you for employment as administrative office personnel who use skills in the areas of office management, office finance, legal office, virtual office, customer service and office software.

Class work includes computer applications, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office tasks and procedures, records management, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum.

Degree and Certificate Options

  • Office Administration – Associate in Applied Science

This program includes a Work-Based Learning option. A successful work learning experience is helpful in seeking employment.

Careers

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of office positions in business, government and industry. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

Curriculum Guide

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
or
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for CIS 111: none
1 – 2 2 n/a 3 – 4 2 – 3
WBL 110 World of Work none 1 n/a n/a 1 1
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Prerequisites: DMA 010-050 and DRE 098 2 2 n/a 4 3
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement 3 2 n/a 5 4
OST 286 Professional Development none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 16 – 17
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Prerequisites: ENG 111 3 n/a n/a 3 3
OST 164 Office Editing none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
BUS 110 Intro to Business Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095 or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 or OST 137 2 2 n/a 4 3
BUS 139 Entrepreneurship I
or
WBL 112, or WBL 122, or WBL 132
Prerequisites for BUS 139: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for WBL: none
0 – 3 n/a n/a 3 – 20 2 – 3
BUS 240 Business Ethics Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 095 or DRE 098 or DRE 099 or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 17 – 18
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
OST 184 Records Management Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 2 n/a 4 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 2 n/a 4 3
OST 136 Word Processing Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 2 n/a 4 3
ACC 150 Accounting Software Appl
or
WBL 112, WBL 122, WBL 132
Prerequisites: ACC 115 or ACC 120
Prerequisites for WBL: none
0 – 1 0 – 3 n/a 4 – 20 2
PSY 150 General Psychology
or
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology
Prerequisites for PSY 150: ENG 080 and RED 080 or ENG 085 or DRE 097 or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for SOC 210: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 095 or DRE 098 or appropriate placement
3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 14
Second Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
BUS 137 Principles of Management Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement, and BUS 110 or MED 131 or CTS 115 3 n/a n/a 3 3
OST 236 Adv Word Processing Prerequisites: OST 136 2 2 n/a 4 3
ART 111 Art Appreciation
or
MUS 110 Music Appreciation
none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
BUS 125 Personal Finance Prerequisites: RED 090 or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
DBA 115 Database Applications
or
WBL 112, or WBL 122, or WBL 132
Prerequisites for DBA 115: DBA 110
Prerequisites for WBL: none
0 – 2 0 – 2 n/a 4 – 20 2 – 3
CTI 110 Web, Pgm and DB Foundation none 2 2 n/a 4 3
Total Semester Hours 17 – 18
Total Semester Hours Required for Associate Degree 64 – 67