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Office Administration

Curriculum Description

The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals 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.

Course 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.

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.

The following represents one way in which the diploma can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success. (CTE-Y D25370P1)

Diploma

D25370 REVISED
NC CIP: 52.0204
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2017

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 130 Comprehensive Keyboarding 2 2 0 3
OST 181 Office Procedures NEW VERSION 2017FA 2 2 0 3
OST 184 Records Management 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Office Applications I NEW VERSION 2017FA 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Freshman Composition NEW 2017FA 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Writing and Inquiry (3) (0) (0) (3)
  Total: 11 8 0 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MKT 223 Customer Service 3 0 0 3
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2 2 0 3
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
OST 138 Office Applications II NEW VERSION 2017FA 2 2 0 3
OST 140 Internet Comm/Research 1 2 0 2
OST 164 Office Editing NEW VERSION 2017FA 3 0 0 3
  Total: 13 8 0 17

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 122 Office Computations NEW 2017FA 2 2 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Communication 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Intro Interpersonal Com (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
  Total: 8 2 0 9

Total Credit Hours: 41

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Several Office Administration courses are sequential or are offered only once a year. Students should consult their academic advisor to create a course plan if they enter the program in the spring or summer or are not able to follow the plan above.

D25370 REVISED