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Office Administration - Application Specialist

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 certificate 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 C25370P1)


NC CIP: 52.0204
Day, Evening, and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 145 Social Media for Office Prof 2 2 0 3
OST 184 Records Management REVISED REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
PMT 110 Intro To Project Mgmt 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
Office Applications I 2 2 0 3
  Total: 9 6 0 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 138 Office Applications II 2 2 0 3
Select one:
World of Work 1 0 0 1
Work-Based Learning I (0) (0) (10) (1)
  Total: 3 2 0 4

Total Credit Hours: 16

Additional Information

2015FA - New Certificate

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.