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Ms. Kathy Sides, Department Chair 256. 352-8126 kathy.sides@wallacestate.edu

Ms. Susan Smith, Advisor 256. 352-8095 susan.smith@wallacestate.edu

Business Education & Office Administration

Associate in Applied Science Degree (4 / 5 semesters)

Certificate (2 / 3 semesters)

Career Cluster: Business, Management & Administration

At a Glance

As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office professional has greatly evolved. Office automation and organizational restructuring have led secretaries and administrative assistants to assume responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff. Many secretaries and administrative assistants now provide training and orientation for new staff, conduct research on the Internet, and operate and troubleshoot new office technologies. In spite of these changes, however, the core responsibilities for secretaries and administrative assistants have remained much the same: Performing and coordinating an office's administrative activities and storing, retrieving, and integrating information for dissemination to staff and clients. Secretaries and administrative assistants are responsible for a variety of administrative duties and must possess technological skills to run an organization efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office; plan and schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; manage projects; conduct research; and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, Web sites, and e-mail. They also may handle travel and guest arrangements.

Program Description

The Business Education and Office Administration programs are designed for those students who wish to pursue careers in the accounting and administrative assistant fields. The programs offer a comprehensive curriculum composed of planned learning experiences designed to develop saleable skills; to develop attitudes and behaviors that will help the student enter, perform, and progress rapidly in a productive business environment; to meet challenges of the changing world of work; to develop abilities to communicate and get along well with others; and to gain an understanding of the nature of the business world.

Admission Requirements

Students must have a high school diploma or GED and meet all the general admission requirements of WSCC.

Career Path

Those who have knowledge of a wide range of bookkeeping and accounting activities, and those with extensive knowledge of software applications, will be in great demand in today's office environment.

In May 2011, the median wage and salary annual earnings of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks were $28,620 to $35,040. Median annual earnings of executive secretaries and administrative assistants were $31,990 to $48,750 in May 2011. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Completion Requirements

OPTION I - ACCOUNTING

GENERAL REQUIRED COURSES

(Available online and on campus)

ORI 101* Orientation to College

1

ENG 101 English Composition I

3

ENG 102 or English Composition II or

3

SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

MTH 116 or Mathematical Applications or

3

MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra

CIS 146*** Microcomputer Applications***

3

CIS 197E Com Soft App Spreadsheet (Excel II)

3

Social or Behavioral Sciences Electives

3

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*ORI 101- Orientation to College is a college requirement, not a requirement of the program. Students placing into remedial/ transitional coursework will be required to complete ORI 103 Orientation (Master Student) instead of ORI 101. See page 20 for further information. ***OAD 110 - Computer Navigation is required for students without basic computer skills. Proficiency Test Available.

MAJOR REQUIRED COURSES

BUS 150 Business Math

3

BUS 215 Business Communications

3

BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I

3

BUS 242 Principles of Accounting II

3

BUS 248 Managerial Accounting

3

BUS 263 Legal & Social Environment of Business

3

BUS 276 Human Resource Management

3

OAD 103** Intermediate Keyboarding**

3

OAD 125 Word Processing (Word)

3

OAD 136 Adv. Financial Record Keeping (Payroll)

3

OAD 137 Comp. Fin. Record Keeping

(Quickbooks)

3

OAD 138 Records/Information Management

3

OAD 218 Office Procedures

3

OAD 243 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel I)

3

OAD 244 Database Applications (Access)

3

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45

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TOTAL HOURS

67

WorkKeys Assessment is a requirement for graduation in this program. Please schedule with instructor. **OAD 101-Beginning Keyboarding is required for students with speed of less than 40 wpm. Proficiency Test Available

OPTION II - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

GENERAL REQUIRED COURSES

(Available online and on campus)

ORI 101* Orientation to College

1

ENG 101 English Composition I

3

ENG 102 or English Composition II or

3

SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

MTH 116 or Mathematical Applications or

3

MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra

CIS 146*** Microcomputer Applications***

3

CIS 203 Introduction to Information Highway

3

Social or Behavioral Sciences Electives

3

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22

*ORI 101- Orientation to College is a college requirement, not a requirement of the program. Students placing into remedial/ transitional coursework will be required to complete ORI 103 Orientation (Master Student) instead of ORI 101. See page 22 for further information. ***OAD 110 - Computer Navigation is required for students without basic computer skills. Proficiency Test Available.

MAJOR REQUIRED COURSES

BUS 150 Business Math

3

BUS 215 Business Communications

3

BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I

3

BUS 276 Human Resource Management

3

OAD 103** Intermediate Keyboarding**

3

OAD 125 Word Processing (Word)

3

OAD 126 Advanced Word Processing (Word II)

3

OAD 136 Adv. Financial Record Keeping (Payroll)

3

OAD 137 Comp. Fin. Record Keeping

(Quickbooks)

3

OAD 138 Records/ Information Management

3

OAD 218 Office Procedures

3

OAD 243 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel I)

3

OAD 244 DatabaseApplications (Access)

3

OAD 246 Office Graphics & Presentations

3

OAD 247 Special Topics (Excel II)

3

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45

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TOTAL HOURS

67

WorkKeys Assessment is a requirement for graduation in this program. Please schedule with instructor. **OAD 101-Beginning Keyboarding is required for students with speed of less than 40 wpm. Proficiency Test Available

OPTION III - MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

GENERAL REQUIRED COURSES

(Available online and on campus)

ORI 101* Orientation to College

1

ENG 101 English Composition I

3

ENG 102 or English Composition II or

3

SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

MTH 116 or Mathematical Applications or

3

MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra

CIS 146*** Microcomputer Applications***

3

CIS 203 Introduction to Information Highway

3

Social or Behavioral Sciences Electives

3

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22

*ORI 101- Orientation to College is a college requirement, not a requirement of the program. Students placing into remedial/ transitional coursework will be required to complete ORI 103 Orientation (Master Student) instead of ORI 101. See page 20 for further information. ***OAD 110 - Computer Navigation is required for students without basic computer skills. Proficiency Test Available.

MAJOR REQUIRED COURSES

BUS 150 Business Math

3

BUS 215 Business Communications

3

BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I

3

BUS 276 Human Resource Management

3

OAD 103** Intermediate Keyboarding**

3

OAD 125 Word Processing (Word)

3

OAD 126 Advanced Word Processing (Word II)

OAD 137 Comp. Fin. Record Keeping

(Quickbooks)

3

OAD 138 Records/Information Management

3

OAD 214 Medical Office Procedures

3

OAD 218 Office Procedures

3

OAD 243 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel I)

3

OAD 244 Database Applications (Access)

3

OAD 246 Office Graphics and Presentations

3

HIT 110 Medical Terminology

3

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45

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TOTAL HOURS

67

WorkKeys Assessment is a requirement for graduation in this program. Please schedule with instructor. **OAD 101-Beginning Keyboarding-Students without previous keyboarding experience or unable to test 40 wpm must take OAD 101.

SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS CERTIFICATE

The Software Applications Short Certificate is designed for students seeking instruction in current technology and/or

training toward obtaining Microsoft Certification in various types of Microsoft Software Applications. Instruction is

also designed for those seeking to bemore employable in the jobmarket or to enhance current office skills.

BUS 150 Business Math

3

CIS 203 Introduction to Information Highway

3

OAD 125 Word Processing (Word)

3

OAD 126 Advanced Word Processing (Word II)

3

OAD 243 Database Applications (Excel)

3

OAD 244 Database Applications (Access)

3

OAD 246 Office Graphics & Presentations

3

OAD 247 Special Topics (Excel II)

3

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WorkKeys Assessment is a requirement for graduation in this program. Please schedule with instructor. **OAD 101-Beginning Keyboarding-Students without previous

keyboarding experience or unable to test 40 wpm must take OAD 101. ***OAD 110 - Computer Navigation is required for students without basic computer skills. Proficiency Test Available.

GENERAL OFFICE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE

The Short Certificate Program in General OfficeAssistant is designed for persons seeking employment in an office

environment. In addition, this Short Certificate Program provides professional development for persons who are

currently employed needing new or upgraded skills.

BUS 150 Business Math

3

OAD 101 Beginning Keyboarding I

3

OAD 103 Intermediate Keyboarding

3

OAD 125 Word Processing (Word)

3

OAD 126 Advanced Word Processing (Word II)

3

OAD 138 Records & Information Management

3

OAD 243 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel)

3

OAD 246 Office Graphics & Presentation

3

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WorkKeys Assessment is a requirement for graduation in this

program. Please schedule with instructor.

***OAD 110 - Computer Navigation is required for students

without basic computer skills. Proficiency Test Available.

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