Office Professional

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Office Professional degree is to prepare students for employment in clerical or word processing positions such as receptionists, secretaries, administrative assistants, clerks, word processors, and transcriptionists, through a series of skill-building courses in keyboarding, electronic equipment operation, information processing, software applications and integration, office procedures, bookkeeping, and records management.

Admission to the Program:

Students are expected to be computer literate and to know the Windows operating system. Students are expected to be able to touch type.  If this is not the case, TYPE 120 and 121 are prerequisites for entering this program.

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
BUS 120 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS  3
LABORATORY SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS * 4
HUMANITIES * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ACCTG 105 BOOKKEEPING/ACCOUNTING I  3
BUS 100 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EMPLOYEES  3
OFACS 125 POWERPOINT  1
OFACS 126 OUTLOOK  1
OFACS 132 ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEETS  3
OFACS 133 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  3
OFACS 211 INTEGRATED OFFICE PROJECTS  3
OFOCC 111 TELEPHONE SKILLS FOR THE OFFICE  1
OFOCC 114 FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSCRIPTION  3
OFOCC 200 MACHINE TRANSCRIPTION AND SPECIALIZED TERMINOLOGY   2
OFOCC 205 FUNDAMENTALS OF RECORDS CONTROL  3
OFOCC 210 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE PROCEDURES  3
TYPE 142 TYPING SPEED DEVELOPMENT TO 60 NWPM ** 1
WP 122 KEYBOARD/WORD PROCESSING III  4
WP 161 DATA ENTRY  1

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
APPROVED ELECTIVES *** 6

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** Enroll in TYPE 130 to earn credit in one of the following courses: TYPE 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, or 145.
*** Approved Electives: ACCTG 120; BUS 121, 215; OFOCC 250; MGMT 113, 214, 215; TYPE 143, 144, 145; WP 186.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements. This is not designed as a transfer program, although some of the courses may transfer with approval from the four-year college.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1BUS 120; BUS 100; ENGL 110; OFACS 125; OFACS 126; OFOCC 111; Humanities
Spring Semester 1OFOCC 114; OFOCC 205; WP 122; OFACS 132; Social Science
Fall Semester 2ACCTG 105; OFOCC 200; OFOCC 210; OFACS 133; WP 161; Approved Elective
Spring Semester 2OFACS 211; TYPE 142; COMM 110; Laboratory Science/Mathematics; Approved Elective

Program Contact Information

Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Business, Management and Administration

Career Pathway:
Administrative and Information Support