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Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

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.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
BUS 120; ENGL 110; OFOCC 151; OFACS 125; OFACS 126; OFOCC 111; Humanities

Spring Semester 1:
OFOCC 114; OFOCC 205; WP 122; OFACS 132; Social Science

Fall Semester 2:
ACCTG 105; OFOCC 200; OFOCC 210; OFACS 133; WP 161; Approved Elective

Spring Semester 2:
OFACS 211; TYPE 142; COMM 110; Laboratory Science/Mathematics; Approved Elective


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
BUS 120BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 3
LABORATORY SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS *4
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
ACCTG 105BOOKKEEPING/ACCOUNTING I 3
OFACS 125POWERPOINT 1
OFACS 126OUTLOOK 1
OFACS 132ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEETS 3
OFACS 133DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 3
OFACS 211INTEGRATED OFFICE PROJECTS 3
OFOCC 111TELEPHONE SKILLS FOR THE OFFICE 1
OFOCC 114FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSCRIPTION 3
OFOCC 151PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR OFFICE EMPLOYEES 3
OFOCC 200MACHINE TRANSCRIPTION AND SPECIALIZED TERMINOLOGY  2
OFOCC 205FUNDAMENTALS OF RECORDS CONTROL 3
OFOCC 210ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE PROCEDURES 3
TYPE 142TYPING SPEED DEVELOPMENT TO 60 NWPM **1
WP 122KEYBOARD/WORD PROCESSING III 4
WP 161DATA ENTRY 1
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
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 should submit a "Petition for Graduation" after completing 45 of the above hours. The form is available in the Student Service Center, L211. The graduation fee should be paid in the Student Service Center, L210.Contact the Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems Department for information regarding the TYPE 120 placement exam and the TYPE 121 proficiency exam.

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