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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Office Assistant-Executive (AAS.AAEXE)

Students will be highly trained to work in a variety of offices performing administrative support responsibilities. They will complete coursework in Microsoft Office software, desktop publishing, web design, document formatting, management, and accounting. Students will also develop interpersonal and communication skills. The internship provides students with a realistic work experience.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
BUS-114
Advanced Formatting

BUS-114
Advanced Formatting

Development of skill in formatting business correspondence, reports, forms, and tables to meet mailability and production standards. Instruction on word processing software is integrated throughout the course.


Course Outline

*
3.0
CIS-160
Practical Software Application

CIS-160
Practical Software Application

Provides an opportunity for students to learn computer concepts and to use word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
BUS-141
Business Communications

BUS-141
Business Communications

Provides students practical strategies for improving written and oral communication, including employment communication, in business settings.

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-142
Introduction to Business

BUS-142
Introduction to Business

Covers the objectives, organization, and role of business in the free-enterprise system. The course is designed to provide an overview of the field of business and to provide a framework into which specialized fields may be studied.

Course Outline

3.0
CIS-071
Introduction to Networking

CIS-071
Introduction to Networking

An overview of computer hardware, software, networks, Internet, web applications, systems, security and troubleshooting. To be used as an introduction to the Network Administration program or to supplement another computer-related degree. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

OR
CIS-101
Internet Systems/Applications

CIS-101
Internet Systems/Applications

An introduction to networking basics through the Internet. Students will learn about Internet services, etiquette, searches, E-mail, and other internet skills.(Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

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3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
BUS-061
Office Transcription

BUS-061
Office Transcription

Designed to develop skills in transcribing recorded dictation for a variety of business sectors in an efficient manner using proper formats, spelling, and grammar.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
BUS-115
Processing Information

BUS-115
Processing Information

Development of skill in processing information using word processing software and applying critical thinking from a variety of office simulations. Advanced formatting skills are further developed through application to specialized office situations.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
ENG-095
Business English

ENG-095
Business English

Using critical thinking skills, students will study and reinforce the basics of the English language as they apply to business communications. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-094
Business Math

BUS-094
Business Math

Covers basic applications of mathematics in the business world percentages, elementary algebra, purchasing, selling, interest, future value, present value, etc. It is designed to reinforce and expand business concepts held by the student through the use of mathematics.

Course Outline

3.0
CIS-093
Access

CIS-093
Access

An introduction to Microsoft Access, a database management application designed to operate in the Windows environment. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Prerequisites: CIS 040 or equivalent experience


Course Outline

2.0
CIS-094
Excel

CIS-094
Excel

The basics of the Excel software package will be covered. This includes spreadsheet basics, formulas, functions, charting, data management, and collaborative tools. (Repeatable 3 Times)



Course Outline

2.0

Semester Totals

16.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CIS-058
Specialized Software Applications

CIS-058
Specialized Software Applications

Students handle office activities and use career-related software such as a computerized accounting system, desktop publishing, powerpoint, form management, calculator, medical scheduling and invoicing, and legal document preparation. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-060
Automated Office Procedures

BUS-060
Automated Office Procedures

Students manage office activities using computer software and equipment in a simulated office environment. Students use word processing, electronic mail and calendaring, and other specialized software.


Course Outline

*
3.0
CIS-056
Advanced Software Applications

CIS-056
Advanced Software Applications

Covers topics in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

*
3.0
BUS-095
Fundamentals of Accounting

BUS-095
Fundamentals of Accounting

An introduction to basic accounting principles and techniques designed to give the student a general knowledge of accounting practices and terminology. Students will work through the accounting cycle for both a service and retail business.

Course Outline

OR
BUS-151
Financial Accounting

BUS-151
Financial Accounting

A study of the financial statements, the accounting process and the principles and procedures underlying items on the financial statements.


Course Outline

*
3.0
CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

This introductory course focuses on creating and maintaining web pages using HTML5 and CSS3 Code.


Prerequisites: CIS 040 or equivalent experience


Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
BUS-251
Principles of Management

BUS-251
Principles of Management

Provides an overview of how managers utilize planning, organization, leadership, and control in order to ensure that a firm achieves its goals in the most efficient way possible.

Course Outline

3.0
PSY-271
Introduction to Psychology

PSY-271
Introduction to Psychology

Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing concepts and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-079
Professional Development

BUS-079
Professional Development

Covers topics related to seeking employment and interviewing, understanding the workplace environment, and improving career success and communication.

Course Outline

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3.0
BUS-081
Office Assistant Internship

BUS-081
Office Assistant Internship

Designed to provide employment experience in a position using specialized skills. Field experience: minimum of 180 hours required of Office Assistant (Executive and Legal) and Office Manager majors.


Course Outline

*
3.0

Semester Totals

12.0

Total Program Hours

60.0