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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Office Support Specialist (NDP.OFSK.GEN)

Students will complete coursework in Microsoft Office software, keyboarding, document formatting, and accounting to prepare for an office support position. All courses apply toward one of the Office Assistant degrees.

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

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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

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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-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

3.0
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Electives

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Electives

No Description Available
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6.0

Semester Totals

18.0

Total Program Hours

18.0
Suggested Electives
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-115
Processing Info

BUS-115
Processing Info

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

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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
CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

This introductory course teaches web page design principles, including proper use of HTML5 and CSS3.


Prerequisites: CIS 040 or equivalent experience


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
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