Administrative Assistant - General


2013-2014 academic year

You can earn a general administrative assistant diploma. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 34 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 28 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
OFFT 1070 Management of Window Operating Systems
This course provides an overview of operating system functions that are necessary in a microcomputer working environment. This course includes user interface, file, disk and system management techniques, along with basic operating system terminology.
OFFT 1110 Records and Information Management
Study of the systematic analysis and technological control of business records through the records life cycle of both physical and electronic business records. This course covers management considerations for records program development, records creation and form control retention and disposition scheduling and cost analysis of records maintenance. Basic knowledge of a database program and keyboarding skills are essential.
OFFT 1170 Business English
Business English is an intensive review of the principles and practical application of grammar, spelling, and punctuation, including the composing and analysis of sentences and paragraphs. The course will help students in their ability to produce correspondence in their program of study, improving a vital employable skill.
OFFT 1420 Intermediate Keyboarding
Stresses improvement of manipulative skill, keyboarding rate, and accuracy. Format and produce academic, business and personal documents using word processing software in mailable format. Emphasis on proofreading, editing, following instructions and keying documents from various copy. Integrates knowledge of the Internet and the computer. Includes timed computer keyboarding skills for creating and editing business documents and sending electronic attachments. Must be able to type thirty gross words a minute.
OFFT 1880 Office Practicum
Designed to give students realistic practice in business documentation and transcription skills involving a wide variety of real-world business activities. This project-based class will integrate administrative functions that are expected of a professional administrative assistant.
OFFT 2090 Advanced Word Certification
Designed for a higher degree of competence in word processing using microcomputer technology. This course will prepare the student for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam in the Microsoft Word application using the most recent version. Upon completion of the course, the student will take the interactive exam. Certification will be awarded to the students when they pass this exam.
INFO 2100 Excel Spreadsheet Applications
This course begins with entry-level techniques and quickly progresses into more advanced functions. Advanced topics of integrating database files into spreadsheets, how to write macros, Visual Basic code and graphic fundamentals will be presented. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
OFFT 2100 Administrative Professional Procedures
Discussion of responsibilities encountered by the administrative professional. Special emphasis on administrative professional duties, such as work organization, problem solving, communication, and execution of administrative professional responsibilities.
BSAD 2160 Customer Service and Business Etiquette
Emphasis on the importance of customer service in an overall business setting. Topics include recognizing the importance of customer service, identification of customer needs, handling of routine and difficult situations, and emphasis of long lasting customer relationships. Students will also develop knowledge and practical experience to exercise good manners, project a professional image, and confidently respond to most business situations.

Required Core Option Courses

Accounting 3 Credit Hours

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Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ACCT 1100 Survey of Accounting
Provides a solid overview of the basics of financial and managerial accounting with an emphasis on the relevance of accounting information. Focus of the course is on providing students with an understanding of the major financial statements, the information provided in the financial statements, and enhancing the student's decision making and problem solving abilities from a user perspective.
ACCT 1200 Principles of Accounting I
This course is designed to provide introductory knowledge of accounting principles, concepts, and practices. Included topics are the balance sheet, the income statement, the statement of owner's equity, the statement of cash flows, worksheets, journals, ledgers, accruals, adjusting and closing entries, internal controls, inventories, fixed and intangible assets, liabilities, equity, and financial statement analysis. This course provides a foundation for more advanced work in the fields of accounting and business.

Required General Education Courses

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 2050 Business Communications
Development of both oral and written communicative skills. Students will be able to organize and present effective presentations gaining audience rapport and sending appropriate nonverbal messages as well as formulate effective letters, memos, and reports for business and industry.

Science or Technology 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
OFFT 1090 Microsoft Word I
Designed to give practical experience in operating word processing software. Emphasis on creating and editing documents using beginning to intermediate editing and formatting features. Basic computer and keyboarding skills are essential.

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