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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY

DEGREE: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Administrative Office Technology

To provide students with skills in administrative office procedures, customer service, keyboarding, machine transcription, and word processing and prepare individuals for a wide variety of professional careers as administrative assistants, receptionists, and other office personnel positions in the executive, medical, or legal fields.

The Administrative Office program provides training in administrative office procedures, customer service, keyboarding, machine transcription, and word processing. It covers all aspects of the office professional and incorporates hands-on, in-depth training on various software packages that will prepare students for office careers such as administrative assistants, administrative support personnel, and executive secretaries.

Administrative Office graduates are employed by facilities of various sizes from an office with one assistant to Fortune 500 corporations. Larger corporations usually have higher salaries.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Any course with one of the following prefixes requires a grade of "C" or better: AOT

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

General Education Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 0 3
MAT 165 Statistics 3 0 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3 0 3
OR
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
15 0 15

Required Major Core Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
AOT 105 Keyboarding 3 0 3
AOT 110 Document Formatting 3 0 3
AOT 141 Office Procedures I 3 0 3
AOT 163 Word Processing 3 0 3
12 0 12

Other Hours Required for Graduation


Course Class Lab Credit
ACC 111 Accounting Concepts 3 0 3
AOT 120 Introduction To Machine Transcription 3 0 3
AOT 133 Professional Development 3 0 3
AOT 134 Office Communications 3 0 3
AOT 167 Information Processing Applications 3 0 3
AOT 180 Customer Service 3 0 3
AOT 210 Document Production 3 0 3
AOT 261 Office Spreadsheet Applications 3 0 3
AOT 265 Office Desktop Publishing 3 0 3
AOT 267 Integrated Information Processing 3 0 3
AOT 271 SCWE in Administrative Office Technology 2 8 4
32 8 34
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  61

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
ACC 111 Accounting Concepts 3 0 3
AOT 105 Keyboarding 3 0 3
AOT 133 Professional Development 3 0 3
AOT 134 Office Communications 3 0 3
MAT 165 Statistics 3 0 3
15 0 15

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
AOT 110 Document Formatting 3 0 3
AOT 141 Office Procedures I 3 0 3
AOT 163 Word Processing 3 0 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 0 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3 0 3
OR
SOC101Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
15 0 15

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
6 0 6

SEMESTER 4 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
AOT 120 Introduction To Machine Transcription 3 0 3
AOT 167 Information Processing Applications 3 0 3
AOT 210 Document Production 3 0 3
AOT 261 Office Spreadsheet Applications 3 0 3
12 0 12

SEMESTER 5 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
AOT 180 Customer Service 3 0 3
AOT 265 Office Desktop Publishing 3 0 3
AOT 267 Integrated Information Processing 3 0 3
AOT 271 SCWE in Administrative Office Technology 2 8 4
11 8 13
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  61

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Frankie Birch

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $22,000.00

Local Average Salary: $26,000.00

National Starting Salary: $24,000.00

National Average Salary: $29,000.00