Administrative Support Specialist
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
OIM Career Exploration OIM104 1
Introduction to Accounting Software ACC104 1 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
MS Word I OIM103 3
Administrative Business Communication I OIM132 3 ENG095 or placement
Introduction to Microsoft Office CIT133 3
Records and Information Management OIM106 3 Pre/co-req CIT110 or CIT133
Advanced MS Office CIT233 3 CIT133
Collaboration, Communication and Integration in MS Office Applications CIT250 3 CIT133 or Chair approval
OIM Practicum OIM121* 1 Chair approval**
Total Credits 21

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*Note: Students will complete a minimum of 45 hours for the practicum. Students with prior related office work experience that has been approved by the department chairperson will create a Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio.
**Note: A grade point average of 2.75 and approval by the practicum coordinator is required before students are placed in the practicum.

Program Overview

Using the most current computer applications, this program prepares students to acquire the competencies needed to work in an office environment.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program may qualify for entry-level positions such as receptionists, data-entry clerks, word processing specialists, office assistants, or customer service representatives in a wide range of small and large organizations. More experienced graduates may obtain positions as executive assistants or office managers. Students qualify to take the MS Office certification exam at the end of the program.

Upon Completion of this Program, Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer and software applications.
  • Use the complete range of Microsoft Office application in an efficient manner.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use various communication mediums

Exemption exams are available for OIM103 and OIM132.
MS Office certification is available after CIT233.