Administrative Support Specialist
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
OIM Career Exploration OIM505 1
Introduction to Accounting Software ACC509 1
Keyboarding: Document Generation I or MS Word I OIM101 or OIM 103 see note* 3
Business Correspondence and Editing or Admin Business Communication I OIM130 or OIM132 see note** 3 Prerequisite: Writing Skills II (ENG095)
Intro to MS Office OIM133 3
Records and Information Management OIM106 3 pre/co-req: CIT110 or CIT133
Advanced MS Office CIT233 3 CIT133
Collaboration CIT250 3 CIT133 or approval of the CIT chairperson
OIM Practicum OIM--- See Note*** 1 Completion of all coursework see note****
Total Credits 21

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*Note: OIM101 will change to OIM103 in Spring 2015
**Note: OIM130 will change to OIM132 in Spring 2015
***Note: Students will complete a minimum of 45 hours for the practicum. Students with prior 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 OIM101/103 and OIM130/132.
Students who pass these exams could possibly finish in one semester.
MS office certification is available after CIT233.