Office Administration & Technology Program

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The Office Administration & Technology program is a certificate program that provides training in essential secretarial/administrative support skills needed by today’s office professional. This program has been articulated with some area high schools. Refer to page 31 for more information.

Mission Statement

The Office Administration & Technology program at South Suburban College is designed to prepare students for a careers or promotional opportunity in the field of secretarial services and/or administrative support. Students are also prepared to take the industry recognized Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam.

Vision Statement

To maximize student learning through solid instructional methods designed to help them gain the secretarial/administrative support skills needed to work in a professional business environment. Students will be better prepared to enter into a four year university or increase their job opportunities. MOS Certification exams will be emphasized.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Through quality instruction from faculty and input from the Advisory Board Committee, the following goals have been established for students in the Office Administration & Technology Program. Students will:

  • provide instruction on the fundamentals and advanced features of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint).
  • provide instruction on the fundamentals of desktop publishing.
  • understand the basics of English sentence structure, punctuation, business vocabulary, and spelling.
  • further develop the ability to communicate effectively in the business environment.
  • develop human relations skills and understand how to be successful in a diverse workplace.
  • learn how to effectively use technology to process information.

 

Office Administration & Technology Program Certificates

Gainful Employment Information

Administrative Support Certificate (OAT. CERT.ADMIN)

Credits
OAT 128 Word
MOS Certification exams will be emphasized.
3
OAT 132 Access
MOS Certification exams will be emphasized.
3
OAT 143 Excel
MOS Certification exams will be emphasized.
3
OAT 173 Internet Applications 3
MIS 101 Computer Literacy and Applications 3
ACC 120 Financial Accounting 3
OAT 202 Document Formatting II 3
OAT 155 PowerPoint
MOS Certification exams will be emphasized.
3
OAT 101 Document Formatting I 3
OAT 172 Business Communication 3
OAT 201 Administrative Support Procedures 3
OAT 115 Outlook 1
OAT 116 SharePoint 1
OAT 135 Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing 3
Total Credit Hours 38

Microsoft Office Suite Tools (OAT.BASIC.OFFSUITE)

Credits
MIS 101 Computer Literacy and Applications 3
OAT 128 Microsoft Word 3
OAT 132 Microsoft Access 3
OAT 143 Microsoft Excel 3
OAT 155 Microsoft PowerPoint 3
OAT 115 Microsoft Outlook 1
OAT 116 Sharepoint 1
OAT 135 Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing 3
Total Credit Hours 20

 

Basic Certificate

Basic Office Skills Certificate (OAT.BASIC.OFF)

Credits
MIS 101 Computer Literacy and Applications 3
OAT 101 Document Formatting I 3
OAT 115 Outlook 1
OAT 128 Word
MOS Certification exams will be emphasized.
3
OAT 135 Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing 3
OAT 172 Business Communication 3
OAT 202 Document Formatting II 3
OAT 116 SharePoint 1
Total Credit Hours 20