Office Administration, A.S.

The Associate in Science degree in Office Administration is a non-transfer degree designed to introduce students to the study of a wide range of subjects related to positions and careers in the evolving and modern office-like environment. This program provides a broad and flexible professional set skill. The program entails the study of theories, procedures and practices, and the acquisition of skills to function productively and effectively in the wide-ranging administrative assistant, executive secretary and office technician positions available in the job market. The program offers students the opportunity to acquire skills in office communications, office computer applications, records management, and virtual technology used in the business community. This program provides students the learning opportunities relevant to everyday business.  For individuals currently working in the field, this program provides the opportunity to update an existing skill set.


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MSJC General Education Option A 

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
OTEC-505 Office Procedures and Systems (formerly OTEC-098) 3
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
ART-104 World Art 3
CSCR-100 College Success and Career Readiness 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
Spring Semester 1
BADM-104 Business Communications 3
CAPP-735 Using Microsoft Word (formerly CAPP-127) 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
Fall Semester 2
CAPP-122 Using Microsoft Excel 3
ACCT-776 Bookkeeping (formerly ACCT-076) 3
ENVS-100 Humans and Scientific Inquiry 3
BADM-103 Introduction to Business 3
CAPP-535 Using Microsoft PowerPoint (formerly CAPP-094) 3
Spring Semester 2
ACCT-777 QuickBooks Accounting (formerly ACCT-077) 3
MGT-760 Elements of Supervision 3
CAPP-123 Using Microsoft Access - Level 1 3
PHIL-105 Introduction to Ethics 3
MGT-500 Introduction to Management (formerly MGT-103) 3
 Total Units61

NOTE: Transfer Level Math courses are recommended.  However, MATH-096 (5 units) will satisfy the Math requirement.

Note: AREA G (Math Competency) can be demonstrated by a high school math course at or above the level of Algebra 2 with a grade of C or better.

An Associate Degree in this program requires students to follow MSJC's General Education, Option A and complete all general education areas, all major requirements, and complete an overall total of 60 degree applicable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Course Title Credits
MSJC General Education Option A24
Required Office Administration Courses12
Office Administration Electives6
Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
BADM-104Business Communications3
or BADM-104H Honors Business Communications
CAPP-122Using Microsoft Excel3
CAPP-735Using Microsoft Word (formerly CAPP-127)3
OTEC-505Office Procedures and Systems (formerly OTEC-098)3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Bookkeeping (formerly ACCT-076)
QuickBooks Accounting (formerly ACCT-077)
Using Microsoft Access - Level 1
Using Microsoft PowerPoint (formerly CAPP-094)
Introduction to the Internet
Introduction to Management (formerly MGT-103)
Total Units18

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