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Program Overview

The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as administrative office personnel who use skills in the areas of office management, office finance, legal office, virtual office, customer service, and office software.

Course work includes computer applications, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office tasks and procedures, and records management.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of office positions in business, government, and industry.

Online Program Information: Surry offers this program online. Go to Online Learning for more information.

Career and College Promise:

This program is offered through our Career and College Promise Dual Enrollment program.

Technical Standards:

Program Contacts:

Mitzi Poore

Lead Instructor - Medical Office Administration and Office Administration

Degree Curriculum

To complete the degree (A25370), 40 credit hours from the Office Administration Diploma (D25370) are included.

Spring Semester

BUS-260 Business Communication 3
OST-153 Office Finance Solutions 3
OST-289 Office Administration Capstone 3
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Fall Semester

BUS-115 Business Law I 3
BUS-137 Principles of Management 3
WBL-110 World of Work 1
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 1
MKT-120 Principles of Marketing 3

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one course from the following:  ART 111, HUM 110, or MUS 110

Total credits needed to graduate: 29 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

To complete the diploma (D25370), 12 credit hours must be included in the Office Administration Certificate (C25370/X).

Spring Semester

BUS-125 Personal Finance 3
BUS-151 People Skills 3
OST-136 Word Processing 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

Fall Semester

ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
BUS-121 Business Math 3

Social Science Elective – Select one course from the following:  PSY 118, PSY 150, or SOC 210

Total credits needed to graduate: 25 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 3
OST-137 Office Applications I 3
OST-164 Office Editing 3
OST-286 Professional Development 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 12 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise (CCP) program (C25370X). CCP students should complete this certificate over two semesters.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs.
  • Demonstrate competency in written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate professional skills, behaviors, and conduct commensurate with industry expectations.
  • Demonstrate speed and accuracy in creating letters, memos, tables, reports, and other documents required in an office setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete a variety of office tasks including accounting/financial transactions, records management, and office management skills.

Program Costs

Degree* In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,870.00 $6,094.00
Books and Supplies $683.73 $683.73
Total Cost $2,553.73 $6,777.73
Diploma* In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $2,573.00 $8,525.00
Books and Supplies $625.90 $625.90
Total Cost $3,198.90 $9,150.90
Certificate* In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,007.00 $3,311.00
Books and Supplies $304.34 $304.34
Total Cost $1,311.34 $3,615.34
*All costs are estimates.

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