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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.

Coursework 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.

Image. Now Registering Spring Classes. Deadline is December 23, 2020. Classes start Janruary 6, 2021.

ONLINE PROGRAM INFORMATION: Surry offers this program online. Go to Online Learning for more information.

Program Contacts:

Mitzi Poore

Lead Instructor - Medical Office Administration and Office Administration

Degree Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACA-111 College Student Success 1
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
OR
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
OST-131 Keyboarding 2
OST-164 Office Editing 3
OST-184 Records Management 3

Spring Semester

BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3
BUS-125 Personal Finance 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
OR
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3
OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 3
OST-137 Office Applications I 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

Fall Semester

ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
BUS-137 Principles of Management 3
OST-136 Word Processing 3
OST-181 Office Procedures 3
OST-286 Professional Development 3

Spring Semester

ACC-150 Accounting Software Applications 2
BUS-121 Business Math 3
BUS-151 People Skills 3
BUS-260 Business Communication 3
OST-289 Office Administration Capstone 3
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 1

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

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

Note: OST 131 is a prerequisite to several classes in the Office Administration program. It is critical that OST-131 be completed during the first semester of the program.

Total credits needed to graduate: 67 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

Fall Semester

ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
OR
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
OST-131 Keyboarding 2
OST-164 Office Editing 3
OST-184 Records Management 3

Spring Semester

BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 3
OST-137 Office Applications I 3

Fall Semester

ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
OST-286 Professional Development 3
OST-136 Word Processing 3
OST-181 Office Procedures 3

Spring Semester

ACC-150 Accounting Software Applications 2
BUS-125 Personal Finance 3
BUS-151 People Skills 3
OST-289 Office Administration Capstone 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 47 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

OST-131 Keyboarding 2
OST-164 Office Editing 3
OST-184 Records Management 3

Spring Semester

BUS-151 People Skills 3
OST-134 Text Entry & Formatting 3
OST-137 Office Applications I 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 17 Hours

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

Diploma In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $3,819.75 $12,843.75
Books and Supplies $3,587.50 $3,587.50
Total Cost $7,407.25 $16,431.25
Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,382.25 $4,646.25
Books and Supplies $1,975.25 $1,975.25
Total Cost $3,357.50 $6,621.50

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