Mission: The mission of this program is to provide a broad foundation of knowledge in the performance of office procedures and tasks; digital design and desktop publishing, the production of quality work in an efficient manner using advanced features of business software applications; and the use of technology to develop communications skills, higher level thinking skills, and decision making skills, in order to prepare students for employment in the administrative office field.
Program B070330 consists of a planned sequence of courses.
Information Technology Assistant - Course OTA0040 (150 hours) – This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends and to introduce students to the basics and foundations required for today’s business environments. Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency with touch keyboarding and fundamental computer applications so that they may be used as communication tools for enhancing personal and work-place proficiency in an information-based society. This also includes proficiency with computers using word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software that meets industry standards. Job-seeking techniques, career planning, and success strategies will also be introduced.
Front Desk Specialist - Course OTA0041 (300 hours) – This course is designed to assist with administrative and general office duties in a support capacity. It explores and expands the core competencies in the areas of personal and professional development and promotes application of higher-level office procedures tasks and communications skills through the use of technology. This course builds on the skills introduced in Course OTA0040 and includes appropriate customer service strategies, leadership and supervision techniques, and technology applications. Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency with software applications as tools for accomplishing job objectives and enhancing workplace performance.
Assistant Digital Production Designer - Course OTA0030 (150 hours) – This course is designed to develop basic entry-level skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry. The content includes computer skills; digital publishing concepts and operations; layout, design, and measurement activities; decision-making activities; and digital imaging.
Administrative Assistant - Course OTA0043 (450 hours) – This course expands the competencies learned in the previous courses: Information Technology Assistant, Front Desk Specialist, and Assistant Digital Production Designer and promotes application of higher-level office procedures tasks and communication skills. Students will use technology as a resource to efficiently perform systematic procedural tasks and to produce quality work in an efficient manner. Prerequisites: courses OTA0040, OTA0041, and OTA0030.
Distance Education: Available - refer to Distance Learning section - You will need the following software to participate online: Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and Outlook). For additional information go to the 'Online Programs and Courses' page.
Articulation Agreement(s): Statewide Office Administration, A.A.S./A.S. Degree
Industry Certification: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS); Quickbooks
Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement: 70%
Minimum Attendance Requirement: 70%
Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements: Student's competency in reading, math and language is pre-assessed, using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Required basic skills grade levels are:Reading-10, Math-10, and Language-10.