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Office Administration/Virtual Office Assistance: Associate in Applied Science Degree

Virtual Office Assistance is a concentration under the curriculum title of Office Administration. The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to become independent contractors who possess the ability to offer administrative support services via e-mail, courier, fax, and telephone.

Students will acquire office skills required in today’s business environment including utilization of word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, and presentation graphics software. Coursework includes an introduction to the implementation of electronic commerce via the Internet and an introduction to telecommunications.

Graduates are prepared to pass examinations for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification and are able to become self-employed contractors or work for an established virtual office service. Some graduates will prefer to gain experience working in a traditional office environment.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. 

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Learning Center Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. 

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Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 69

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Word Processing

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Text Editing Applications

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro to Virtual Office

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Spreadsheet

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Quantitative Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Text Entry & Formatting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Adv Word/Information Proc

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Presentation Graphics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro to Electronic Commerce

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Office Publications Design

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Office Finance Solutions

Credit Hours: 

2.00

 

Records Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Spring Semester

Customer Service

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Office Web Technologies

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Virtual Office Capstone

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Administrative Office Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Social Media

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

Principles of Financial Accounting

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Acct Software Applications

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Introduction to Business

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Personal Finance

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Human Resource Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Business Statistics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Business Ethics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Professional Development

Credit Hours: 

3.00
REAL Small Business

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Fundamentals of Selling

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Advertising and Sales Promotion

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Marketing Applications

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social Media Marketing

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Med Terms I-Med Office

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Med Coding Billing and Insurance

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Medical Legal Issues

Credit Hours: 

3.00