Office Administration, A.A.S., Major # 1906

This program has been deactivated and students will no longer be admitted to the major.  Currently enrolled students will complete the degree in accordance with the approved teach-out plan.

Office Administration is a ThinkPad University curriculum using laptop computers integrated into courses. This program is also offered at the Norwich Campus.

The Office Administration program is designed to give the student a back- ground for office work in this electronic age. To supplement the regular program of study, special features emphasize word processing, information processing and/or the opportunity to acquire strong teamwork and communication skills. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Students in the Office Administration program will have the opportunity to work with up-to-date computers and software. Students are prepared to take the Mous certification tests, as well as State and Civil Service tests for key- boarding specialists or other more advanced clerical state positions. Students are encouraged to participate in an internship program their second year where they combine their education and interpersonal skills. Various keyboarding, computer, and business math courses may be earned through articulation agreements between various high schools and SUNY Morrisville.

No previous business education is required. Scheduling is flexible, with students being placed in courses according to the level of proficiency achieved in high school. Opportunities exist for students who wish to take the Expert

MOUS certifications. Students are placed in the curriculum with the appropriate courses that challenge their skills and enhance their learning experience.

Graduates of the two-year Office Administration program receive the associate in applied science degree (AAS). Credits may be transferred to Morrisville’s BBA (Business Administration Degree), our B. Tech. – Medical Office Administration Degree or any other four-year degree programs.

Career Opportunities: Employment available in industry, small business, banking and finance, medicine, law, civil service, airlines, insurance, communications and foreign service.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • To evaluate, create and communicate professional and effective oral and written means of communication (memorandums, letters, fax cover sheets, reports, PowerPoints, spreadsheets, agendas/itineraries)

  • To apply appropriate critical thinking skills and analyze effective strategies for solving various situations that arise in today’s office workforce (including ethical practices and prof. telephone/customer service etiquette, as well as demonstrating chain of command and effective time management strategies)

  • To receive and transcribe from oral dictation letters, reports, statistical data and calculations into a mail-ready formats (stressing grammatically correct and professional formatted documents from such dictation; involving plugging in data from a variety of sources, filling in missing pieces, meeting with others to gain critical info)

Curriculum Requirements - 60 Credits

A minimum average of C in all Office Administration Courses.

Course

Credits

ACCT - Accounting as Advised

3

BSAD 102 - Business Mathematics

3

BSAD 116 - Business Organization & Management

3

BSAD 140 - Business Communications

3

BSAD - Electives as Advised

3

CITA 101 - Principles of Computer Applications

3

OFFT 111 - Keyboarding 1A

1

OFFT 112 - Keyboarding 1B

1

OFFT 113 - Keyboarding 2A

1

OFFT 114 - Keyboarding 2B

1

OFFT 117 - Office Administration Orientation

1

OFFT 120 - Document Design for Effective Communication

3

OFFT 130 - Data Entry

1

OFFT 135 - Machine Transcription

2

OFFT 210 - Administrative Support Staff Procedures

3

OFFT 216 - Professional Office Practice

3

OFFT 220 - Document Design for Business Analysis

3

OFFT 291 - Office Tech Internship I

1

OFFT 292 - Office Tech Internship II

1

COMP 101 - Composition & Research

3

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

MATH - as Advised

3

Additional Liberal Arts & Science as Advised

11