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    May 24, 2018  
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog 
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog

Office Administration - Office Software Specialist, A.A.S. (A25370SW)

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The Office Administration-Office Software Specialists curriculum prepares individuals for employment as administrative office personnel who work in all types of businesses as technicians in a variety of software applications that may include word processing, presentations, databases, spreadsheets, and electronic communications.

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

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of office positions in business, government, and industry. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate effective written communication techniques related to office administration.
  2. Demonstrate, identify and assess appropriate procedures and tasks performed in an office environment.
  3. Demonstrate, identify and assess appropriate procedures for creating and formatting mailable publications in an office environment

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes the Office Administration-Office Software Specialist Associate in Applied Science Degree for accreditation.


Total Credit Hours: 15

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Total Credit Hours: 17

Total Credit Hours: 18

Total Program Hours: 76


Major course credits earned over five (5) years ago will not apply toward an associate degree in Office Administration.

Students may complete up to three (3) hours credit from WBL courses.  Please contact the work-based learning office for more information.

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