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    Oct 21, 2021  
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog 
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog

Office Administration - Office Finance, A.A.S. (A25370FI)

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The Office Administration-Office Finance curriculum prepares individuals for employment as administrative office personnel responsible for providing financial, administrative, and clerical services in order to ensure effective, efficient, and accurate financial and administrative operations.

Course work includes computer applications, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office tasks and procedures, records management, office computations and finance, principles of financial management, and payroll accounting.

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 entering payroll information such as tax and withholding information and processing and creating payroll checks in an office environment.

Course Selection Information

Students, to help you progress in your degree program, take prerequisite courses along with English and Math early in your academic career. This will align you for greater success in completing your program of study. Click on the courses listed below to ensure you are aware of prerequisites. The order shown below under the student program priorities is a guide.

Student Program Priorities:

  1. OST 130 OST 137 , ACC 120  
  2. OST 134 OST 136 OST 138 OST 164  


Total Credit Hours: 15


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Total Credit Hours: 9


Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Program Hours: 69


Students may complete up to one (1) hour credit from WBL courses.  Please contact the Work-Based Learning office for more information.

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