Jun 26, 2022  
2022-23 Gaston College Catalog 
2022-23 Gaston College Catalog

Office Administration, A.A.S. (A25370)

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The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as administrative office personnel who perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks, as well as providing support to managers and employees and assisting in daily office needs.

Course work includes computer applications, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office tasks and procedures, records management, keyboarding and formatting skills, and knowledge of emerging technologies in an office environment.

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 office documents.

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  
  2. OST 134 OST 136 OST 138 OST 164  



Total Program Hours: 70


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

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