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Office and Business Technology

Certificate

This program prepares students for potential employment as office workers who perform general clerical/office duties.

General Education
ENGL 1100Communication Skills *3
READ 1100Reading Skills *3
OADM 1208Mathematics for Office Careers *3
Major Field Courses
OADM 1101Office Accounting Procedures3
OADM 1150Document Processing I3
OADM 1151Document Processing II3
OADM 1220Office Procedures3
OADM 1230Business English3
OADM 1232Business Communications3
OADM 1240Desktop Publishing3
OADM 1242Spreadsheet Applications3
OADM 1250Professional Development3
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Total Hours37

 

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Students who meet or exceed the required degree-level learning support minimums may choose to take ENGL 1101 for ENGL 1100, ENGL 1102 for READ 1100, and/or MATH 1111 for MATH 1104 when recommended by their advisor.


 

Courses

OADM 1101. Office Accounting Procedures. 3-0-3 Units.

Students are introduced to the accounting cycle with emphasis on accounting procedures typical in the service business. Students prepare financial statements, work with journals and ledgers, prepare banking statements, and develop skill in the use of spreadsheet software. Peachtree Accounting software is also used in this course, which includes setting up a new business, creating the chart of accounts, recording transactions into the general Journal and posting to the general ledger, creating reports for financial statements (income statement and balance sheet) and discussing how these are used to make business decisions. (Career Course)

OADM 1102. Intermediate Office Accounting Procedures. 3-0-3 Units.

Students continue with the principles learned in OADM 1101, and will learn the procedures for accounting receivables and payables, promissory notes, bad debts, depreciation, accruals and deferrals, partnerships, and corporations. Students use EXCEL and Peachtree to work toward enhancing the skills in the computer environment. Students learn how to add customer and vendor accounts in the Peachtree environment. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: OADM 1101

OADM 1104. Small Business Accounting Systems. 3-0-3 Units.

A study of accounting procedures using computer simulation packages. Students will create and manipulate data in the general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable, as well other procedures needed for small businesses. (Career Course, offered as needed)(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: OADM 1101 or ACCT 2101

OADM 1120. Workplace Communication Skills. 3-0-3 Units.

A basic course in the effective use of oral and written communication skills related to the workplace. Emphasis is on effective preparation and presentation of workplace information. (Career course, offered as needed)

OADM 1140. Basic Keyboarding. 1-0-1 Unit.

Students are taught the type-by-touch method of keyboarding, as well as file management, and some basic features of Microsoft Office and Word 2007. This course meets the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)

OADM 1150. Document Processing I. 3-0-3 Units.

Students are taught the type-by-touch method of keyboarding, file management, and features of Microsoft Office and Word 2007. As the course progresses, students develop skills in formatting business letters, memos, tables, reports applying features of Microsoft Word in preparing these documents. Emphasis is placed on accuracy, proofreading, prioritizing, and decision-making skills. Grammar and spelling rules are also reinforced in this course. This course meets the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)

OADM 1151. Document Processing II. 2-2-3 Units.

Students continue to develop skills in preparing business documents using advanced features in Microsoft Word. Students format reports in MLA style and APA style. Time management, problem-solving, and decision-making skills are important components of this course. Grammar, number rules, capitalization rules, comma rules are reinforced. Speed-building and accuracy are stressed. This course meets the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: OADM 1150 with a grade of "C" or better

OADM 1208. Mathematics for Office Careers. 3-0-3 Units.

Students develop skills in the fundamental processes of fractions, percentages, averages, interest, and the application of these skills to business situations. (Career Course)

OADM 1214. Medical Machine Transcription I. 2-2-3 Units.

Designed to orient the student to the various medical reports and terminology used daily in the medical office. The student will learn to use dictation equipment by using cassettes to transcribe medical reports. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: OADM 1150

OADM 1215. Medical Machine Transcription II. 2-2-3 Units.

Continuation of Medical Machine Transcription I. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: OADM 1214 with a grade of "C" or better

OADM 1216. Medical Machine Transcription III. 2-2-3 Units.

Continuation of Medical Machine Transcription II. Includes a practicum in a health care facility. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: OADM 1215 with a grade of "C" or better

OADM 1220. Office Procedures. 3-0-3 Units.

Students enhance their research skills as they prepare research papers on topics such as international customs, and they develop advanced presentation skills using electronic media. Teamwork is stressed, and students serve as both team managers and team members as they play and coordinate presentations and present finding on topics concerning meetings, travel, leadership skills, management of paper and electronic records, telecommunications, business ethics, postal services, lifelong learner concepts, and virtual workplace management skills. This class satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: OADM 1150, OADM 1230, ENGL 1101

OADM 1230. Business English. 3-0-3 Units.

Students study English grammar and punctuation principles as they apply to communication in Business. Emphasis is placed on subject/verb agreement, verb tense, punctuation rules, recognizing and correcting run-on sentences, comma-splice errors, and sentence fragments. Students are taught to recognize active and passive voice and when to use the appropriate voice in business documents. (Career Course)

OADM 1232. Business Communications. 3-0-3 Units.

Students must be able to transfer/assimilate their English/writing skills and their computer/document processing skills to be successful in this course. Students develop skills in communicating good/neutral news messages, unpleasant news messages, and persuasive messages with professionalism for the business world. Students are case studies, and they must read and prepare the appropriate written responses. Students also prepare an employment package. Critical thinking, time-management, and decision making skills are emphasized in this course. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1101 or OADM 1230

OADM 1240. Desktop Publishing. 3-0-3 Units.

This advanced level course requires students to develop desktop publishing skills for the workplace. Students complete assignments covering reports, letterhead and memorandum design, two- and three-column newsletters, booklets, and brochures, certificates, awards, promotional materials, business cards, labels, scanned items, graphics elements, WordArt images, advanced line formatting, merge, and style features. Students compile a portfolio of their work to submit to prospective employers during interviews. This class satisfies the campus literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: OADM 1150

OADM 1242. Spreadsheet Applications. 2-2-3 Units.

Students develop skills in Windows-based spreadsheet software. Emphasis is placed on office-style activities and critical thinking skills. This course meets the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: OADM 1150

OADM 1250. Professional Development. 3-0-3 Units.

Emphasis is placed on developing job search skills and human relation skills. Each student will prepare an employment package which includes a resume, application letter, and job application form. Time is also spent on in-depth communication skills, interviewing skills, goal setting and a variety of employment issues. (Career Course)(F,S,M)

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