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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Office Software Applications Administration (2143)

Earning your associate degree in Office Software Applications Administration will open doors to many high-paying job opportunities. You will learn today’s advanced computer applications and become an expert word processor. Career possibilities include digital publisher, document manager and administrative assistant. Effective communications and decision-making skills are emphasized in this program.

Three technical certificates (Office Software Applications Support, Office Software Applications Specialization and Office Software Applications Management) are offered as an option within this degree program. Students may choose to pursue an A.S. or A.A.S. degree and earn a technical certificate while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you. Students may complete a degree in only one of the three specialty tracks, Office Administration, Medical Office Administration or Office Software Applications. Students who wish to add a second area of specialization after completing a degree should pursue the technical certificate in that area.

This program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Estimated tuition for Florida residents is $4,184 (as of 07/06). Contact the program manager for additional costs (fees, textbooks, materials).


General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  *Mathematics 3
INP 1390 Human Relations in Business and
  *Humanities 3
  *Communications — Area B 3
  Credit Hours 15


Professional Courses
CGS 1570 Microcomputer Applications 3
  or CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications for
  Business and Economics (4)
OST 2771 Word Processing I 3
CGS 2512 Spreadsheet Concepts and Practices 3
CGS 2542 Database Concepts for Microcomputers 3
OST 1108 Keyboard Skill/Speed Building 3
OST 2773 Word Processing II 3
OST 1581 Professional Development in the Work
OST 1324 Business Mathematics 3
CGS 1580 Introduction to Desktop Publishing 3
CGS 2555 Introduction to the Internet 4
  or CGS 2820 Web Site Design and Development  
OST 1384 Introduction to Customer Service 3
CGS 2525 Introduction to Multimedia 3
OST 2335 Applied Business Communications 3
OST 2402 Administrative Support Systems and
OST 1942 Internship 2
  Credit Hours 45

Professional Electives
ACG 2021 Financial Accounting 4
APA 1001 Applied Accounting 3
CGS 2554 Introduction to E-Business 4
CGS 2555 Introduction to the Internet 4
CGS 2571 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 3
CGS 2820 Web Site Design and Development 4
CGS 2821 Advanced Web Site Design and
OST 1100 Keyboarding/Introduction to Word
OST 1145 Data Entry Applications 3
OST 1336 Fundamentals of Business
OST 1355 Introduction to Information and
Records Management
OST 2501 Office Systems Management 3
OST 2946 Internship 3
OST 1936 Technical Career Exploration 2
  Credit Hours 3

Total Program Credits: 63

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.


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