Automated Office Personnel One-Year Certificate – Level One

Whether working in an office or owning your own business is the goal, you’re looking for that edge that will set you apart from the others. From spreadsheets to payroll, databases to web development, you’ll walk away from this program with an array of skills in your briefcase, and straight into the door of your next career..

Degree Plan

Summer I Hours   Summer II Hours
BCIS 1305
Business Computer Applications
3 ACCT 2301 or ACNT 1303
Principles of Financial Accounting or Introduction to Accounting I
Total 3   Total 3


Fall Semester Hours   Spring Semester Hours
ARTC 1313
Digital Publishing I
3 Approved Electives (2)* 6
ITSW 1304
Introduction to Spreadsheets
3 IMED 1316
Web Design I
ITNW 1308
Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems
3 ACNT 1311
Introduction to Computerized Accounting
POFI 2340
Advanced Word Processing
Total 12   Total
Total Hours


* Approved Electives:

ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting,

COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I,

COSC 1337 Programming Fundamentals II,

COSC 2336 Programming Fundamentals III,

CPMT 1311 Introduction to Computer Maintenance,

ITMT 1303 Querying MS SQL Server with Transact-SQL,

ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies,

ITNW 1351 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs,

ITNW 1353 Supporting Network Server Infrastructure,

ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers,

ITSC 1315 Project Management Software,

ITSC 1321 Intermediate PC Operating Systems,

ITSC 2339 Personal Computer Help Desk Support,

ITSE 1331 Introduction to Visual BASIC Programming,

ITSW 1310 Presentation Media Software,

ITSW 2334 Advanced Spreadsheets


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To learn more, please contact us.

Dr. Dixon Boyles
Dean of Business and Social Sciences

Automated Office Personnel Course Descriptions

ACNT 1303 W - Introduction to Accounting I (lecture and lab hours will vary by program).

A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. Emphasis on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll.

ACCT 2301 A - Principals of Financial Accounting (3,3,0).

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting as prescribed by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as applied to transactions and events that affect business organizations. Students will examine the procedures and systems to accumulate, analyze, measure, and record financial transactions. Students will use recorded financial information to prepare a balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and statement of shareholders’ equity to communicate the business entity’s results of operations and financial position to users of financial information who are external to the company. Students will study the nature of assets, liabilities, and owners’ equity while learning to use reported financial information for purposes of making decisions about the company. Students will be exposed to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

ARTC 1313 W - Digital Publishing I (3,2,4).

The fundamentals of using digital layout as a primary publishing tool and the basic concepts and terminology associated with typography and page layout.

ACNT 1311 W - Introduction to Computerized Accounting (3,2,4).

Introduction to utilizing the computer in maintaining accounting records, making management decisions, and processing common business applications with primary emphasis on a general ledger package. Prerequisite or Concurrent enrollment: ACCT 2301.

BCIS 1305 A - Business Computer Applications (3,2,4).

Computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems relating to the business environment. The main focus of this course is on business applications of software, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet. When taking online: Must have a computer with Windows OS. Tests will be administered in the TC Testing Center (Unless administered by a pre-approved proctor outside of the Texarkana area).

IMED 1316 W - Web Design I (3,2,4).

Instruction in web design and related graphic design including mark-up languages, and browser issues.

ITNW 1308 W - Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems (3,2,4).

The fundamentals of managing and configuring network clients.

ITSW 1304 W - Introduction to Spreadsheets (lecture and lab hours will vary by program).

The objective of this course is for students to become proficient in the use of electronic spreadsheets. Emphasis is placed on creating basic to advanced spreadsheets having a professional appearance. At the completion of the class students will be knowledgeable of spreadsheet layout, cell formatting, relative, mixed, and absolute cell references, named cells, formula composition, graphing, goal seeking, spreadsheet databases, and commonly used spreadsheet functions such as Sum, Round, If, Pmt, Lookup, and various other financial and statistical functions. Prerequisite: BCIS 1305.

POFI 2340 W - Advanced Word Processing (3,3,1).

This course is designed to acquaint the student with principles of data entry and word processing. Extensive formatting for technical documents, merging techniques, macros, graphics and desktop publishing are covered. Emphasis on business applications will be incorporated by implementing advanced features; importing data; and incorporating graphics, collaborative, and special functions to enhance documents.