Associate of Applied Science – Concentration in Office Careers

Degree Plan

This program follows a structured schedule, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.

Texarkana College recognizes the growing and diverse objectives of the individual student and has designed the Office Careers program to meet those needs. In this program, students have the opportunity to develop office skills to successfully function in the business world of the 21st Century. The Office Careers program consists of the following options: One-year Certificate (42 SCH) with three completed semesters of study and the Associate of Applied Science Degree (60 SCH) with fours completed semesters of study as listed below. Day and evening classes are available. Day classes are full time; evening classes are half time.

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
POFT 1127
Introduction to Keyboarding
1 POFT 2203
Speed & Accuracy Building
2
POFT 1329
Beginning Keyboarding
3 POFT 2401
Intermediate Keyboarding
4
POFT 1313
Professional Workforce Preparation
3 POFT 1231
Numeric Keypad Applications
2
POFT 1309
Administrative Office Procedures I
3 TECM 1191
Special Topics in Applied Mathematics, General
1
POFT 1319
Records & Information Management I
3 ACNT 1303
Introduction to Accounting I
3
POFT 1291
Special Topics in Business Communications
2
Total 15   Total 12

Sophomore Year

Third Semester Hours   Fourth Semester Hours
POFT 2333
Advanced Keyboarding
3 ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3
ACNT 1304
Introduction to Accounting II
3 BCIS 1305 or EDUC 1300 (core)
Learning Frameworks
3
POFT 1492
Special Topics in Administrative Assistant
Secretarial Science, General
4 ARTS 1301, MUSI 1306, DRAM 1310/2366 (core)
Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, Introduction to Theatre, Voice for Theater
3
POFT 2287
Internship – Administrative Assistant Secretarial Science, General
2 College-level Math or Natural Science (any core course) 3
POFT 2387
Internship – Administrative Assistant Secretarial Science, General
3 SPCH 1315 (core) 3
  Social Science (any core course) 3
Total 15   Total
Office Careers AAS Total
18
60

Gainful Employment

Have questions about this program, the costs involved and what job prospects may exist in the marketplace?  Check our Gainful Employment report.

To learn more, please contact us.

Shawna Watkins
Office Careers Program Coordinator
(903) 823-3063
email
Brandon Washington
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3232
email

Office Careers Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Several courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I

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.

ACNT 1304 Introduction to Accounting II

A study of accounting for merchandising, notes payable, notes receivable, valuation of receivables and equipment, and valuation of inventories in a manual and computerized environment.

POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding

Skill development in keyboarding with emphasis on alphabet, number, and symbol keys by touch. Skills can be applied to computers, tablets, and other equipment with key­boards.

POFT 1231 Business Machine Applications

Skill development in the operation of office equipment.

POFT 1291 Special Topics in Business Communications

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

POFT 1313 Professional Workforce

Preparation for career success including ethics, interpersonal relations, professional attire, and advancement.

POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I

Introduction to basic records information management filing systems including manual and electronic filing.

POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding

Skill development keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents.

POFT 1492 Special Topics in Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science

Topics address skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors relevant to the professional development of the student in his/her specialized areas of interest. The student completes a minimum of three of the ten special topics mini courses offered including Medical Terminology, Medical Office Procedures, Medical Machine Transcription, Legal Office Projects, Legal Terminology and Transcription, Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets, Computerized Accounting, Internet Office Projects, Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations.

POFT 2203 Speed and Accuracy Building

Review, correct, and improve keyboarding techniques for the purpose of increasing speed and improving accuracy. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

POFT 2287/2387 Internship-Admin. Assist/Sec. Science, Gen.

An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to special occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. Must be taken in conjunction with at least one POFT class.

POFT 2333 Advanced Keyboarding

A continuation of keyboarding skills in advanced document formatting emphasizing speed, accuracy, and decision-making.

POFT 2401 Intermediate Keyboarding

A continuation of keyboarding skills emphasizing acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting documents.

TECM 1191 Special Topics in Applied Mathematics

Math skills applicable to business and industry for successful on-the-job performance.