Associate of Applied Science – Concentration in Office Careers

Degree Plan

Office Careers Courses

Hours
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3
POFT 1313 Professional Workforce 3
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures 3
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I 3
POFT 1291 Special Topics in Business Communications 2
POFT 2203 Speed and Accuracy Building 2
POFT 2401 Intermediate Keyboarding 4
POFT 1231 Business Machine Applications 2
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
TECM 1191 Special Topics in Applied Mathematics 1
POFT 2333 Advanced Keyboarding 3
ACNT 1304 Introduction to Accounting II 3
POFT 1492 Special Topics in Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science 4
POFT 2287 Internship-Admin. Assist/Sec. Science, Gen. 2
POFT 2387 Internship-Admin. Assist/Sec. Science, Gen. 3

Core Courses

Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I (core) 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications (core) 3
MATH or Life & Physical Sciences (any core course) 3
Creative Arts (any core course) 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Speaking (core) 3
Social & Behavioral Science (any core course) 3

Total Hours: 60 SCH

To learn more, please contact us.

Dianne Henline
Office Careers Program Coordinator
(903) 823-3063
email
Ronda Dozier
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3088
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.