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Office Administration: A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science

CIP Code: 52.0204

This program is not accepting new students at this time.  Please contact program supervisor listed below.


The mission of the Office Administration AAS program is to prepare students for both entry-level and advanced positions, future learning and productive employment in the rapidly changing office technology environment. The Office Administration graduate will be a well-trained office specialist with a solid business and general education background.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Effective Business Communication
    • Graduates of BIT programs will demonstrate the ability to exchange ideas through correct and persuasive written statements, oral presentations, active listening, and the use of communication technologies.
  2. Collaboration
    • Graduates of BIT programs will demonstrate the ability to apply the following skills in a project environment: teamwork, time management, creative problem solving, conflict resolution, diversity awareness, customer service, and community engagement.
  3. Information Literacy/Core Technology
    • Graduates of BIT programs will demonstrate core competency in information literacy and information technology including file management, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, Web tools, information access, evaluation, and application.
  4. Discipline Specific Skills
    • Graduates of BIT programs will demonstrate appropriate mastery of discipline specific skills in one of the following areas: office administration, office technology, desktop publishing, or Website development and maintenance.

Program Supervisor

Mark Ryan, Chairperson
Office: Business Building, Room 134
Telephone: +1 (607) 778-5132

Students in this program concentrate their studies in areas such as computer applications, information processing, business communications, and office management. Graduates are prepared to handle the basic operations and administrative duties of the integrated electronic office. By careful selection of electives, students may be exposed to specific office environments, such as medical or legal offices.

Students interested in obtaining skills or knowledge in a particular field without committing to a full-time degree program may earn a certificate of achievement by completing three to five required courses in areas such as computer applications, business communications, or office management. Interested students should contact the Business Information Technology chairperson for more information.

Sequence of Courses

This model is a two-year course schedule for students meeting all program requirements and deciding to pursue full-time study. Schedules will be redesigned for those requiring preparatory courses or those deciding to pursue part-time study.

See also: Business Information Management

First Year

Spring Semester (18 Credits)

  • Lab Science Elective (3 Credits)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (SPK 110 recommended) (3 Credits)

Second Year

Spring Semester (17 Credits)

  • BIT Elective (3 Credits)
  • Social Science Elective2 (3 Credits)
  • MAT/SCI Elective (3 Credits)

Total Credits: 64


Depending on Mathematics entrance testing scores, the student will take MAT 090 and/or BUS 112.

Students should check with their advisor during the scheduling process to make sure courses are taken in proper sequence and any prerequisites have been met. Some flexibility is available as to when courses must be taken, but not all courses are offered every semester.

Advisor approved General Education Elective

W - Writing Emphasis Course

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