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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Office Administration

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Office Administration
Certificate of Achievement in Office Administration
Certificate in Basic Computer Competency
Certificate in Office Administration

Office Administration Program
www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/
Sandy Sloan, Advisor (530) 895-2385
Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies.

The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a certificate or AS Degree in Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st Century workplace. These courses include office administration, business English, business math, business communications, accounting, records management, and a variety of office technologies.

Today's typical office administrator oversees the day-to-day operations in an office, including managing and supporting employees; creating, editing, and updating simple-to-complex documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases; planning and scheduling meetings and appointments; managing projects; organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files; conducting research; disseminating information using the telephone, mail services, websites, and e-mails; assisting with budgets; and monitoring the usage of office equipment and supplies.

In addition to the Office Administration major, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Legal Office Administration and Medical Office Administration.

Students are encouraged to examine each of the majors and speak with both an academic counselor and a designated department advisor to determine which major fits their needs.

Career Opportunities
Office Administrator, Administrative Associate, Office Assistant, Receptionist, Administrative Secretary, Executive Secretary, Information Clerk, Front Office Coordinator.

Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Office Administration:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0131301CA.html

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Office Administration 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Apply effective listening, oral, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills when encountering typical workplace interactions and dilemmas.
  • Solve mathematical problems; analyze and interpret data; and apply sound-decision-making skills.
  • Identify and describe current technologies used in today's businesses and apply these technologies to solve business problems, improve organizational productivity, and achieve the goals of business.
  • Identify and describe accepted accounting principles and complete the steps in an accounting cycle in order to prepare financial statements.
  • Identify, explain, and demonstrate appropriate practices & methods used for handling office administration tasks.
Required courses for the major: 38 - 39 Units

BCIS 99 Work Experience-BCIS Has prerequisite(s)2


Certificate of Achievement in Office Administration 29 - 30 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Solve mathematical problems; analyze and interpret data; and apply sound decision-making skills.
  • Identify and describe current technologies used in today's businesses and apply these technologies to solve business problems, improve organizational productivity, and achieve the goals of business.
  • Identify and describe accepted accounting principles and complete the steps in an accounting cycle in order to prepare financial statements.
  • Identify, explain, and demonstrate appropriate practices & methods used for handling office administration tasks.
Required courses for the certificate:


Certificate in Basic Computer Competency 5 - 6 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of basic computer operations, use input technology, and apply knowledge of file management and the operating system.
  • Identify and describe current technologies used in today's businesses and apply these technologies to solve business problems, improve organizational productivity, and achieve the goals of business.
  • Demonstrate a minimum keyboarding skill of 25 words per minute.
Required courses for the certificate:


Certificate in Office Administration 12 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Solve mathematical problems; analyze and interpret data; and apply sound decision-making skills.
  • Identify and describe current technologies used in today's businesses and apply these technologies to solve business problems, improve organizational productivity, and achieve the goals of business.
Required courses for the certificate:

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