Office Administration

The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers. It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace.

Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics. Emphasis is placed on nontechnical as well as technical skills.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions in business, government, and industry. Job classifications range from entry level to supervisor to middle management.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree and a Certificate. The appropriate coursework is listed below.

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Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Office Administration┬áDegree (A25370)
  • Office Administration Certificate (C25370)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Office Administration

Curriculum Code: A25370

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
OST 131 Keyboarding 1 2 2
OST 137 Office Software Applications 2 2 3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3 0 3
OST 184 Records Management 2 2 3
15 6 18
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3 0 3
MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2 2 3
OST 134 Text Entry and Formatting 2 2 3
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 3
PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
15 6 18
SUMMER SEMESTER (1st Year)
WEB 140 Web Development Tools 2 2 3
2 2 3
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 3
DBA 112 Database Utilization 2 2 3
ACC 115 College Accounting 3 2 4
OST 140 Internet Comm/Research 1 2 2
OST 223 Admin Office Transcript I 2 2 3
OST 236 Adv Word/Information Processing 2 2 3
12 12 18
SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
ACC 150 Acct Software 1 2 2
ACC 140 Payroll 1 2 2
OST 233 Office Publications Design 2 2 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3 0 3
OST 289 Administrative Office Management 2 2 3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 3
11 11 16
Total Semester Hours: 73

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 160 Introduction to Film
ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 211 Humanities I
ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 211 Theatre History I MUS 210 History of Rock Music
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 213 Opera and Music Theatre
ENG 231 American Literature I PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
ENG 232 American Literature II PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
ENG 241 British Literature I REL 112 Western Religions
ENG 242 British Literature II REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 212 Intro to New Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 221 Religion in America
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture

Course Requirements for Office Administration Certificate

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Curriculum Code: C25370

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
OST 131* Keyboarding 1 2 2
OST 137 Office Software Applications 2 2 3
3 4 5
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheets 2 2 3
4 4 6
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
OST 236 Adv Word/Information Proc 2 2 3
OST 184 Records Management 2 2 3
4 4 6
Total Semester Hours: 17

*Students who demonstrate mastery of touch keyboarding through academic high school transcripts may request to take a challenge exam for OST 131 Keyboarding.


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