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 two Certificate. The appropriate coursework is listed below.

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Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Office Administration¬†Degree (A25370)
  • Office Software Certificate (C25370)
  • Customer Service Certificate (C25370A)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Office Administration

Curriculum Code: A25370

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FallL Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
OST 131 Keyboarding 1 2 2
OST 164 Office Editing 3 0 3
OST 184 Records Management 2 2 3
12 6 15

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy or 2 2 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy (2) (2) (3)
OST 134 Text Entry and Formatting 2 2 3
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 3
OST 159 Office Ethics 3 0 3
9 6 12

Summer Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc 3 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
9 0 9

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACC 115 College Acct 3 2 4
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 3
DBA 112 Database Utilization 2 2 3
MKT 223 Customer Service 3 0 3
OST 137 Office Software Applicat 2 2 3
OST 236 Adv Word/Information Processing 2 2 3
14 10 19

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com 3 0 3
OST 138 Office Applications II 2 2 3
OST 166 Speech Recognition 1 2 2
OST 286 Professional Development 3 0 3
OST 289 Office Admin Capstone 2 2 3
11 6 14
Total Semester Hours: 69

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
*ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 230 Leadership Development
HUM 110 Technology and Society *MUS 110 Music Appreciation
HUM 115 Critical Thinking *PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
*Approved as Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. 

Course Requirements for Office Administration Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Office Software Certificate (C25370)

Fall Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
OST 131 Keyboarding 1 2 2
OST 137 Office Software Applications 2 2 3
5 6 8

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
CTS 130 Spreadsheets 2 2 3
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 3
OST 138 Office Applications II 2 2 3
6 6 9
Total Semester Hours: 17

Customer Service Certificate (C25370A)

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
MKT 223 Customer Service 3 0 3
6 4 8

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 3
OST 159 Office Ethics 3 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3 0 3
8 2 9
Total Semester Hours: 17


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