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Office Technology Management

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The Office Technology Management degree prepares students for a variety of roles in today’s ever-changing 21st century office environment. Students will gain a solid foundation in office management skills with opportunities for specialization in Administrative or Medical Office Technology Management.  Not only will students gain an understanding of the roles and skills used by administrative assistants, they will also gain vital knowledge in business, business communication, and accounting.

Each concentration offers excellent employment opportunities in a variety of administrative, clerical, and other front office roles in a variety of industries. Career paths include jobs such as administrative assistant, executive secretary, general office manager, office clerk, receptionist, and medical office assistant. Opportunities are especially strong in customer service, hospital administration, medical offices, law firms, religious organizations, real estate firms, government offices, car dealerships, hotels, schools, sports teams, libraries, transportation and manufacturing.

Students in this program will be expected to:

  • Have a strong command of the English language, including written and oral communications;
  • Demonstrate reading comprehension skills appropriate for a college-level class.
  • Demonstrate arithmetic and computation skills;
  • Possess eye/hand coordination (dexterity) for manipulating computer keyboards and other office equipment;
  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to produce legible written documents in a timely manner and use a keyboard and calculator;
  • Be comfortable using computers and computer application software;
  • Have the ability to cope with multi-tasking, self-management of some course content/tasks/simulations, and a variety of teaching/learning methods;
  • Be able to sit or stand at a desk or workstation and stay on task for extended periods of time;
  • Have the ability to follow instructions;

Exercise professional decorum in the classroom environment.

ADMNISTRATIVE OFFICE ASSISTANT DEGREE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENGL100L  English Composition 4 0 4
ESNT120L  College Essentials 1 0 1
OTM121L  Business Documentation I 2 2 3
OTM125L  Administrative Office Management 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 16 2 17
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
BUS130L  Introduction to Business 3 0 3
CIS132L Software Applications 3 2 4
ENGL124L Business Communications 3 0 3
OTM221L  Business Documentation II 2 2 3
  Business  Elective 3 0 3
  Total 14 4 16
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ACCT131L   Accounting I 3 0 3
CIS242L  Database Management and Design 2 2 3
OTM225L   Administrative Office Procedures 2 2 3
  Business Elective 3 0 3
  Mathematics Elective 3 0 3
  Open Elective 3 0 3
  Total 16 4 18
 

Second Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
OTM140L  Principles of Records Management 2 0 2
BUS115L  Professional Development 1 0 1
CIS235L  Spreadsheets 2 2 3
ACCT273L  Introduction to Computerized Accounting 2 2 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3 0 3
  Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 13 4 15
 
 
Total Credits for First Year: 33
Total Credits for Second Year: 33
Total Credits: 66

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT DEGREE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENGL100L  English Composition 4 0 4
ESNT120L  College Essentials 1 0 1
OTM121L  Business Documentation I 2 2 3
OTM125L  Administrative Office Management 3 0 3
OTM131L  Medical Terminology 3 0 3
OTM156L  Law and Ethics for the Medical Professional 3 0 3
  Total 16 2 17
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
BUS130L  Introduction to Business 3 0 3
CIS132L Software Applications 3 2 4
ENGL124L Business Communications 3 0 3
OTM221L  Business Documentation II 2 2 3
  Business  Elective 3 0 3
  Total 14 4 16
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ACCT131L   Accounting I 3 0 3
  Business Elective 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Mathematics Elective 3 0 3
  Open Elective 3 0 3
  Total 18 0 18
 

Second Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
OTM140L  Principles of Records Management 2 0 2
BUS115L  Professional Development 1 0 1
OTM252L Medical Insurance Billing 3 0 3
OTM227L   Medical Office Procedures 2 2 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3 0 3
  Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 14 2 15
 
Total Credits for First Year: 33
Total Credits for Second Year: 33
Total Credits: 66

Office Technology Management students may take any business or accounting class to satisfy business electives as long as it is not required course in the program. 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ACCT131L  Accounting I 3 0 3
BUS115L  Professional Development 1 0 1
CIS132L Software Applications 3 4 4
ENGL124L   Business Communications 3 0 3
OTM121L  Business Documentation I 2 2 3
OTM125L  Administrative Office Management 3 0 3
OTM140L  Principles of Records Management 2 0 2
OTM221L  Business Documentation II 2 2 3
OTM225L  Administrative Office Procedures 2 2 3
ACCT273L  Introduction to Computerized Accounting 2 2 3
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 24 10 29

Total Credits: 29

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
BUS115L  Professional Development 1 0 1
CIS132L Software Applications 3 4 4
OTM121L  Business Documentation I 2 2 3
OTM125L  Administrative Office Management 3 0 3
OTM131L  Medical Terminology 3 0 3
OTM140L  Principles of Records Management 2 0 2
OTM156L  Law and Ethics for the Medical Professional 3 0 3
OTM221L  Business Documentation II 2 2 3
OTM227L   Medical Office Procedures 2 2 3
OTM252L   Medical Insurance Billing 3 0 3
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 25 8 29

Total Credits: 29

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