Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

Common Core Requirements

degree program course listing table
Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-321: Mathematics in Contemporary Society 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course)2
3-43
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. SP-211: Speech Communication 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. ECON-101: Introduction to Macroeconomics
or
ECON-102: Introduction to Microeconomics

3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2D. or 2E. Social Science or History elective 3
Subtotal 21-223

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
BU-201: Business Organization and Management 3
BU-801: Typewriting/Keyboarding 2
BU-804: Administrative Office Procedures 3
BU-812: Transcription and Dictation of Business Documents 2
BU-850: Fundamentals of Microsoft Windows
1
BU-859: Desktop Publishing
3
BU-860: Professional Business Career Development and the Virtual Office 3
BU-906: Advanced Microsoft Office 3
BU-907: Word Processing
3
CIS-101: Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
3
Subtotal 26

Electives (choose 10-12 credits from:)

Courses Credits
BU-101: Principles of Accounting I 4
BU-301: Business Law I 3
BU-600: Business Internships 3
BU-810: Legal Office Procedures 3
BU-903: Medical Office Procedures 3
BU-916: Medical Coding and Billing I 3
BU-917: Healthcare Information Management 3
BU-918: Medical Coding and Billing II 3
CIS-206: Spreadsheet Business Applications 3
CIS-208: Database Management Systems 3
Subtotal 10-12

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
Laboratory Science4: BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; or PH-112 0-1
HE-101: Introduction to Health Education
or
HE-102: Health Behavior & Society  
or
one course in Physical Education from PE-400 or 500 series or one from DAN-100 series


1-2
Subtotal 1-3

Total Credits Required

60

1 Students who have had previous training in typewriting/keyboarding may replace BU-801 with 2 free elective credits. To be excused from BU-801, the keyboarding/ typewriting course that was taken at another institution must be evaluated and approved by a full-time member of the Office Administration and Technology (Business Department) faculty. In addition, students requesting to be excused from BU-801 must pass an exam which consists of the following:

  • The ability to touch type for 3 minutes between 35-40 words per minute with a maximum of 3 errors
  • The ability to format business documents (letters, memorandums, manuscripts, tables) using word processing software at a professional level

OR

Students who have had previous training in typewriting/keyboarding may receive 2 credits for BU-801 by passing Credit by Exam which consists of the following:

  • The ability to touch type for 3 minutes between 35-40 words per minute with a maximum of 3 errors
  • The ability to format business documents (letters, memorandums, manuscripts, tables) using word processing software at a professional level Those taking Credit by Exam must register and pay for the course. An additional fee is charged for those taking Credit by Exam. Those students who pass Credit by Exam are given credit for BU-801 and receive a grade of P. Those students who do not pass Credit by Exam must complete the BU-801 course in which they have already registered. Students must take Credit by Exam within the first two weeks of the semester. 

2 STEM Variant in Required Core 1C  satisfies laboratory science elective requirement.

3 The credit range accounts for STEM Variant in 1C.

4 For students who do take 4 credit STEM Variant in Required Core 1C this laboratory science elective is not required.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.A.S. Degree in Office Administration and Technology - Catalog Year 2016-17

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society

(Required Core 1B)

3

MA 010 or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement test, or exemption

CIS 101 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications

3

None

BU 801* Typewriting/Keyboarding I 

2

None

BU 850 Fundamentals of Microsoft Windows

1

None

BU 859 Desktop Publishing

3

None

Total credits for the term

15


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 102 English Composition II (Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

BU 804 Administrative Office Procedures Offered in Spring

3

None

BU-802 Typewriting/Keyboarding

2

BU 801 Typewriting/Keyboarding I

BU 906 Advanced Microsoft Office Offered in Spring

3

CIS 101 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications

BU 201 Business Organization and Management

3

None

Total credits for the term

14


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Required Core 1.C. Life & Physical Sciences – Select one course

3-4

Check individual prerequisites for pre- and co-requisites

Science Laboratory course (Students who take a 4 credit course for 1.C. have met this requirement.)

0-1

Co-requisite: 3-credit Science course in 1.C.

SP 211 Speech Communication

(Flexible Core 2B)

3

Satisfactory completion of speech placement test, or successful completion of SP-020, or SP-005 and/or SP-06.

BU 812 Transcription and Dictation of Business Documents

2

BU-801 Typewriting/Keyboarding I

BU 907 Word Processing

3

None

Any BU 800 or BU 900 course

3

Check individual prerequisites for pre- and co-requisites


Total credits for the term

15


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ECON-101 Introduction to Macroeconomics OR

ECON-102 Introduction to Microeconomics - (Flexible core 2.D)

3

BE-122 (OR BE-226), OR satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment test.

Social Science or History elective (Flexible Core 2A, 2B, 2D or 2E)

3

Check individual prerequisites for pre- and co-requisites

Select one from HE 101 Introduction to Health Education OR

HE 102 Health Behavior & Society OR PE 400, 500 series or DAN 100 Series

1-2

Check individual prerequisites for pre- and co-requisites

Business or CIS Electives

6

Check individual prerequisites for pre- and co-requisites

Free Electives

3

Total credits for the term

16-17

Total credits required for the A.A.S. in Office Administration and Technology

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. *Students wishing to be excused from BU-801 (Typewriting/Keyboarding I) must obtain approval from a full-time member of the Office Administration and Technology (Business Department). If approved, BU 801 may be replaced with 2 free elective credits. Those wishing to receive 2 credits without attending BU-801 (credit by exam) must register and pay for the course and pass a placement test within the first two weeks of the semester.
  3. Students in AAS programs must complete one course from two to three of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.).
  4. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  5. Indicate if any courses are only offered in the fall or spring terms

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Office Administration and Technology 

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in office administration and technology
  2. Make ethical judgements while recognizing multiple perspectives
  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
  4. Demonstrate appropriate business communications skills in office settings when dealing with co-workers, customers/clients/patients, and supervisors
  5. Apply technical skills and use advanced office software to create and edit business documents
  6. Use foundational business principles to evaluate and solve problems for business management and software applications.

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