degree program course listing table
Course no. Course title Common core category Credits
Common core requirements
EN-101 English Composition I I.A 3
EN-102 English Composition II I.A 3
MA-321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society I.B 3
Laboratory Science I.C 3-4
SP-211 Speech Communication II.B 3
ECON-101 or ECON-102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
or
Introduction to Microeconomics
II.D 3
Social Science or History elective II.A/II.B/II.D/II.E 3
Subtotal 21-22
Major requirements
BU-201 Business Organization and Management 3
BU-801 Typewriting/Keyboarding I 2
BU-802 Typewriting/Keyboarding II 2
BU-812 Transcription and Dictation of Business Documents 2
BU-804 Administrative Office Procedures 3
BU-850 Fundamentals of Microsoft Windows 1
BU-907 Word Processing 3
CIS-101 (formerly BU-500) Introduction to Microcomputer Applications 3
BU-859 Desktop Publishing 3
BU-906 Advanced Microsoft Office 3
Any BU-800 or BU-900 course 3
Business electives 6
Subtotal 34
Additional major requirements
One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): choose from BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; or PH-112 0-1
HE-101 or HE-102 or one course in Physical Education from PE-400 or 500 series or one from DAN-100 series 1
Subtotal 1-2
Electives
Free electives 3
Subtotal 3
Total credits required 60

All students must complete two (2) Writing Intensive designated classes 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 - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral 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
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments

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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