Business Academy

Queensborough Academy
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Office Administration Assistant Certificate Program

The certificate program in Office Administration Assistant prepares students to work as an office administrative assistant in a private corporation, professional office, civil service or government office. This certificate program consolidates three former certificate offerings (Microsoft Office Applications Proficiency Preparation, School Secretary, Accounting/Office Administration Technology). The Office Administration Assistant Certificate incorporates flexibility and choices that allow students to use their business elective credits to select the courses that will best serve their particular interests and meet the ever-changing demands and requirements of the job market. To complete the certificate, students can follow one of the options OR select any 16 credits from the courses listed in any of the options to design an Office Administration Assistant Certificate that meets their future career objectives.

Core Requirements Credits
EN-101
EN-103
English Composition I or
Writing for the New Media
3
BU-500 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (Microsoft Office) 3
BU-801* Typewriting/Keyboarding I* 2
BU-804 Administrative Office Procedures 3
BU-906 Advanced Microsoft Office 3
Subtotal 14
To complete certificate, students must choose one of the four options below:

Option A (Corporate Office Administration Assistant)

BU-907
Word Processing 3
BU-600 Business Internships 3
Select two courses from:
BU-903
BU-810
BU-920
BU-859

Medical Office Procedures
Legal Office Procedures
Graph Presentations Development Using Microsoft PowerPoint
Desktop Publishing
6
BU-XXX Advised Business Electives 4
Subtotal 16
Option B (Legal Office Administration Assistant)
BU-850 Fundamentals of Microsoft Windows 1
BU-907 Word Processing 3
BU-810 Legal Office Procedures 3
BU-301 Business Law I 4
Select on course from:
BU-903
BU-859
BU-920


Medical Office Procedures
Desktop Publishing
Graph Presentations Development Using Microsoft PowerPoint
3
Free Electives 3
Subtotal 16
Option C (Accounting/Office Administration Assistant)
MA-321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society 3
BU-101 Principles of Accounting I 4
BU-111** Computer Applications in Accounting 3
BU-600 Business Internships 3
BU-XXX
Select one of the following:
BU-102
BU-201
BU-530


Advised Business ElectivesPrinciples of Accounting II
Business Organization and Management
Spreadsheet Applications
3-4
Subtotal 16-17
Option D (Healthcare Office Administration Assistant)
BU-850 Fundamentals of Microsoft Windows 1
BU-903 Medical Office Procedures 3
BU-907 Word Processing 3
BU-600 Business Internships 3
BU-916 Medical Coding I 3
BU-917 Healthcare Information Management 3
Subtotal 16
*To complete the certificate, students can follow one of the options OR select any 16 credits from the courses listed in any of the options to design an Office Administration Certificate that meets their future career objectives.
Total Credits Required 30

*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:

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:

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.

**Students may take BU-111 upon completion of BU-101 with a grade of C or better. A pre-requisite waiver will be granted to students enrolled in the Accounting/Office Administration Technology Certificate Program.