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

Major requirements for the degree program
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:)

Electives for the degree program
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

additional major requirements for the degree program
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.

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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