Office Systems Technology Administrative Assistant

An administrative assistant performs a large number of administrative tasks in order for a business or organization to run effectively and efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office, plan and schedule meetings and appointments, organize and maintain paper and electronic files and manage projects. They conduct research and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, Web sites and e-mail. They also handle travel and guest arrangements and provide “in-house” computer and software training. Administrative assistants resolve day-to-day problems, make decisions and display skill in communication, organization and time management.   Apply & Register Program Details

An administrative assistant performs a large number of administrative tasks in order for a business or organization to run effectively and efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office, plan and schedule meetings and appointments, organize and maintain paper and electronic files and manage projects. They conduct research and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, Web sites and e-mail. They also handle travel and guest arrangements and provide “in-house” computer and software training. Administrative assistants resolve day-to-day problems, make decisions and display skill in communication, organization and time management.

 


Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
ACC-104 Financial Accounting 3
CSC-101 Computer Literacy 3
OST-113 Keyboarding & Document Processing 3
OST-123 Introduction Microsoft Word 3
    15
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
ACC-105 Managerial Accounting or  
ACC-213 Computerized Accounting 3
OST-151 Powerpoint1 3
OST-224 Advanced Microsoft Word and Desktop Publishing1 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective 3
HPE.... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    16
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
CIS-191 Internet: Tools & Techniques 3
ECO-101 Macroeconomics 3
MGT-102 Introduction to Management 3
SOC-205 Social Diversity 3
...-... Humanities General Education Elective 3
HPE.... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    16
Second Semester
CIS-102 Spreadsheets 3
BUS-201 Co-op I: Business or  
CIS-103 Database Management 3
MGT-212 Human Resource Management 3
OST-241 Administrative Office Procedures or  
MGT-214 Office Management1 3
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 62
1 Offered in spring semester only.
NOTE: Several Office Systems Technology (OST) courses in this program lend themselves to credit by examination for those students who believe that through prior learning (e.g., self-directed study, on-the-job training, or past employment) they have acquired the competency ordinarily associated with satisfactory course completion. To obtain further information, contact the program coordinator at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4424.

Program Goals

  • To develop proficiency in basic and advanced computer skills including keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentation software and Internet usage.
  • To assure students demonstrate the skills needed to prepare oral and written communications that meet business standards.
  • To assure that students possess professional values and exhibit professional behaviors in the workplace by demonstrating an understanding and appreciation for other cultures and backgrounds.
  • To prepare students for employment or advancement in office support positions.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Exhibit strong keyboarding skills to improve accuracy, speed and general efficiency in computer operations, and for securing and maintaining an office position.
  2. Communicate information orally and in the writing and production of business documents.
  3. Exhibit interpersonal skills and abilities in teamwork including an understanding and appreciation for persons of other cultures and backgrounds.
  4. Manage multiple office tasks, researching and prioritizing; both individually and collaboratively.
  5. Prepare to take an examination for Microsoft Office Specialist certification.

Employment Opportunities

Administrative assistants usually work in schools, hospitals, corporate settings, government agencies, or legal and medical offices. Listed below are some of the possible employment opportunities.

  • Administrative assistant/secretary
  • Executive assistant
  • Office administrator/manager
  • Help desk assistant
  • Word processing specialist
  • General office clerk

Contact Person

Professor Sondi Lee, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4558
email: slee@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

52.0401

Program Code

ADA.AAS