Office Assistant (CP)

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An office assistant gathers and inputs data into a computer to perform clerical duties and to maintain business records and reports. The office assistant typically performs a variety of other duties, including filing, sorting mail, answering the telephone, posting data, and doing calculations on desk top calculators.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
BTEC 107BUSINESS ENGLISH5
Subtotal5
Computational Skills
BUS  102BUSINESS MATH APPLICATIONS5
Subtotal5
Human Relations
BTEC 148BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SELF DEVELOPMENT3
CMST&210INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION5
or CMST&230 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
Subtotal8
Core Requirements
BTEC 100KEYBOARDING 1,21-3
BTEC 114INTRODUCTION TO OUTLOOK1
BTEC 120INTRODUCTION TO WORD3
BTEC 131FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT3
BTEC 13510-KEY CALCULATOR1
BTEC 169INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL3
Select one from the following:2
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR (2 credits/units)
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR (2 credits/units)
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR (2 credits/units)
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR (2 credits/units)
BTEC 199COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE 21-3
Subtotal19
Concentration Requirements
Complete one Concentration Course List below9-16
Subtotal9-16
Total Credits/Units46-53

General Office Administration Concentration Course List 

BTEC 165POWERPOINT PRESENTATION3
BTEC 180ACCESS FOR BUSINESS3
BTEC 201DOCUMENT FORMATTING 11-3
Total Credits/Units9

Medical Office Administration Concentration Course List 

BMED 110MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I3
BMED 111MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II3
BMED 129MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT5
BMED 138LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE2
HEOC 104HEALTH CARE DELIVERY & CAREER EXPLORATION3
Total Credits/Units16

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Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Produce professional documents using word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and database software.
  • Utilize time management skills and set priorities while organizing and scheduling varied office activities.
  • Create and maintain accurate filing systems (alpha, numeric, subject, and geographic) with paper and electronic records.
  • Produce and edit business documents implementing proper grammar, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.