Office Management (AAT)

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This program is designed for individuals who have experience working in an office setting and wish to move up into a management role. Students will prepare for assuming a management position by taking a variety of classes in management, accounting, administrative office procedures, and software applications. The program will give students a broad educational base and prepare them to manage an office administrative support team. Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the degree.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL&101ENGLISH COMPOSITION I5
BUS  211BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3
Computational Skills
MATH&146INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS5
Human Relations
CMST&210INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION5
or CMST&230 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 107BUSINESS ENGLISH5
BTEC 120INTRODUCTION TO WORD3
BTEC 155INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PUBLISHING TOOLS3
BTEC 165POWERPOINT PRESENTATION3
BTEC 169INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL3
BTEC 170EXCEL FOR BUSINESS3
BTEC 180ACCESS FOR BUSINESS3
BTEC 195E-COMMERCE: INTRO TO BUSINESS ON THE WEB3
BTEC 211ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES5
MGMT 101PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT3
MGMT 126PROJECT MANAGEMENT4
MGMT 128HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT3
MGMT 199COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE1-5
BUS& 101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS5
BUS  102BUSINESS MATH APPLICATIONS5
ACCT&201PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I5
ACCT&202PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II5
BUS  130COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING3
Electives
Select a minimum of five(5) credits/units from the following:5
APPLIED MANAGEMENT SKILLS (3 credits/units)
MOTIVATION AND PERFORMANCE (3 credits/units)
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN (3 credits/units)
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING (3 credits/units)
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (2 credits/units)
SUPERVISOR AS A TRAINER COACH (3 credits/units)
LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES (3 credits/units)
TEAM BUILDING AND GROUP BEHAVIOR (strongly recommended) (3 credits/units)
LEGAL ISSUES IN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS (strongly recommended) (3 credits/units)
PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3 credits/units)
SELECTED TOPICS (1-5 credits/units)
Total Credits/Units90

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)
  • Create, compose, and edit a variety of office correspondence, reports, tables, spreadsheets, charts, and database reports from rough drafts of text and data using word processing, spreadsheets, database, and desktop publishing software.
  • Identify functions of business organizations and management in the global marketplace.
  • Developing an understanding of the functions and skills needed by supervisors.
  • Knowledge of accounting theory and practice including the entire accounting cycle using computerized methods to solve common business problems.
  • Demonstrate and use application of statistics to practical business problems.