The Associate of Applied Science in Office Technology is a two-year degree for students who intend to seek employment upon graduation rather than transfer to a university. Level I certification exposes students to fundamental business concepts. Level II certification provides more in depth business content. Career areas may include: administrative assistant, office manager, office clerk, executive assistant, and office professional.
The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the Mandatory Placement Policy, or by taking the recommended/ required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.
Program Path Sequence
The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full-time students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to their academic situation.
General Education (GE) Courses
In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include ENGL 101 English Composition I or COMM 207 Fundamentals Of Speech , COMM 213 Interpersonal Communication , CURR 100 First Year Seminar , and a 3 credit hour computer literacy proficiency course. Other general education electives may be required to meet degree requirements.
The Associate of Applied Science degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Program Core Courses
OTEC 101 Keyboarding I , OTEC 102 Keyboarding II , OTEC 107 Office Systems and Procedures , OTEC 123 Office Machines , ACCT 107 Payroll Accounting , ACCT 205 Quickbooks Accounting , MGMK 147 Introduction to Management , and CSIS 117 Intro to Web Design
Program Elective Courses
ACCT 108 College Accounting , ALHT 135 Intro to Medical Transcription, ALMT 135 Healthcare Documentation and Medical Transcription I,BUSI 106 Business Mathematics or other approved math course, BUSI 114 Business Law , BUSI 118 Business Communications , ECON 201 Macroeconomics , MGMK 101 Introduction to Business and MGMK 135 Human Relations And Supervision .
- List and perform the steps in the accounting cycle.
- Use basic office machines.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
- Utilize computer application software.
- Collaborate with others in a team project setting.
- Explain the role of managers and employees in creating an organizational culture.
- Demonstrate the proper use of a computerized accounting system.
- Compute and prepare payroll checks.
- Prepare the required Federal and Kansas payroll reports.
- Make ethical decisions incorporating the standards of the profession.