NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024 
    Jun 15, 2024  
NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office Technology, AAS

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 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.

For More Information Contact Program Advisor: Dr. Steve Yuza, 620-432-0423, or Advising Staff, 620-432-0311 if program advisor is unavailable.
(Fall) Semester I (Spring) Semester II
OTEC 101 Keyboarding I 3 cr hrs  OR OTEC 123 Office Machines 2 cr hrs  
     OTEC 102 Keyboarding II 3 cr hrs   BUSI 118 Business Communications 3 cr hrs  
CSIS 100 Computer Concepts & Applications 3 cr hrs   (SGE)070 MGMK 101 Introduction to Business 3 cr hrs  
ACCT 108 College Accounting 3 cr hrs   MGMK 135 Human Relations And Supervision 3 cr hrs  
BUSI 106 Business Mathematics 3 cr hrs  OR ACCT 205 Quickbooks Accounting 3 cr hrs  
     Approved Math Course 3 cr hrs Approved Business Program Course 3 cr hrs
CURR 100 First Year Seminar 1 cr hrs  (SGE)070  
PSYC 155 General Psychology 3 cr hrs   (SGE)050  
Total Credit Hours: 16 Total Credit Hours: 17
Total Office Technology Level I Certificate Credits: 33


(Fall) semester III (Spring) Semester IV
OTEC 107 Office Systems and Procedures 3 cr hrs   CSIS 229 Advanced Web Page Design 3 cr hrs  
OTEC 102 Keyboarding II 3 cr hrs  OR BUSI 114 Business Law 3 cr hrs  
     ACCT 107 Payroll Accounting 3 cr hrs   MGMK 147 Introduction to Management 3 cr hrs  
CSIS 117 Intro to Web Design 1 cr hrs   HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness 1 cr hrs  
ECON 201 Macroeconomics 3 cr hrs   (SGE)050 Field Study or other Business Course 2 cr hrs
COMM 213 Interpersonal Communication 3 cr hrs   (SGE)020 Approved General Education Elective 3 cr hrs
OR COMM 207 Fundamentals Of Speech 3 cr hrs   (SGE)020  
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 cr hrs   (SGE)010  
Total Credit Hours: 16 Total Credit Hours: 15
Total Office Technology Level II Certificate Credits: 49
Total Program Path Credits for Associate of Applied Science Degree: 64

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  (SGE)010or COMM 207 Fundamentals Of Speech  (SGE)020COMM 213 Interpersonal Communication  (SGE)020CURR 100 First Year Seminar  (SGE)070, 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 , BUSI 106 Business Mathematics   or other approved math course, BUSI 114 Business Law BUSI 118 Business Communications ECON 201 Macroeconomics  (SGE)050MGMK 101 Introduction to Business  and MGMK 135 Human Relations And Supervision .

Program Outcomes

  1. List and perform the steps in the accounting cycle.
  2. Use basic office machines.
  3. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  4. Utilize computer application software.
  5. Collaborate with others in a team project setting.
  6. Explain the role of managers and employees in creating an organizational culture.
  7. Demonstrate the proper use of a computerized accounting system.
  8. Compute and prepare payroll checks.
  9. Prepare the required Federal and Kansas payroll reports.
  10. Make ethical decisions incorporating the standards of the profession.

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