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The study of Office Information Systems is a field within the school of business that provides concepts and skills requisite for contemporary work environments where the emphasis is on team building and technology.

The role of secretary, receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, and transcriptionist has been changing rapidly due to the downsizing of companies and major shifts in the philosophy of the work ethic.

Students learn traditional secretarial skills, mastery of office technology and computers, communication techniques, and how to assume responsibility for their work by exercising initiative and sound judgment.

Degree/Certificate Options

Associate in Science: Office Information Systems Professional
Certificate of Achievement: Office Information Systems Professional —Basic
Certificate of Achievement:Office Information Systems Professional —Advanced
Certificate of Achievement:Microsoft Office Specialist —Basic
Certificate of Achievement:Microsoft Office Specialist —Advanced

Associate in Science: Office Information Systems Professional
The curriculum is designed to prepare students to work in an automated office environment. Students will gain comprehensive training in word processing, filing and records management, machine transcription, business communications, and the integrated electronic office including email, Internet office applications, and management information system software.
 Associate of science degree is granted upon the completion of courses listed in both basic and advanced certificates.

BUS 73 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy I 1unit
BUS 74 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy II 1 unit
BUS 75 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy III 1 unit
BUS 78 Electronic Calculator 1 unit
BUS 182 Keyboarding for Office Professionals 2 units

BUS 200A Microsoft Word: Beginning Certification Preparation 2.5 unit
BUS 200B Microsoft Word: Advanced Certification Preparation 2.5 units
BUS 206 Filing and Records Management 3 units
BUS 210 Business English 3 units
BUS 211 Communications in Business and Industry 3 units
or
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
BUS 218 Procedures for Office Professionals 4 units
BUS 240 Microsoft Outlook 2.5 units
BUS 246 Desktop Publishing 1 unit
CIS 122B Spreadsheet Software —Excel 1 unit
BUS 290 –293 Work Experience in Business I –IV 2 units
Total units 30.5
Recommended Electives:BUS 70,71,81,140,142,152,153,
158,159,160,161,162,164,165,166,167,181,183,225,226,
227,228,229,233,247,291,292,293;CIS 92,101,133,134,
135,139,140.

Certificate of Achievement: Office Information Systems Professional —Basic
BUS 73 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy I 1 unit
BUS 78 Electronic Calculator 1 unit
BUS 182 Keyboarding for Office Professionals 2 units
BUS 200A Microsoft Word: Beginning Certification Preparation 2.5 units

BUS 206 Filing and Records Management 3 units
BUS 210 Business English 3 units
BUS 240 Microsoft Outlook 2.5 units
BUS 246 Desktop Publishing 1 unit
CIS 122B Spreadsheet Software —Excel 1 unit
Total units 17

Certificate of Achievement: Office Information Systems Professional —Advanced

BUS 73 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy I 1 unit
BUS 74 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy II 1 unit
BUS 75 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy III 1 unit
BUS 78 Electronic Calculator 1 unit
BUS 182 Keyboarding for Office Professionals 2 units
BUS 200A Microsoft Word: Beginning Certification Preparation 2.5 unit

BUS 200B Microsoft Word: Advanced Certification Preparation 2.5 units
BUS 206 Filing and Records Management 3 units
BUS 210 Business English 3 units
BUS 211 Communications in Business and Industry 3 units
or
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
BUS 218 Procedures for Office Professionals 4 units
BUS 240 Microsoft Outlook 2.5 units
BUS 246 Desktop Publishing 1 unit
CIS 122B Spreadsheet Software —Excel 1 unit
BUS 290 –293 Work Experience in Business I –IV 2 units
Total units 30.5
Recommended Electives:BUS 70,71,81,140,142,152,153,
158,159,160,161,162,164,165,166,167,181,183,225,
226,227,228,229,233,247,291,292,293;CIS 92,101,133,
134,135,139,140.

Certificate of Achievement:Microsoft Office Specialist —Basic
Students will be trained in preparation for passing the Microsoft Officer Specialist (MOS)Certification test in word processing at the expert level.Gaining certification will allow students to be more competitive in obtaining well-paid office and related technical positions in our community or for career advancement in present positions.

BUS 182 Keyboarding for Office Professionals 2 units
BUS 200A Microsoft Word: Beginning Certification Preparation 2.5 unit
or
CIS 92 Software Technologies for the Workplace 3 units
BUS 200B Microsoft Word: Advanced Certification Preparation 2.5 units
BUS 210 Business English 3 units
BUS 240 Microsoft Outlook 2.5 units
Total units 12.5-13

Certificate of Achievement:Microsoft Office Specialist —Advanced
Students will be trained in preparation for passing the Microsoft Officer Specialist (MOS)Certification test in word processing at the expert level.Gaining certification will allow students to be more competitive in obtaining well-paid office and related technical positions in our community or for career advancement in present positions.The certificate of achievement —advanced will be granted upon completion of the required basic and advanced courses.

BUS 75 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy III 1unit
BUS 182 Keyboarding for Office Professionals 2 units
BUS 200A Microsoft Word: Beginning Certification Preparation 2.5 units
or
CIS 92 Software Technologies for the Workplace 3 units
BUS 200B Microsoft Word: Advanced Certification Preparation 2.5 units
BUS 210 Business English 3 units
BUS 211 Communications in Business and Industry 3 units
or
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
BUS 218 Procedures for Office Professionals 4 units
BUS 240 Microsoft Outlook 2.5 units
CIS 129 Multimedia Presentations (PowerPoint) 1 unit
CIS 122B Spreadsheet Software —Excel 1 unit
or
CIS 133 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheet Software 1 unit
CIS 134 Microcomputer Database Software 1 unit
or
CIS 135 Advanced Microcomputer Database Software 1 unit
Total units 23.5-24
Recommended Electives:BUS 35,36,70,71,73,211,212,
246,247;CIS 134,139,140,150,151,and 152.

Last updated: 10/29/2012 1:16:11 PM