Academic Calendar

OADM – Office Assistant

OADM 101
Formatting and Presentations
3 Credits

This course is a general introduction to keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. Students demonstrate competency in preparing business correspondence and using email.

OADM 103
Word Processing for Legal Assistants
3 Credits

Students attain an intermediate level of proficiency with current word processing software to produce and edit accurate business and legal documents. In addition, students create electronic folders and work with the computer operating system. Students are also expected to attain a minimum speed of 40 words per minute on a five-minute timing using a five-error cutoff.

OADM 110
Office Procedures
3 Credits

Every workplace is different yet practices and procedures are standard. Learn the basics of working in an office environment by developing skills such as proper cataloging, taking inventory, and maintaining business records and files.

OADM 112
Customer Communications and Service I
3 Credits

Students focus on the oral and written communication skills applicable in today's business environment with an emphasis on cross-cultural communication. Students compose and edit routine business correspondence. In addition, students prepare and present an informal report.

OADM 113
Document Formatting I
3 Credits

Students develop intermediate skills in the production of business documents. Within specified timelines, students will apply formatting and proofreading skills to business documents, and transcribe correspondence from a digital recording. In addition, students are expected to attain a minimum speed of 40 words per minute on a five-minute timing using a five-error cut-off.

OADM 114
Office Technology I
3 Credits

To be effective and efficient, it's important to have a good understanding of the commonly used office software. Explore and utilize some of the basic functions of everyday office software to gain proficiency in producing accurate business documents.

OADM 115
Business Communication I
3 Credits

Accurate and effective communication is increasingly important in the digital age. Learn the different methods of business communication and determine the best channel to communicate your message.

OADM 116
Business Math
3 Credits

Develop and apply basic office math functions in business and corporate settings. Topics will cover simple and compound interest, insurance information, profits, pricing, and expense management.

OADM 117
Bookkeeping & Accounting
3 Credits

Take your career to the next level and become an indispensable administrative professional with solid accounting and bookkeeping competencies. Being able to understand and analyze financial information will help you plan, make decisions and manage business transactions This course helps you acquire foundational financial skills that can be used immediately in the workplace. In an easy to learn, user-friendly format, you will gain a thorough understanding of bookkeeping and accounting techniques and practices, and learn to apply them.

OADM 118
Document Management Technology
3 Credits

How to manage and use data is increasingly important in today's workplace. Start with the basics of database software and become proficient at creating and maintaining a database. Use more advanced features to design and produce various documents needed in professional offices.

Prerequisites: OADM 114.

OADM 122
Customer Communications and Service II
3 Credits

Students actively engage in job search techniques including the preparation of resumes, covering letters and a personal business portfolio. Students continue to develop their oral and business writing skills within a customer service environment.

Prerequisites: OADM 112.

OADM 123
Document Formatting II
3 Credits

Students develop advanced skills in the production of business documents from rough draft, edited copy, and verbal instructions. Students are expected to attain a minimum speed of 45 words per minute on a five-minute timing using a five-error cut off.

Prerequisites: OADM 113 and OAAS 111.

OADM 124
Office Math Applications
1 Credit

Students apply basic mathematical concepts in business and personal applications. Topics covered in this course include compiling petty cash expenses, preparing a petty cash envelope, calculating expense claims, completing bank reconciliation statements, calculating early payment discounts and differences between gross pay and net pay.

OADM 125
Business Communication II
3 Credits

Refine your message by identifying the best channel and voice to reach your reader. This course will build on the foundation from Business Communication I to help you communicate more confidently and effectively. Engage in the job search and networking using proper techniques and approaches.

Prerequisites: OADM 115.

OADM 128
Office Technology II
3 Credits

Learn to do more with the software you use on a daily basis. Become more efficient at producing material by using advanced features in common office software such as MS Suite.

Prerequisites: OADM 114.

OADM 131
Office Assistant Field Placement
3 Credits

This 4-week field placement provides you with an opportunity to test your skills in a real office environment.

OADM 135
Business Communication III
3 Credits

Web pages are often the first point of communication for many businesses. Learn web page basics to keep your site up-to-date. You will also learn how to create an effective presentation that reflects a high level pf professionalism.

Prerequisites: OADM 125.