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Administrative Office Systems at Tri-C 

Area of Study:
Information Technology
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Business degree in Administrative Office Systems

The Information Technology (Application Specialist) Program has been re-named Administrative Office Systems and assigned a new subject code (AOS).   Students currently in the program can complete the Application Specialist degree through Summer 2012, utilizing the AOS coursework, as all ITAP coursework has been moved under the new subject area.  Current students who do not anticipate completing by Summer 2012 should see a counselor to discuss changing their major to the new Administrative Office Systems and completing under that program’s Administrative Office Specialist option.

Students will be prepared for careers in a variety of office settings utilizing the professional applications of:
  • word processing
  • spreadsheets
  • databases
  • electronic presentations
  • and desktop publishing
Students will gain the necessary skills to produce documents, reports, and correspondence while maintaining files electronically by integrating various software applications/functions.  Skills acquired will assist students in preparing to take industry certification exams.  This course is designed for individuals working in the field.

The rapid growth of technology has special implications for the Department of Administrative Office Systems (AOS).  The needs of both students and employers are changing as the office environment becomes more automated.   To meet this challenge, office personnel should develop traditional office skills while using the newest office technology.   Employers in today's business climate need employees who posesses excellent technical skills and a solid background in communications.   These skills are required to successfully interact with clients/customers and co-workers.

The department addresses this challenge for students and employers by providing the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed by office professional to integrate office resources of people and technology.

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following program outcomes:  Administrative Office Systems Degree Outcomes

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