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Spring 2016 Course Catalog 
Spring 2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office Technologies A.A.S.

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Division: Business, Behavioral/Social Science, Public and Human Services
Academic Dept: Computer and Office Technologies
HEGIS: 5005
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Janet Ranucci
Telephone: 914-606-6661

A Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description

Office professionals in today’s fast-paced business world must possess excellent computer, communications and other administrative skills. This curriculum prepares students for careers in office systems administration, which would include positions such as administrative assistant, office manager, sales assistant, customer service representative and executive assistant. Graduates are employed in a wide variety of fields and types of organizations—international corporations, law firms, hospitals, schools, government offices and small companies.

The program of study in Office Technologies provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to not only perform effectively in today’s office environment, but also to be prepared to meet the challenges of continually evolving technologies and job responsibilities. Students enrolled in this curriculum have the opportunity to obtain college credit for paid work experience through our Cooperative Education program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop the computer and information management skills needed for success in office administration and learn how to update skills in response to advances in office technologies and business practices.
  2. Develop library and Internet research skills.
  3. Develop effective business communications skills.
  4. Recognize good customer service skills and professionalism when interacting and communicating with customers, colleagues and other business professionals in person,  by telephone and with electronic messaging technologies.
  5. Develop effective career development and job search skills.
  6. Develop effective organization, time and project management skills.
  7. Understand how businesses operate and the interrelationship of the various functional areas.
  8. Understand how accounting theory and financial procedures are used in organizational decision making.

General Education Requirements - 21 Credits

Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .

Basic Communication (3 credits)

Humanities (3 credits)

Mathematics (3 credits)

Natural Sciences (3 credits)

Social Sciences (3 credits)

The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations (3 credits)

  • Select a course from ONE of the following categories:

                    The Arts - see SUNY General Education Courses  
                    Foreign Language - see SUNY General Education Courses  
                    Other World Civilizations - see SUNY General Education Courses  

American History or Western Civilization (3 credits)

  • Select a course from ONE of the following categories:

                    American History - see SUNY General Education Courses  
                    Western Civilization - see SUNY General Education Courses  

Degree Requirements - 39 Credits

Minimum Total Credits - 60

Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .

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