2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office Management (AAS) Course Map

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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career.  The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time.  While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Associate of Applied Science Office Management, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements.  Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

1. College Success

  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

2. Keyboarding Skills

Complete one group as advised.

Group B

3. Records Management

Action Item: Meet with Advisor

Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

4. Business English I

  • Course purpose: This course will help you build the skills needed to prepare grammatically correct business documents. You will develop skills in how to edit documents for grammatical correctness. Creates coherent, well-organized sentences and paragraphs.

5. Customer Relationship Management

6. Business Mathematics

7. Business Document Formatting: Basic

8. Business Document Formatting: Advanced

9. Business English II

  • Course purpose: Further study and practice with the writing process to create effective business memoranda, letters, and short reports. You will continue to build a strong business vocabulary and fluency with punctuation and rules.

10. Ten-Key Mastery

11. Office Procedures

  • Course purpose: You will apply many of the skills you have previously learned and apply them to specific office tasks such as telephone skills, creating work and excel documents, writing and formatting business letters, and team activities that deal with personalities and motivational theories.

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

12. Business Communications

13. Survey of Accounting

14. Professional Development

  • Course purpose: You will conduct research on a career option, construct competitive career application and expand personal networks to enhance career options.  You will develop a portfolio to demonstrate skill sets to perspective employers.

15. Human Relations in the Workplace

Action Item: Internship

At this point you need to prepare for the Internship class, BTECA 245.

16. Cooperative Work Experience I

17. Business Law

  • Course purpose: You will learn about law in respect to the business world which will help you understand various office restrictions and requirements.

18. Principles of Management

  • Course purpose: You will study principles and practices of management as applied to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Real world scenarios in business are used to help you apply principles to contemporary management problems.

19. Human Resource Management

  • Course purpose: You will study principles, methods, and procedures in human resource management including job analysis, description and classification, employee morale and motivation, labor turnover, selection and placement, rating and promotion, and compensation in conjunction with current government regulations.

20. Cooperative Work Experience II

21. Microsoft Suite Skills

Complete one group as advised.

Group A

Group B

Total Credits: 92

Program Code: 559E

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