2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Office (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 General Office, 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. 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.

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 II

  • Course purpose: You will 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.

5. Keyboarding Skills

Choose one group as advised.

Group B

6. Business Mathematics

7. Business Communications

8. Customer Relationship Management

9. 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.

10. Business Document Formatting: Basic

11. Business Document Formatting: Advanced

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. Ten-Key Mastery

13. Office Procedures

  • Course purpose: You will take skills 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.

14. Survey of Accounting

15. Introduction to Business

Action Item: Internship

At this point, you need to prepare for Internship BTECA 246 or both BTECA 245 and 246.

16. Introduction to Online Marketing

17. Business Law

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

18. Human Relations in the Workplace

  • Course purpose: You will be able to distinguish personality styles, learning styles, conflict resolution strategies, and communication styles in order  to develop the ability to work with different personalities in  the work place.

19. Cooperative Work Experience I

20. Cooperative Work Experience II

21. Microsoft Suite Skills

Complete one group as advised.

Group A

Group B

Total Credits: 92

Program Code: 547A

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