Office Administration & Technology
The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Office Administration and Technology is designed to prepare students for administrative, supportive, and supervisory positions in business or industrial settings, professional offices, public institutions, and government agencies.
Through the program, students develop proficiency in the use of state-of-the-art office technology and equipment, office procedures and management, document processing and design, communication skills, and decision making.
In addition, students obtain an extensive background in business administration which helps to qualify for promotions to managerial positions. The academic course requirements for the B.S. in Office Administration and Technology requires the completion of 60 semester hours of core courses at VSU, plus 60 semester hours of major courses.
Office Administration and Technology Degree Requirements
Academic Course Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Office Administration & Technology
University Core - 42 semester hours
Area A: Essential Skills . . . 9 hours Area B: Institutional Options . . . 4 hours Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts . . . 6 hours Area D: Science, Math and Technology . . . 11 hours Area E: Social Sciences . . . 12 hours
Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major - 18 semester hours
BUSA 2106 - Environment of Business . . . 3 hours ACED 2000 - Beginning Keyboarding . . . 3 hours (exemption exam available) ACED 2400 - Computer Technology for the Workplace . . . 3 hours (exemption exam available) ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I. . . 3 hours ACED 1100 - Introduction to Business . . . 3 hours ECON 1500 - Survey of Economics . . . 3 hours
Major Course Requirements - 60 semester hours
ACED 2050 - Communications for the Workplace . . . 3 hours ACED 3000 - Intermediate Keyboarding . . . 3 hours (exemption exam available) ACED 3100 - Computer Systems . . . 3 hours ACED 3101 - Workplace Computerized Bookkeeping . . .3 hours ACED 3150 - Computer Operating Systems for the Office . . . 3 hours ACED 3400 - Applied Computer Technology . . . 3 hours ACED 3610 - Web Design & Multimedia . . . 3 hours ACED 3700 - Desktop Publishing . . . 3 hours ACED 4020 - Virtual Office Technology . . . 3 hours ACED 4050 - Office Management . . . 3 hours ACED 4070 - Office Applications . . . 3 hours ACED 4160 - Administrative Office Procedures . . . 3 hours ACED 4300B - Practicum in ACED . . . 3 hours ACED 4810 - Contemporary Skills for the Workplace . . . 3 hours MKTG 3050 - Introduction to Marketing . . . 3 hours
Guided Electives . . . 15 semester hours
Choose from the following:
ACED 3600 - History and Philosophy of Career Education . . . 3 hours
ACED 3940 - Intermediate Administrative Office Technology Skills . . . 1 - 6 hours (Experiential credit--see advisor)
ACED 4300b - Internship . . . 3 hours (All ACED coursework completed first--see advisor)
ACED 4550 - Health and Safety in the Work Environment . . . 3 hours
ACED 4820 - Project Management for Technical Professionals . . . 3 hours
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II . . . 3 hours
AFAM 2020 - Race, Class and Gender . . . 3 hours
BUSA 2100 - Applied Business Statistics . . . 3 hours
BUSA 3200 - Practicum in Free Enterprise . . . 3 hours
COMM 1100 - Human Communication . . . 3 hours
COMM 2300 - Interpersonal Communication . . . 3 hours
CS 1010 - Algorithmic Problem Solving . . . 3 hours
CS 1301 - Principles of Programming I . . . 3 hours
ECON 1500 - Survey of Economics . . . 3 hours
ECON 2105 - Principles of Macroeconomics . . . 3 hours
ECON 2106 - Principles of Microeconomics . . . 3 hours
ENGL 2080 - Grammar and Style . . . 3 hours
ENGL 3010 - Writing for Business . . . 3 hours
ENGL 3020 - Technical Writing and Editing . . . 3 hours
FIN 2380 - Personal Finance . . . 3 hours
FIN 3350 - Financial Management . . . 3 hours
KSPE 2000 - Health and Wellness for Life . . . 2 hours
KSPE 2800 - Life Skills . . . 2 hours
LEAS 1100 - Introduction to Paralegalism . . . 3 hours
LEAS 3200 - Legal Research I . . . 3 hours
LIBS 1000 - Introduction to Library Resources . . . 1 hour
MGNT 3250 - Management and Organization Behavior . . . 3 hours
MGNT 3910 - Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship . . . 3 hours
MGNT 4000 - Human Resource Management . . . 3 hours
MGNT 4800 - International Management . . . 3 hours
MKTG 4680 - International Marketing . . . 3 hours
MKTG 4750 - Marketing of Services . . . 3 hours
PERS 2110 - Ethical Concepts in Technology . . . 2 hours
PERS 2485 - Medical Terminology for Health and Wellness . . . 2 hours
PERS 2660 - Culture, Context, and Communication . . . 2 hours
PERS 2680 - Crossroads, Cross Cultures: Exploring the Global Village . . . 2 hours
PERS 2700 - Communication systems . . . 2 hours
PERS 2730 - Internet Technology . . . 2 hours
PERS 2750 - Exploring the Information Society . . . 2 hours
PHIL 3150 - Ethics and Business . . . 3 hours
SPAN 1001 - Beginning Spanish Language and Introduction to Hispanic Cultures I . . . 3 hours
SPAN 1002 - Beginning Spanish Language and Introduction to Hispanic Cultures, II . . . 3 hours
THEA 1000 - Voice and Diction . . . 3 hours
OTHER advisor-approved electives
Total Hours for Graduation - 120
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS --
OAT majors may take NO MORE than 30 hours of coursework from the College of Business.
OAT majors must have an overall minimum 2.3 GPA before enrolling in ACED 4000-level courses.
ALL ACED COURSEWORK must be completed before enrolling in ACED 4300B.
Business or business casual attire is required for internships. It is mandatory for OAT majors to attend one of the Successful Dress & Interview Tips workshops offered by the Career Services Office prior to enrolling in the internship practicum (ACED 4300B)
Interns must attend the ACED 4300B pre-internship placement seminar held during the FALL and SPRING semesters. Students who have not attended the seminar and who have not been cleared to intern will be withdrawn from the class.
All interns are required to work a total of 220 hours for the internship. For fall and spring interns, this means approximately 15 hours per week for 15 weeks. The summer session is 8 weeks, so this means approximately 28 work hours for summer interns.