Office Technology (A.A.S.)

This degree program provides the student with skills necessary to prepare for employment in an office position. Training is available for those who have had no office preparation and for students with limited office skills who desire to enhance or update present skills. The program may also offer short-term training and development to those who may be seeking a career change or return to the job market. Students who value lifelong learning may also be attracted to the degree program. The program focus is skill building in the areas of keyboarding, word processing, office communications, and office procedures. Courses in business management, computer courses, and a broad background in liberal arts will add to the student's ability to develop decision-making skills. The ability to solve problems will be stressed throughout the program. Upon completion of the degree program, students will be able to enter the workplace or transfer credits to a four-year institution.

This program is available online.

Not quite what you were looking for? Check out our certificate program in office technology.

Courses

Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Hegis Code
5005
Curriculum Code
0667
General Requirements
24 credit hours
9
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
3
CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication or CMM 1610: Public Speaking3
6
6
3
3
3
Core Requirements
39 credit hours
30
BUS 1220: College Keyboarding3
BUS 1320: Word Processing3
BUS 1410: Accounting Fundamentals3
BUS 1420: Office Procedures3
BUS 1500: Introduction to Business3
BUS 2320: Word Processing Production3
BUS 2420: Professional Development/Internship5
BUS 2480: Business Electronic Communications3
CSC 1560: Microcomputer Applications I4
9

Electives are to be business electives that complement the program.

Important Points
  • Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor prior to selecting electives.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate written and verbal communication skills as a result of course written assignments, discussions, and class participation.
  2. Demonstrate skills in analysis and critical thinking by theory applications in each unit of selected courses.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in computer usage and word processing skills.
  4. Identify the importance of the value of learning as an ongoing process through portfolio development and professional development activities.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of interpersonal and group processes through group discussions and group projects. 

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
 
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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Jeanne JohnstonAssistant Professor, Business & Office Technology217 TECH, Cattaraugus County Campus716.376.7584Contact | Full Profile ▸