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Office Administration - Business Office Professional Concentration, A.A.S.


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Office Administration


Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Contact Information: Program Office 615-353-3400, Email: office.admin@nscc.edu
Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 7007 College Blvd., Suite 420, Overland Park, Kansas 66211

The mission of the Office Administration program at Nashville State Community College is to contribute to the community by equipping students with the office and management skills necessary to become productive and responsible leaders in today’s workplace.

The Office Administration program provides skills for students seeking a career as an administrative assistant in an office environment. Two distinct concentrations allow future professionals to focus career preparation toward the business office environment or the medical office environment.

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Perform office tasks using the leading office application software.
  • Apply time management skills effectively by managing multiple projects and priorities.
  • Play a vital role in a successful management team as an administrative assistant in a business or medical office environment.
  • Efficiently prepare business documents according to commonly accepted grammar and format standards.
  • Effectively integrate information from multiple sources that allows for appropriate decision making.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Exhibit responsible behavior and demonstrate an understanding of the principles of ethical behavior.

Career Opportunities

  • Receptionist
  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Assistant/Executive Assistant

Transfer/Advising

The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.

Business Office Professional Concentration


A currently enrolled student may receive advance credit standing by successfully completing the Certified Professional Secretary Exam. The student may receive the following credits based on verification of successful completion of the exam:

INFS 1010 - Computer Applications  3 Credits
ACCT 1010 - Principles of Accounting I  3 Credits
BUS 2400 - Principles of Management  3 Credits
OAD 1117 - Business Communications  3 Credits

For more information on this exam, please visit the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Website. Students should consult their assigned advisor for scheduling of courses prior to the exam to ensure maximum credit for the exam.

Credit for OAD 1100 - Keyboarding/Formatting  can be earned through credit by examination. Students should consult their advisor for details.

Course Requirements


Humanities Elective


  • Humanities Elective 3 Credits

Mathematics Elective (choose one)


Social Sciences Elective (choose one)


Accounting Information Systems


Business Elective (choose one)


Business Elective (choose one)


Technical Elective (choose one)


Total Required – Associate’s Degree: 60 Credits


Recommended Full-Time Schedule


First Year


Second Year


Fall Semester

Business Elective (choose one)

Business Elective (choose one)

Social Sciences Elective (choose one)

Technical Elective (choose one)

Humanities Elective

  • Humanities Elective 3 Credits

Note:


Courses should be taken in the sequence indicated in order to ensure graduation on schedule.

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