2014-2015 Catalog 
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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office Administration - Medical 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, E-mail: office.admin@nscc.edu, Program Site

The following business degree at Nashville State Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs: A.A.S. in Office Administration.

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 the 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; and
  • Exhibit responsible behavior and demonstrate an understanding of the principles of ethical behavior.

Career Opportunities

  • Receptionist
  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Assistant/Executive Assistant


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.

Medical Office Professional Concentration

Course Requirements

Speech (choose one)

Humanities Elective

  •  Humanities Elective 3 Credits

Mathematics Elective (choose one)

Social Sciences Elective (choose one)

Business Elective (choose one)

Healthcare Management

Information Systems

Technical Elective (choose one)

Technical Elective (choose one)

Total Required – Associate’s Degree: 60 Credits


Recommended Full-Time Day Schedule

First Year

Second Year

Fall Semester

Mathematics Elective (choose one)

Technical Elective (choose one)

Social Sciences Elective (choose one)

Speech (choose one)

Technical Elective (choose one)


Courses should be taken in the sequence indicated in order to ensure graduation on schedule. When deciding between BUSN 1305  and HCM 2200 , if BUSN 1305  is chosen in the third semester, then ACCT 1010  should be chosen in the fourth semester. If HCM 2200  is chosen in the third semester, then HCM 2250  should be chosen in the fourth semester.

Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students demonstrate the appropriate skill levels before enrolling in college-level courses. ACT/SAT scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determines whether a student needs to enroll in Learning Support courses in reading, writing, and/or math. After completing the required Learning Support course(s), a student may enroll in college-level courses.


* This course is part of the general education core.


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