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Administrative Services AAS - Office Communications Specialty

The Administrative Services AAS (AAS_ASOC) degree offered at LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Administrative Services Department.

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Program Description

Administrative support certificates provide students with technical skills in just two or three semesters. Skills include time management, human/customer relations, telephone techniques, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, document layout, and Internet research. Bookkeeping skills are included for those choosing the bookkeeping track of the administrative support certificate, and specialized legal and medical office skills are included for those choosing these specializations.

A wide variety of job opportunities are available to program graduates in many types of offices. Jobs include office assistant, bilingual office receptionist, administrative assistant, bookkeeper, medical office receptionist, medical secretary, medical administrative assistant, legal office receptionist, legal office assistant, and legal office administrative assistant. After a few years in the field, graduates can become an executive assistant, office manager, or office coordinator. Skilled administrative professionals are expected to be in demand in several industries, including education, manufacturing, construction, financial services, employment services, health care and social assistance, legal services, local government, and energy production.

 

Graduation requirement

All students graduating with an AAS or level II certificate must complete LSCS Student Success Initiative (SSI) requirements. To determine your SSI status, see a college advisor.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities, and the degree will transfer in whole to some universities. Through articulation, some students may have earned college credit while in high school. Contact a counselor, division advisor, or faculty member at any college for specific information about articulation and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
ITSW 1301 Introduction to Word Processing 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts 3
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets 4
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

13

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
KINE   Any Physical Activity Course 1
Elective1   Math/Natural Science Elective 3-4

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

4-5

 

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective1   Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Elective1   Speech Elective 3
Elective2   Office Communication Specialization 3
Elective2   Office Communication Specialization 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective2   Office Communication Specialization 3
Elective2   Office Communication Specialization 3
Elective2   Office Communication Specialization 4
Elective2   Office Communication Specialization 3
Elective2   Office Communication Specialization 3-4

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

13

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective2   Office Communication Specialization 3-4
Elective3   Office Communication Specialization
(Capstone Course)
3

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

6-7

Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Administrative Support AAS-
Office Communications Specialty:

62-65

  1. Choose from AAS Core
  2. Students taking the Office Communication Track must take the following Courses: ITSW 1407, ITSC 2331, ITSW 1310, POFT 2331, ARTC 1302, 1313, Any Business or Computer Elective, POFT 23803 OR POFT 23863
  3. Capstone Course
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