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The Office Technology programs offered through Trinity Valley Community College prepares students to work in office environment performing and coordinating an office’s administrative activities and storing, retrieving, and integrating information for dissemination to staff and clients. Emphasis is placed on a hands-on approach to instruction in computer applications.  In addition, other business skills such as business communications and principles of management prepare the student for real-world environments. 

According to the most recent U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, the overall employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is expected to grow 12 percent from 2010 to 2020. The following video provides information on Office Assistant careers. This video was produced by the Texas Genuine project whose Web site provides information on all workforce careers available in the State of Texas. 

 
 

BMGT 1325.  Office Management. (3-3-0)

Systems, procedures, and practices related to organizing and planning office work, supervising employee performance, and exercising leadership skills.

BUSG XX91 Special Topics in Business, General. 1191 (1-1-0), 1291 (2-2-0), 1391 (3-3-0).

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

BUSG 1301. Introduction to Business. (3-3-0)

Fundamental business principles including structure, functions, resources, and operational processes.

BUSG 1304. Financial Literacy (formerly known as Introduction to Financial Advising)  (3-3-0)

A study of the financial principles when managing financial affairs. Includes topics such as budgeting, retirement, property ownership, savings, and investment planning.

BUSG X366.  Practicum I and II. 1366 (3-1-20), 2366 (3-1-20).

Prerequisite: Must currently hold a job in business and office administration field to earn credit, if not another business and office administration course must be taken.

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated. Lab fee.

BUSI 2301. Business Law. (3-3-0)

The course provides the student with foundational information about the U.S. legal system and dispute resolution, and their impact on business. The major content areas will include general principles of law, the relationship of business and the U.S. Constitution, state and federal legal systems, the relationship between law and ethics, contracts, sales, torts, agency law, intellectual property, and business law in the global context.

POFI 2301. Word Processing. (3-2-4)

Prerequisite: Keyboarding skill of 40 gross words per minute or division chairperson approval.

Word processing software focusing on business applications. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Lab fee.

POFI 2331. Desktop Publishing. (3-2-4)

In-depth coverage of desktop publishing terminology, text editing, and use of design principles. Emphasis on layout techniques, graphics, multiple page displays, and business applications. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Lab fee.

POFI 2340. Advanced Word Processing. (3-2-4)

Prerequisite: POFI 2301.

Advanced word processing techniques using merging, macros, graphics, and desktop publishing. Includes extensive formatting for technical documents. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Lab fee.

POFT 1127. Introduction to Keyboarding. (1-0-3)

Skill development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on the development of speed and accuracy. Lab fee.

POFT 1301. Business English. (3-3-0)

Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business.

POFT 1309. Administrative Office Procedures I. (3-2-4)

Study of current office procedures, duties, and responsibilities applicable to an office environment. Lab fee.

POFT 1321. Business Math. (3-3-0)

Fundamentals of business mathematics including analytical and critical thinking skills.

POFT 1429. Beginning Keyboarding. (4-3-3)

Skill development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents. Lab fee.

POFT 2312. Business Correspondence and Communication. (3-3-0)

Development of writing and presentation skills to produce effective business communications.

POFT 2401. Intermediate Keyboarding. (4-2-4)

Prerequisite: Keyboarding POFT 1429 or equivalent skills and knowledge of word software.

 A continuation of keyboarding skills emphasizing acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting documents. Lab fee.

 

 
 

 

BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications

BUSG 2309 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship

BUSG 1301 Introduction to Business

ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets

POFI 2301 Word Processing

POFT 2312 Business Correspondence

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Component Area

Courses

Semester Hours

Communication (010)

Both:

ENGL 1301 AND

ENGL 1302

6

Mathematics (020)

One course from:

MATH 1314, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 2312, 2413

3

Life & Physical Sciences (030)

*Two Courses from:

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

6

Language, Philosophy,

And Culture (040)

One course from:

ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328,  2332,  2333

HUMA 1301

PHIL 2306

SPAN 2311, 2312

3

Creative Arts (050)

One course from:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DRAM 1310, 2366

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

3

History (060)

Two courses from:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2301

6

Government (070)

Both:

GOVT 2305 AND GOVT 2306

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

One course from:

ECON 2301, 2302

PSYC 2301, 2314

SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301

3

Component Area Requirement CAO (090)

Two courses from:

BCIS 1305

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

EDUC/PSYC 1300

ENGL 2311

MATH 1314,1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 2312, 2413, 2414, 2318, 2320, 2415

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

SPCH 1315, 1321

6

Suggested Pathway Electives

Suggested pathway electives  to complete 60 semester hours

18

(2 of the 18 hours will consist of science labs)

*The following science combinations will satisfy the life & physical science requirement

BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407; BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1409; BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413; BIOL 1406 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1407 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1408 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1409 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1411 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1413 with any CHEM or PHYS; CHEM 1405 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1405 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1406 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1407 with any BIOL or PHYS

 

 

 
 

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The BAAS transfer options provide opportunities for students who complete an AAS with TVCC to continue their education at a partnering university. By enrolling and completing online courses with the partnering university, TVCC’s AAS students are able to earn a bachelor of applied arts and sciences (BAAS) degree that often is necessary for advancement into managerial and executive positions.

To explore pathways from the TVCC to one of our partnering universities, please visit http://www.ntxccc.org/pathways 

 

 

Posted Date:
7/24/2018 4:28:50 PM

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