Business Office Computer Applications (AAS)

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business Office Computer Applications degree includes courses in the following areas: general office computer usage and applications, operating systems, word processing, database, and spreadsheets. Other business skills, including accounting, English, math (including statistics), and business systems analysis and design, are integrated in the program. The curriculum is designed to help prepare students to use common business computer application software in a professional office setting.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required in the program.

This program has an embedded certificate (CCL) in Business Office Computer Applications that you can receive before you finish your degree.  Many of the credits may also be applied towards a second CCL in Business Office Assistant if this would be beneficial to you in the workforce.  Additional courses required for that second CCL could be counted towards the Restricted Electives in this degree. 

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 12-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year

If you can already type 35 wpm, you could consider taking additional Restricted Electives (REs) this semester to more evenly distribute credits through all four (4) semesters. See REs  below for a list of course options and additional information regarding course selection.

ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 107 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
MAT 120 Intermediate Algebra OR 5    
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra OR 4    
MAT 122 Intermediate Algebra 3    
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems 3    
CIS 133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3    
OAS 101AA Computer Typing I: Keyboard Mastery AND 1    
OAS 101AB Computer Typing I: Letters, Tables and Reports OR

Equivalent 35 wpm typing skills (0-2 credits)

1    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select from list of course options below (0-2 credits)

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Semester II 11-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year

If you  test exempt from CRE101 you might consider taking ENG102/108/111 this semester to more evenly distribute credits between terms.

The number of credits of REs  you take this semester will depend on the number you completed in Semester I and/or have planned for later semesters.

CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

CRE111 Critical Reading for Business and Industry OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0-3 credits)

3    
COM 100 Introduction to Human Communication OR 3    
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication OR 3    
COM 225 Public Speaking OR 3    
COM 230 Small Group Communication 3    
CIS 113DE Microsoft Word: Word Processing 3    
CIS 114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3    
CIS 118AB Powerpoint: Level I AND

CIS118BB PowerPoint: Level II (1) (2 credits)

1    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

select from list of course options below (0-4 credits)

*    
Semester III 16-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year

The number of credits of Restricted Electives you take this semester will depend on the number you have completed in previous semesters and/or have planned for Semester IV.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of this semester to apply for your Business Office Computer Applications certificate (CCL).

ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL OR 3    
ENG 111 Technical and Professional Writing

(ENG111 is preferred, if available.)

3    
HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 3    
ACC 111 Accounting Principles I OR 3    
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3    
CIS 213DE Advanced Microsoft Word: Word Processing OR

CIS214DE Advanced Excel Spreadsheet: Level II

3    
CIS 120AF Computer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop: Level I OR 1    
CIS 120AJ Introduction to Digital Photo Editing OR

Any CIS120++  Computer Graphics (1 credit)

1    
CIS 117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

select from list of course options below (0-2 credits)

*    
Semester IV 15-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Number of credits of Restricted Electives you take this semester will depend on the number you've already completed in prior terms.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for graduation.

CIS 164AG Oracle: Data Modeling and Relational Database Design OR 2    
CIS 217AM Advanced Microsoft Access: Database Management 3    
CIS 250 Management Information Systems 3    
GBS 233 Business Communication 3    
SBU 200 Society & Business OR 3    
ECN 160 Economic History of the United States OR 3    
ECN 211 Macroeconomic Principles OR 3    
ECN 212 Microeconomic Principles OR

Any ECN Economics course

3    
NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

select from list of course options below (0-2 credits)

*    
Restricted Electives 7-10 Credits Grade Sem/Year

You may select any combination of additional courses from the following prefixes for a total of 7-10 credits. BPC106AH and BPC106BH recommended. Required courses and Restricted Electives must total a minimum of 64 credits.

RE ANY Restricted Electives

ACC++ Any ACC Accounting course
BPC++ Any BPC Business-Personal Computers course
CIS++ Any CIS Computer Information Systems course
GBS++ Any GBS General Business course
MGT++ Any MGT Management course
OAS++ Any OAS Office Automation Systems course

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