Office Administration/Executive Administrative Assistant Career

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Office Administration (Executive Administrative Assistant)

Credits required 61/63


William Berardi

Program contact

Carol Martin, Department Chair and Professor of Office Administration, ext. 2408

Program Code: OF

Concentration Code: OFA

Program Goals Statement

This program prepares students for careers as office professionals in a variety of businesses such as government offices, manufacturing firms, insurance companies, retail, real estate, corporate offices, banks, and educational institutions. The executive administrative assistant combines organizational and people skills with an expertise in information processing and office technology.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes

Related Programs

  • Administrative Assistant Certificate, Office Support Certificate, Office Technology Management Certificate

Program Information

  • Transfer credit for any course in the Office Administration Department must be approved by the Office Administration Department Chairperson.
  • Students wishing to receive PEL credit for an OFC course must follow the PEL procedures provided in the Academic Information section of this catalog. The student must initiate the process with the Office Administration department chair.
  • OFC 102 or a demonstrated keyboarding speed of 20 wpm based on a three-minute timing administered by the Office Administration department chair is a prerequisite for OFC 113 and OFC 117.


  • In addition to the requirements of this program, it is recommended that students enroll in CED 210 - Cooperative Work Experience after completion of the OFC courses listed in the program. Students may gain valuable work experience by enrolling in CED 210 which places students in office positions related to their academic program.
  • Take any developmental courses needed prior to enrolling in ENG 101.

After BCC

  • Students have gone on to become administrative assistants and office managers in all types of offices and corporations.
  • Graduates have gone on to become teachers in the field.
  • This program is designed for students who plan to enter the workforce immediately.

Infused General Education Competencies

First-Year Experience

Degree Requirements

General Courses

ACC 114Introduction to QuickBooks Pro

1 credit

BUS 111Business and Financial Mathematics

3 credits

BUS 251Business Law

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:22

Elective Courses

Elective - Science

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-4
See General Education Competency Courses - Scientific Reasoning and Discovery for course listings


CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

OFC 102Computer Keyboarding

1 credit

OFC 113Introduction to Microsoft Word

3 credits

OFC 117Introduction to Microsoft Office

3 credits

OFC 120Text Editing

3 credits

OFC 150Speech Recognition

3 credits

OFC 214Advanced Microsoft Word

3 credits

OFC 215Records Management

3 credits

OFC 255Executive Office Procedures

3 credits

OFC 260Writing Skills for the Administrative Assistant

3 credits

OFC 262Desktop Publishing Projects and Web Design

3 credits

OFC 266Administrative Office Management

3 credits

OFC 294Office Administration Colloquium

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:37

OFC 102: (May be waived by previous course or passing a keyboarding test administered by the Office Administration department chair.)

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ACC 114, ENG 101, OFC 102, OFC 113, OFC 117, SOC 212

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102, HST 114, OFC 120, OFC 150, OFC 214

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

BUS 111, OFC 215, OFC 255, OFC 266, COM 101

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

BUS 251, CED 210, Science Elective, OFC 260, OFC 262, OFC 294
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