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The Business Office Applications Technology offers an Associate Degree in Business Office Applications with an Administrative Assistant major and a Medical Administrative Assistant Track that will enable students to acquire advanced software and keyboarding skills as well as management and team-building skills. Students will participate in office simulations and an office internship that will prepare them to become an integral part of any office management team. These skills will enable a graduate to assume responsibility without direct supervision, display initiative, exercise judgment, and prepare business communications documents.

The Medical Administrative Assistant Track also prepares students to work in medical settings such as hospitals, medical offices, clinics, dental offices, and insurance companies.

Gainful Employment Statement

The Office Specialist Certificate prepares students for the globally-recognized Microsoft® Office Specialist certification. In today’s workplace, more employers require that office workers are knowledgeable in all areas of Microsoft Office software applications. Students develop skills in word processing, electronic spreadsheets, presentation graphics, database management, electronic mail and personal information management, and file and folder management. These skills prepare students to be more productive while using the most up-to-date technologies. This certificate is available as an online/distance learning option.

The Bookkeeping Certificate prepares students for a career in office bookkeeping. This bookkeeping certificate includes preparatory courses enabling students to sit for a nationally recognized Bookkeeping certification exam. This certificate program may be completed in three quarters and provides a solid foundation of accounting and bookkeeping principles, electronic spreadsheets, and computerized accounting software packages. This certificate is also available as an online/distance learning option.

Columbus State Community College’s business degree programs are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Business Office Applications, the graduate will be able to:

  • Utilize business and industry tools and software to facilitate and enhance the creation, accessing, reporting, and analysis of business information.
  • Plan, implement, and manage business data and information by applying standard office procedures and practices.
  • Create written communication appropriate for the workplace, which meets standards of style and grammatical correctness.
  • Employ critical thinking, analytical problem–solving skills, and ethical decision-making techniques to resolve accounting and business issues.
  • Research information using a variety of resources, including the Internet, to accomplish tasks in the workplace environment.
  • Utilize current business models and technologies and be prepared to learn new technologies as they emerge.
  • Work effectively and efficiently within cross-functional workplace teams.

In addition to the general competencies, a graduate choosing the Medical Administrative Assistant Track will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and organization of current health care systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to spell, pronounce, and define basic medical terminology.

Administrative Assistant Major

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
BOA 1101 Word I  1
BOA 1150 Office Procedures I  2
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
MATH 1010 Mathematics for Business Applications  4
BOA 1131 Introduction to Keyboarding  2
BOA 1102 Excel I  1
BOA 1103 PowerPoint I  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 2 . .
BOA 1200 Business Language  2
BOA 1151 Office Procedures II  2
BOA 1132 Document Formatting & Skill Building  2
BOA 1191 Word II  2
BOA 1188 PowerPoint II  2
BOA 1172 Excel II  3
BOA 1104 Access I  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Summer Semester . .
SBS XXXX Refer to approved list  3
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping I  3
BMGT 1101 Principles of Business  3
BOA XXXX Technical Elective  2
BOA 1106 Internet Research  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 3 . .
XXXX XXXX Natural Science – Refer to approved list  4
FMGT 1101 Personal Finance  3
BOA 2125 Outlook  2
BOA 2195 Office Integration  2
BMGT 1111 Management  3
BOA 2191 Word III  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 4 . .
BOA 2999 BOA Capstone  3
BOA 2950 Practicum & Seminar  3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved list  3
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . 69

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

BOA 1113 Quickbooks I  1
BOA 1114 Quickbooks II  1
BOA 1115 Peachtree  2
BOA 1116 Adjusting Entries  1
BOA 1117 Payroll  1
BOA 1118 Inventory  1
BOA 1119 Internal Controls & Fraud  1
BOA 1120 Depreciation  1
BOA 1121 Bookkeeping Certificate Review  1
BOA 1138 Transcription  2
BOA 1139 Keyboarding Improvement  1
BOA 2112 Bookkeeping II  3
BOA 2167 Desktop Publishing  2

Medical Administrative Assistant Track

COURSE . .CR
Semester 1 . .
BOA 1101 Word I  1
BOA 1150 Office Procedures I  2
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
MATH 1010 Mathematics for Business Applications  4
BOA 1131 Introduction to Keyboarding  2
BOA 1102 Excel I  1
BOA 1103 PowerPoint I  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . .15
Semester 2 . .
BOA 1200 Business Language  2
BOA 1151 Office Procedures II  2
BOA 1132 Document Formatting & Skill Building  2
BOA 1191 Word II  2
MULT 1010 Medical Terminology  2
MLT 1100 Introduction to Health Care  2
BOA 1188 PowerPoint II  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . .14
Summer Semester . .
BOA 1106 Internet Research  1
BOA 1104 Access I  1
BOA 1172 Excel II  3
HIMT 1121 Advanced Medical Terminology  2
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping I  3
BOA XXXX Technical Elective  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . .12
Semester 3 . .
XXXX XXXX Natural Science – Refer to approved list  4
HIMT 1135 Health Data Management  3
BOA 2125 Outlook  2
SBS XXXX Refer to approved list  3
BOA 2195 Office Integration  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . .14
Semester 4 . .
BOA 2999 BOA Capstone  3
BOA 2950 Practicum & Seminar  3
HIMT 1265 Medical Reimbursement  3
BOA 1138 Transcription  2
HUM XXXX Refer to approved list  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . .14
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . .69

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

BOA 1113 QuickBooks I  1
BOA 1114 QuickBooks II  1
BOA 1139 Keyboarding Improvement  1
BOA 1300 Business Applications  2
BOA 2167 Desktop Publishing  2
BOA 2191 Word III  2

GE-SOCIAL BEHAVORIAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ANTH 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3
GEOG 2240 Economic and Social Geography  3
POLS 1100 American Government  3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology  3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3
ECON 2200 Microeconomics  3

GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

HART 1201 History of Art I  3
HART 1202 History of Art II  3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648  3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648  3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877  3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877  3
HIST 1181 World Civ I:   Non-Western/Non-Amer/1500  3
HIST 1182 World Civ II: Non-Western/Non-Amer/Since 1500  3
HIST 2223 African American History I:  1451-1876  3
HIST 2224 African American History II:  1877-Present  3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities  3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions  3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History  3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy  3
PHIL 1130 Ethics  3

GE-NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ASTR 1141 Life in the Universe  3
ASTR 1161 The Solar System  3
ASTR 1162 Stars and Galaxies  3
ASTR 1400 Astronomy Laboratory  1
BIO 1111 Introduction to Biology I  4
BIO 1112 Human Biology I  4
BIO 1113 Biological Sciences I  4
BIO 1114 Biological Sciences II  4
BIO 1125 Plant Biology  4
BIO 1127 Environmental Science I  4
BIO 2215 Introduction to Microbiology  4
BIO 2232 Human Physiology  4
CHEM 1110 Chemistry and Society  5
CHEM 1111 Elementary Chemistry I  4
CHEM 1112 Elementary Chemistry II  4
CHEM 1171 General Chemistry I  5
CHEM 1172 General Chemistry II  5
GEOL 1101 Introduction to Earth Science  4
GEOL 1105 Geology and the National Parks  3
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology  4
GEOL1122 Historical Geology  4
GEOL 1151 Natural Disasters  3
PHYS 1103 World of Energy  3
PHYS 1106 Physics by Inquiry: Properties & Motion  5
PHYS 1200 Introductory Algebra-Based Physics I  5
PHYS 1201 Algebra-Based Physics II  5
PHYS 1250 Calculus-Based Physics I  5
PHYS 1251 Calculus-Based Phys II  5

Office Specialist Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
BOA 1101 Word I  1
BOA 1131 Introducing to Keyboarding  2
COLS 1100 College Success Seminar  1
BOA 1102 Excel I  1
BOA 1103 PowerPoint I  1
BOA 1104 Access I  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
Semester 2 . .
BOA 1191 Word II  2
BOA 1172 Excel II  3
BOA 1188 PowerPoint II  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
Summer Semester . .
BOA 2191 Word III  2
BOA 2125 Outlook  2
BOA 2195 Office Integration  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS  . 20

Bookkeeping Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
MATH 1010 Mathematics for Business Applications  4
BOA 1102 Excel I  1
BOA 1101 Word I  1
COLS 1100 College Success Seminar  1
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping I  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 10
Semester 2 . .
BOA 2112 Bookkeeping II  3
BOA 1113 Quickbooks I  1
BOA 1114 Quickbooks II  1
BOA 1116 Adjusting Entries & Error  1
BOA 1117 Payroll  1
BOA 1119 Internal Control & Fraud Prevention  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 3 . .
BOA 1172 Excel II  3
BOA 1121 Bookkeeping Certificate Review  1
BOA 1115 Peachtree  2
BOA 1120 Depreciation  1
BOA 1118 Inventory  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 26