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2008-2009
Administrative Assistant
Certificate
Curriculum code 1315

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Required Courses
(36 credit hours)

Program prerequisite:  Keyboarding skill of 26 net words per minute.  Students who need to reach this skill level may enroll in OSA-100, Keyboarding I.

For information about prerequisites and corequisites, please see the course descriptions that are linked from each course.

Suggested Schedule
First Semester

10 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
IMS-115 3 Introduction to PC Applications   
OSA-102 3 Document Formatting   
OSA-103 3 Office Language Skills   
OSA-104 1 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy May need to be repeated. Minimum skill level recommended for employment:  50 wpm.
Total: 10

Second Semester
9 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MIS-146 3 Operating Systems  
OSA-122 3 Electronic Spreadsheets  
OSA-145 3 PC Word Processing  
Total: 9

Third Semester
9 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
OSA-230 3 Business Presentations  

OSA-249

3 Accounting for Office Professionals  
OSA-255 3 Administrative Office Procedures  
Total: 9

Fourth Semester
8 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
OSA-246 3 PC Applications Integration  
OSA-257 3 Database Management  

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2 Elective: Select two hours from electives list.  
Total: 8

Electives
Select at least two elective credits from the following table to be included in the above course sequencing for this program.
2 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MIS-111 3 Internet Technologies  
OSA-116 1 Outlook  
OSA-232 3 Desktop Publishing  
OSA-234 3 Introduction to PC Graphics  
OSA-243 2 Business Writing  
OSA-250 2 Records Management  
OSA-258 3 Internship  
OSA-260 1 Seminar  
OSA-275 3 PC Applications for Power Users  
BUS-100 3 Introduction to Business  
LSC-110 3 Fundamentals of Meeting Planning  
MIS-141 3 Web Page Authoring and Publishing  

Graduation Requirements
Successful completion of all course requirements and the minimum number of credit hours for the specific certificate; minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 in the courses required for the certificate; at least 50 percent of the certificate hours must be completed at Moraine Valley; submission of graduation petition to the Records Office by published deadlines. (See college catalog for details.)

For More Information
Admissions Office
(708) 974-5355
admissions@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu
Academic Advising Center
(708) 974-5721
advising@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu/academicadvising
Department Chair
Michele August

Office: T917
(708) 974-5622 august@morainevalley.edu
  
Program Coordinator
Carol Straka

Office: T922A
(708) 974-5712 straka@morainevalley.edu   

Information and requirements may change without notice.

 
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