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2010-2011
Office Systems and Applications
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Curriculum code 1257

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Required Courses
(64 credit hours)
The following suggested schedule is based on full-time enrollment. Students may also complete the program through part-time enrollment.

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 Full-Time Schedule
First Semester

15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
___-___ 3 Humanities and Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences

Choose from: ARB, ANT, ART, ECO, FRE, GER, GEO, HIS, HUM, JPN, LIT, MUS, PHI, PSC, PSY, SOC, SPA, SSC, THE

  
COM-101 3 Composition I   
MTH-120
or
BUS-120

3

General Education Mathematics

Business Mathematics

  
IMS-115 3 Introduction to PC Applications   
OSA-103 3 Office Language Skills  
Total: 15

Second Semester
18 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes

COM-103

3 Speech Fundamentals   
MIS-146 3 Operating Systems  
OSA-122 3 Electronic Spreadsheets  
OSA-145 3 PC Word Processing  
___-___

___-___

6 Required Career Course: Select six hours from chosen concentration.  
Total: 18

Third Semester
16 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
___-___ 3 Required Career Course: Select three hours from chosen concentration.  
___-___ 4 Physical and Life Science

Choose from: BIO, CHM, EAS, GEL, NAT, PHS, PHY

 
OSA-249 3 Accounting for Office Professionals  
MIS-111 3 Internet Technologies  
___-___ 3 Required Career Course: Select three hours from chosen concentration.  
Total: 16

Fourth Semester
15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
OSA-230 3 Business Presentations  
OSA-257 3 Database Management  
OSA-258 3 Internship  

___-___

3 Required Career Course: Select three hours from chosen concentration.  

___-___

3 Required Career Course or Program elective.  
Total: 15

Concentrations
Select one area of concentration from Administrative Assistant, Office Administrator, Legal Office Assistant, Desktop Publishing Specialist, Web Design Assistant, PC Applications Help Desk Specialist or Medical Secretary.

Administrative Assistant
18 credit hours

Required Special Career Courses
15 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
OSA-102 3 Document Formatting  
OSA-104 1 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy May need to be repeated. Minimum skill level recommended for employment:  50 wpm 
OSA-243 2 Business Writing  
OSA-246 3 PC Applications Integration  
OSA-250 2 Records Management  
OSA-255 3 Administrative Office Procedures  
OSA-260 1 Seminar  

Electives
3 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
BUS-100 3 Introduction to Business  
LSC-110 3 Fundamentals of Meeting Planning  
MIS-141 3 Web Page Authoring and Publishing  
OSA-116 1 Outlook  
OSA-232 3 Desktop Publishing  
OSA-234 3 Introduction to PC Graphics  
OSA-275 3 PC Applications for Power Users  

OR

Office Administrator
18 credit hours

Required Special Career Courses
15 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
BUS-226 3 Business Ethics  
BUS-231 3 Principles of Management  
OSA-246 3 PC Applications Integration  
OSA-255 3 Administrative Office Procedures  
PSY-201 3 Industrial/Organizational Psychology  

Electives
3 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
BUS-100 3 Introduction to Business  
LSC-110 3 Fundamentals of Meeting Planning  
MIS-141 3 Web Page Authoring and Publishing  
OSA-116 1 Outlook  
OSA-232 3 Desktop Publishing  
OSA-234 3 Introduction to PC Graphics  
OSA-275 3 PC Applications for Power Users  

OR

Legal Office Assistant
18 credit hours

Required Special Career Courses
15 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
BUS-110 3 Legal Environment in Business  
OSA-102 3 Document Formatting  
OSA-104 1 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy May need to be repeated. Minimum skill level recommended for employment:  60 wpm
OSA-246 3 PC Applications Integration  
OSA-250 2 Records Management  
OSA-252 3 Legal Terminology and Procedures  

Electives
3 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
BUS-136 3 Business Law  
OSA-116 1 Outlook  
OSA-232 3 Desktop Publishing  
OSA-243 2 Business Writing  
OSA-260 1 Seminar  

OR

Desktop Publishing Specialist
18 credit hours

Required Special Career Courses
18 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MIS-141 3 Web Page Authoring and Publishing  
OSA-125 3 Introduction to Website Design  
OSA-232 3 Desktop Publishing  
OSA-234 3 Introduction to PC Graphics  
OSA-235 3 Desktop Publishing Applications  
OSA-236 3 PC Graphics Applications  

OR

Web Design Assistant
18 credit hours

Required Special Career Courses
15 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MIS-141 3 Web Page Authoring and Publishing  
OSA-125 3 Introduction to Website Design  
OSA-135 3 Website Applications  
OSA-234 3 Introduction to PC Graphics  
OSA-236 3 PC Graphics Applications  

Electives
3 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MIS-105 3 Programming Principles  
MIS-241 3 Advanced Web Page Authoring  
OSA-232 3 Desktop Publishing  
OSA-246 3 PC Applications Integration  

OR

PC Applications Help Desk Specialist
18 credit hours

Required Special Career Courses
15 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
LAN-111 3 IT Essentials—A+  
MIS-121 3 Networking for Business  
OSA-246 3 PC Applications Integration  
OSA-275 3 PC Applications for Power Users  
PSY-201 3 Industrial/Organizational Psychology  

Electives
3 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
BUS-100 3 Introduction to Business  
MIS-105 3 Programming Principles  
MIS-141 3 Web Page Authoring and Publishing  
OSA-116 1 Outlook  
OSA-232 3 Desktop Publishing  
OSA-234 3 Introduction to PC Graphics  
OSA-243 2 Business Writing  

OR

Medical Secretary
18 credit hours

Required Special Career Courses
18 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MRT-105 3 Beginning Medical Transcription  
MRT-110 3 Medical Terminology  
MRT-111 4 Health Information Management  
OSA-102 3 Document Formatting  
OSA-104 1 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy  
OSA-116 1 Outlook  
OSA-255 3 Administrative Office Procedures  

Graduation Requirements
Official high school transcript with date of graduation or a GED certificate; minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; successful completion of all course requirements and the minimum number of credit hours for the specific degree; minimum of 15 semester hours completed at Moraine Valley; constitution requirement; a "C" grade or better in COM-101 and a "C" grade or better in COM-102 if COM-102 is required for this program; successful completion of minimum level of competency in Mathematics; 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

Internship Coordinator
Jane Corradetti

Office Systems and Applications
Office T502
coradetti@morainevalley.edu

Information and requirements may change without notice.

 
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