¿Qué aprenderé?

The Administrative Office Systems and Applications degree program prepares students to work in an office environment of people and prepares students to assume positions as office managers, supervisors, or as assistants to top executives. These positions use a variety of office technology and computer-based applications (word processing, electronic mail, desktop publishing, presentation graphics, database management, and spreadsheet creation.).

Classes emphasize technology, proofreading and editing, document formatting, electronic filing, transcription, human relations, and computerized 10-key. Students develop administrative skills necessary to participate as part of the management team. Office management personnel assist in planning, organizing, and controlling information-related activities and in leading or directing people to attain the objectives of the organization. They support and help facilitate accurate communication and information exchange to internal and external customers on a timely basis.

To qualify for the Associate of Arts in Administrative Office Systems and Applications degree, students must satisfactorily complete the Degree Major requirements specified below and the local AA/AS General Education requirements. See the Associate Degrees and Certificates section of this catalog for more information on the local AA/AS overall requirements and the local AA/AS General Education requirements.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s).

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the degree will be able to:

  • Manage office operations, including employee supervision, records management, supplies and equipment, administrative support, financial statements, and customer service.
  • Evaluate business projects and task lists to prioritize completion of work.
  • Complete business projects via the integration of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.
  • Utilize ethical decision-making processes to determine appropriate behavior.

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units

BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4 or

BUS 20 General Accounting 3-4

BUS 5 Human Relations in Business 3

BUS 10 Introduction to Business 3

CIS 1 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 4 Or

CIS 5 Introduction to Computer Science 4-5

CIS 40 Database Management 4

CIS 42 Spreadsheet Applications 4

COMM 20 Interpersonal Communication Skills 3

COPED 456Q Occupational Work Experience in Administrative Office Systems and Applications 1-4 Or

COPED 450 General Work Experience 1-3

Plus: Typewriting proficiency required via credit by exam at 45 NWPM

Total Required Units for Degree Major: 25-27

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Merritt College

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (60 )

Costos de estudio
US$7.950,00 por año
USD $265 per unit

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Fecha de inicio

24 Agosto 2020, 25 Enero 2021


Merritt College

12500 Campus Drive,



94619, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Students must have a high School/Secondary School Diploma (from High School or secondary school) in a recognised institution. Applicant must have TOEFL score of 61 ibt, or 6 on the IELTS test.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Students must have a High School/Secondary School Diploma (from High School or secondary school)

Applicant must have TOEFL score of 61 ibt, or 6 on the IELTS test.

Deadlines to Apply: Spring - November 1; Summer - April 1; Fall - June 1.

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