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The Administrative Support Specialist degree prepares students by developing and enhancing their skills using current technologies in today's office. Courses are designed for students entering the Office Technology Information curriculum for the first time and for students preparing for a return to the work force. This degree requires a minimum of 64 credits in program requirements, program electives and general education in the courses listed below.

For more information about Office Technology Information, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: OFTI.AAS.SUPRT

Program Requirements
OFTI 1100Keyboarding and Document Fundamentals3
or OFTI 1105 Speed Development Keyboarding
OFTI 1110Document Formatting3
OFTI 1130Business Correspondence3
OFTI 1200MS Office for Professional Staff3
OFTI 1203E-Mail and Electronic Communication3
OFTI 1210Word Processing I3
OFTI 1215Advanced Word Processing/ Desktop Publishing3
OFTI 1250Electronic Presentations for Business Professionals3
OFTI 1300Virtual Office Assistant3
OFTI 2500Professional Office Capstone3
OFTI 2600Professional Development3
ACCOU 2140Financial Accounting4
BUSIN 1100Introduction to Business3
MANAG 2210Principles of Management3
Program Electives
Select one three credit hour CIS course 1, 23
General Education
Select 18 to 22 credits 218-22
Total Credits64-68

CIS 1221 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets is highly recommended.


In addition to the courses listed above.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENGLI 1101
English Composition I
or Workplace Writing
OFTI 1105 Speed Development Keyboarding 3
OFTI 1130 Business Correspondence 3
OFTI 1200 MS Office for Professional Staff 3
OFTI 1210 Word Processing I 3
Second Semester
OFTI 1110 Document Formatting 3
OFTI 1215 Advanced Word Processing/ Desktop Publishing 3
OFTI 1300 Virtual Office Assistant 3
BUSIN 1100 Introduction to Business 3
MATH 1100 Business Mathematics 3
Summer Semester
OFTI 1203 E-Mail and Electronic Communication 3
Third Semester
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Small-Group Communication
Introduction to Business Communication
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
BIOLO 1100
Survey of Biology
or Physical Geology of Earth's Interior
OFTI 1250 Electronic Presentations for Business Professionals 3
CIS 1221 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets 3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Fourth Semester
OFTI 2500 Professional Office Capstone 3
OFTI 2600 Professional Development 3
ACCOU 2140 Financial Accounting 4
MANAG 2210 Principles of Management 3
 Total Credits65

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.
  • Meet with Program Chair or Program Advisor
  • Review and obtain a copy of yearly plan.
  • Take math placement exam.
  • Review reading and writing placement exam process
  • Ensure access to MS Office 2019

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.
  • Completed math placement
  • Enrolled in math course

Summer Semester

  • Attempt MOS Certification for MS Word 2019

Fourth Semester

  • Complete and present Capstone portfolio