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Administrative Office ProfessionalOffice Assistant
One-Year Certificate

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Robin Brush
: 503-491-7174 - Room AC2663
Robin.Brush@mhcc.edu
(Students with last name beginning A-F)

Brenda Houchen: 503-491-7431 - Room AC2661
Brenda.Houchen@mhcc.edu
(Students with last name beginning G-N)

Anna Johnson: 503-491-7686 - Room AC 2662
Anna.Johnson@mhcc.edu
(Students with last name beginning O-Z)

Students who are self-starters with strong organizational skills and who are detail-oriented can use this program to gain entry into positions in any industry or business. The program allows students to learn to manage time and develop human relations expertise while developing a professional attitude and project management skills. Office assistants ensure that offices run smoothly with technology training in Microsoft Office software.

Employment opportunities for full-time, temporary or part-time work in the Portland metropolitan area are excellent. The demand for office support personnel is high in both the private and public sectors. Students eager to enter the world of work at an entry-level position will find this program appealing.

For further advising assistance, students are highly encouraged to follow the Web link “Additional Program Information” found on this program’s Web page at mhcc.edu/programs

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Apply standard English rules in clear, concise and effective business communications
  • Apply critical thinking and technology skills to select appropriate software to solve a business problem
  • Use communication software to set up and manage meetings
  • Demonstrate accuracy and skill in handling the telephone
  • Demonstrate competence in production of business documents
  • Evaluate the validity of a website when using the Internet for information searches
  • Organize records with both manual and electronic filing methods
First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
BT101   Office Careers Survey
1
BT110   Business Editing
3
BT118   Records and Information Management
3
BT121B   Keyboard Formatting1, 2or BT121 Keyboarding Principles1, 2or
BT122 Professional Keyboarding1, 2  
2-3
BA101   Introduction to Business
4
BA131   Introduction to Business Computing2, 3  
4
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡
3
17-18  
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
BT111   Editing Techniques
3
BT116   Communication Technologies
3
BT122   Professional Keyboarding1, 4 or
BT123A Keyboarding Skill Development1, 4  
3
BT125   Microsoft Word Training3  
3
WR121   English Composition2  
4
16  
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
BT126   Microsoft Word Simulation3  
3
BT225   Document Processing3  
3
BT205   Business Communications3  
4
BA101   Introduction to Business
4
BA285   Leadership and Human Relations
3
MO214   Building a Professional Portfolio or
HD209RES Developing Your Resume
1
MTH065   Beginning Algebra II (or higher) 2, 4, ‡  
4
18  
Total Credits 51-52  

1 Minimum typing skill level is required.
2 Students with no keyboarding and no formatting experience should select BT121; students able to touch type but with no formatting knowledge should select BT121B; students with touch type and formatting skills should select BT122.
3 See course description for prerequisite.
4 BT122 may not be repeated. Only students who complete BT122 in the first quarter may select BT123A.
5
A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematicscourse (or higher.)

Additional Coursework
In selecting additional coursework, the student should consult with the faculty adviser. Students may choose to earn the Office Software Specialist certificate or expand employment opportunities further by taking additional coursework in the associate degree program.

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