Office Administration & Systems Technology

Occupational Major

This major is primarily designed for job preparedness. Students who are considering transferring to a baccalaureate institution should be aware that decisions on transferability of courses are made by the baccalaureate institution and differ from school to school. Students should contact the Transfer Services office early in their academic programs to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Department of Business Studies
Penn 401 • Phone: (215) 504-8227
Curriculum Code No. 2150

The Office Administration and Systems Technology degree program is designed to prepare highly qualified office professionals needed in today's high-technology office environment. The program provides a broad background in office management, business, communication, computer technology, and interpersonal skills. Depending upon the track chosen, individuals in the Office Administration and Systems Technology degree program are qualified to hold the following positions in areas of business and industry or government: executive assistant, legal assistant, or administrative assistant to an accounting specialist.

Graduates of this program will:

  • create business letters, memorandums, and other douments in correct English at a high level of speed and accuracy in updated formats;
  • apply principles of supervision and management in order to obtain maximum productivity from computerized systems in both traditional and automated offices with appropriate emphasis on people, procedures and equipment; and
  • use computers effectively and efficiently and apply software applications in an office environment.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking F,5
3
COMP110
English Composition I B,F,1
3
MGMT100
Introduction to Business 2
3
MGMT120
Business Mathematics B,F,3
3
OADM110
Business Communication B,F,1
3
OADM140
Keyboarding/Typewriting A
3
OADM142
Basic Applications of Microsoft Excel
1
OADM143
Basic Applications of Microsoft Access
1
OADM145
Basic Applications of Microsoft Power Point
1
OADM147
Microsoft Windows
1
OADM155
Searching the Web
1
OADM165
Basic Applications of Microsoft Publisher
1
OADM167
Basic Applications of Microsoft Outlook
1
OADM190
Professional Development
3
OADM225
MS Word - Beginning A,F
3
OADM226
MS Word- Advanced F
3
OADM230
Microsoft Office F
3
OADM245
Microsoft PowerPoint Level II
1
OADM260
Advanced Keyboarding F
3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge E,F,4
3
Cultural Perspective D 3
Personal Health D 3
Track Courses C 12/13
Total Credit Hours 62/63

Track A: Administrative Emphasis

Course Credits
OADM105
Administrative Office Procedures F
3
OADM150
Office Technology Concepts F
3
OADM195
Records Management F
3
OADM205
Administrative Office Procedures II F
3
OADM246
Microsoft PowerPoint Level III F
1
Total Credit Hours 13/63

Track B: Legal Emphasis

Course Credits
OADM115
Legal Terminology
3
MGMT130
Business Law
3
LAWS100
Introduction to Paralegal Studies Law
3
OADM126
Word Perfect F
3
Total Credit Hours 12/62

Track C: Accounting Emphasis

Course Credits
ACCT103
Introductory Accounting
3
ACCT105
Financial Accounting F
4
ACCT120
Payroll Records and Accounting F
3
ACCT130
Accounting Applications of the Microcomputer F
3
Total Credit Hours 13/63

Track D: Management/Marketing Emphasis

Course Credits
ACCT103
Introductory Accounting
3
MKTG100
Principles of Marketing F
3
MKTG200
Advertising
3
MGMT210
Office Management
3
OR
MGMT250
Human Resource Management F
3
Total Credit Hours 12/62

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
MGMT100
Introduction to Business 2
3
OADM140
Keyboarding/Typewriting A
3
OADM147
Microsoft Windows
1
OADM155
Searching the Web
1
OADM167
Basic Applications of Microsoft Outlook
1
OADM190
Professional Development
3
Track Course C 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Second Semester

Course Credits
OADM260
Advanced Keyboarding F
3
OADM225
MS Word - Beginning A,F
3
OADM142
Basic Applications of Microsoft Excel
1
OADM145
Basic Applications of Microsoft PowerPoint
1
OADM165
Basic Applications of Microsoft Publisher
1
Track Course C 3/4
Cultural Perspective D 3
Total Credit Hours 15/16

Third Semester

Course Credits
OADM226
MS Word - Advanced F
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking F,5
3
COMP110
English Composition I B,F,1
3
MGMT120
Business Mathematics B,F,3
3
OADM143
Basic Applications of Microsoft Access
1
OADM245
Microsoft PowerPoint Level II
1
Track Course C 3
Total Credit Hours 17

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
OADM230
Microsoft Office F
3
OADM110
Business Communication B,F,1
3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge E,F,4
3
Personal Health D 3
Track Course C 3
Total Credit Hours 15

A Open to Credit by Examination.
B Placement testing required.
C Students must complete all courses in the chosen track.
D Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory. Any course may be chosen.
E Any INTG285 course may be chosen.
F Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Writing requirement.
2 Satisfies Social Perspectives.
3 Satisfies College level Mathematics or Science.
4 Satisfies Writing Intensive requirement.
5 Satisfies Creative Expression.