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

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
62/63

Track A: Administrative Emphasis

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
13/63

Track B: Legal Emphasis

OADM115 Legal Terminology 3
MGMT130 Business Law 3
LAWS100 Introduction to Paralegal Studies Law 3
OADM126 Word Perfect F 3
12/62

Track C: Accounting Emphasis

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

Track D: Management/Marketing Emphasis

ACCT103 Introductory Accounting 3
MKTG100 Principles of Marketing F 3
MKTG200 Advertising 3
MGMT210 Office Management
OR
MGMT250 Human Resource Management F 3
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

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
15

Second Semester

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
15/16

Third Semester

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
17

Fourth Semester

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
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.