Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate into simulated activities higher level office administration skills as follows:
    1. decision-making
    2. spreadsheet creation
    3. presentation and communication  
    4. word processing 
    5. desktop publishing
  2. Program interns will demonstrate an acceptable level of competence in workplace skills.
  3. Program graduates will report an adequate level of their perceived competence with the following computer technology applications:
    1. operating system software
    2. word processing software
    3. e-mail and messaging software
    4. database software
    5. spreadsheet software
    6. presentation software
    7. desktop publishing software
    8. computerized accounting software
    9. webpage design software.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Students will be assessed on their performance on simulated activities in ACED 4160 (Administrative Office Procedures).
  2. Program interns will be assessed on their practicum experience through direct observation using a rating scale by the job site supervisor. Program interns and job site supervisors will complete a post-practicum survey designed to identify program strengths and weaknesses.
  3.  Program graduates will respond to a survey relating their perceptions about their preparation for using a variety of computer/technology applications.

Requirements for the B.S. Degree with a Major in Office Administration and Technology

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum)42
Area F Requirements
ACED 1100
ACED 2000
Introduction to Business
and Beginning Keyboarding
6
ACED 2400Computer Technology for the Workplace3
or CS 1000 Introduction to Microcomputers and Applications
ACCT 2101Principles of Accounting I3
BUSA 2106The Environment of Business3
ECON 1500Survey of Economics3
or ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
All courses in Area F must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Major Course Requirements60
ACED 2050Communications for the Workplace3
ACED 2300Intermediate Keyboarding3
ACED 2700Desktop Publishing3
ACED 3101
ACED 3150
Computerized Office Accounting
and Computer Systems for the Office
6
ACED 3400Applied Computer Technology3
ACED 3610Web Design and Multimedia3
ACED 4020Virtual Office Technology3
MKTG 3050Introduction to Marketing3
ACED 4050Workforce Development and Management3
ACED 4070Office Applications3
ACED 4160Administrative Office Procedures3
ACED 4300Practicum in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 4550Health and Safety in the Work Environment3
ACED 4820Project Management for Technical Professionals3
Guided Electives15
Select 15 hours; at least 6 hours must be at the 3000- or 4000- level: 15
Basic Admin Office Tech Skills
Interm Admin Office Tech Sklls
History and Philosophy of Career Education
Contemporary Skills for the Workplace
Principles of Accounting II
Race, Class, and Gender
Applied Business Statistics
Free Enterprise Education
Human Communication
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Algorithmic Problem Solving
Principles of Programming I
Survey of Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Grammar and Style
Writing for Business
Technical Writing and Editing
Fundamentals of Personal Finance
Financial Management
Health and Wellness for Life
KSPE 2800
Introduction to Paralegalism
Legal Research I
Introduction to Library Resources
Management and Organization Behavior
Small Business Management
Human Resource Management
International Management
International Marketing
Marketing of Services
Ethical Concepts in Technology
Medical Terminology for Health and Wellness
Crossroads, Cross Cultures: Exploring the Global Village
Internet Technology
Exploring the Information Society
Ethics and Business
Beginning Spanish Language and Introduction to Hispanic Cultures, I
Beginning Spanish Language and Introduction to Hispanic Cultures, II
Voice and Diction
or other advisor-approved electives
Total hours required for the degree120

Online Bachelor Completion Option

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Program graduates will demonstrate an acceptable level of competency in job skills.
  2. Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to integrate into simulated activities such higher level office administration skills as decision-making skills, communication skills, advanced keyboarding skills, advanced word processing skills, and problem-solving skills.
  3. Program graduates will report an adequate level of perceived competence in a variety of computer technology applications, such as desktop publishing, multimedia applications, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Students will be assessed through an e-portfolio that will be submitted before the end of their final semester.
  2. Students will be assessed on their performance of simulated activities in ACED 4160 (Administrative Office Procedures).
  3. Students will respond to a survey relating to their perceptions about their preparation for using a variety of computer/technology applications.

Admission to Online Bachelor Completion Option

Students must be admitted to the Online Bachelor Completion (OBC) Option in order to enroll in junior- and senior-level OAT-OBC course work. The requirements for admission into the OBC Option are that the student will have:

  1. met University System of Georgia core curriculum requirements (or equivalent).
  2. achieved at least an overall 2.3 GPA.
  3. successfully completed all Area F courses (or exemptions) with a grade of “C” or better.
  4. successfully qualified for 3 experiential credits in ACED 2940 with a minimum of 3 years of valid, verifiable work experience.
  5. provided evidence of online readiness through an assessment tool such as the University System of Georgia’s Student Online Readiness Tool (SORT).

Requirements for the B.S. Degree with a Major in Office Administration and Technology-Online Bachelor Completion (OBC) Option

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum)42
Area F Requirements
ACED 1100
ACED 2000
Introduction to Business
and Beginning Keyboarding
3
ACED 2400Computer Technology for the Workplace3
or CS 1000 Introduction to Microcomputers and Applications
ACCT 2101Principles of Accounting I3
BUSA 2106The Environment of Business3
ECON 1500Survey of Economics3
or ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
All courses in Area F must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Major Course Requirements60
ACED 2050Communications for the Workplace3
ACED 2300Intermediate Keyboarding3
ACED 2700Desktop Publishing3
ACED 2940Basic Admin Office Tech Skills3
ACED 3101Computerized Office Accounting3
ACED 3150Computer Systems for the Office3
ACED 3400Applied Computer Technology3
ACED 3610Web Design and Multimedia3
ACED 4020Virtual Office Technology3
MKTG 3050Introduction to Marketing3
ACED 4050Workforce Development and Management3
ACED 4070Office Applications3
ACED 4160Administrative Office Procedures3
ACED 4550
ACED 4820
Health and Safety in the Work Environment
and Project Management for Technical Professionals
6
Guided Electives 15
Select 15 hours; at least 6 hours must be at the 3000- or 4000- level15
History and Philosophy of Career Education
Interm Admin Office Tech Sklls
Contemporary Skills for the Workplace
Principles of Accounting II
Race, Class, and Gender
Applied Business Statistics
Free Enterprise Education
Human Communication
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Algorithmic Problem Solving
Principles of Programming I
Survey of Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Grammar and Style
Writing for Business
Technical Writing and Editing
Financial Management
Health and Wellness for Life
KSPE 2800
Introduction to Paralegalism
Legal Research I
Introduction to Library Resources
Management and Organization Behavior
Small Business Management
Human Resource Management
International Management
International Marketing
Marketing of Services
Ethical Concepts in Technology
Medical Terminology for Health and Wellness
Crossroads, Cross Cultures: Exploring the Global Village
Internet Technology
Exploring the Information Society
Ethics and Business
Beginning Spanish Language and Introduction to Hispanic Cultures, I
Beginning Spanish Language and Introduction to Hispanic Cultures, II
Voice and Diction
or other advisor-approved electives
Total hours required for the degree120