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. communication
    3. data management
    4. spreadsheet creation
    5. computerized accounting
    6. presentation   
    7. word processing 
    8. desktop publishing
    9. web design
    10. project management
  2. Students 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. Students who document experiential learning credit will be assessed through an e-portfolio that they will submit before the end of their final semester instead of through the internship.
  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 1100Introduction to Business3
ACED 2000Beginning Keyboarding3
ACED 2400Computer Technology for the Workplace3
or CS 1000 Introduction to Microcomputers and Applications
Area F Electives9
Select 9 hours from the following:
Principles of Accounting I
The Environment of Business
Survey of Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Other advisor-approved technology- or business-related elective
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 3000Office Calculations and Recordkeeping3
ACED 3101
ACED 3150
Computerized Office Accounting
and Computer Systems for the Office
ACED 3150Computer Systems for the Office3
ACED 3400Applied Computer Technology3
ACED 3610Web Design and Multimedia3
ACED 4020Virtual Office Technology3
ACED 4050Workforce Development and Management for Technical Leaders3
ACED 4070Advanced Document Processing3
ACED 4160Administrative Office Procedures3
ACED 4820Project Management for Technical Leaders3
ACED 4300Practicum in Adult and Career Education3
or ACED 2940 Basic Admin Office Tech Skills
Guided Electives18
Students need a total of 39 hours of course work at the 3000-4000 level in the Major and Guided Electives;
Basic Admin Office Tech Skills
History and Philosophy of Career Education
Multicultural Workforce Issues for Technical Leaders
Interm Admin Office Tech Sklls
Practicum in Adult and Career Education
Health and Safety in the Work Environment
Contemporary Skills for the Workplace
Technology, Work and Performance for Technical Leaders
Accounting Principles for Entrepreneurs
Principles of Accounting II
Race, Class, and Gender
Applied Business Statistics
The Environment of Business
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
Professional Writing
Technical Writing and Editing
Fundamentals of Personal Finance
Financial Management
Health and Wellness for Life
Introduction to Paralegalism
Legal Research I
Legal Research II
Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal
Consumer Law
Administrative Law
The Law of Real Property Transactions
Management and Organization Behavior
Small Business Management
Human Resource Management
International Management
Introduction to Marketing
International Marketing
Marketing of Services
Reflective Seminar I: Self as Learner
Reflective Seminar II: Self in Context
Reflective Seminar III: Transforming Self, Self-Transformation
Introduction to Public Administration
Public Administration and Public Policy Formation
Government Organization and Administrative Theory
Public Personnel Administration
Public Finance Administration
Intergovernmental Relations
Quality Management in Public Administration
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
or other advisor-approved electives
Total hours required for the degree120