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Associate of Science in Office Technology
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Associate of Science in Office Technology

Total Credit Hours: 61-63


About Associate of Science in Office Technology


Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an office manager completing a variety of office processes, maintenance, and management, including oral and written communication; formatting simple to complex business correspondence; formatting reports; tables and administrative documents; filing; operating computers and business machines; using computer software application programs; distributing mail; answering the telephone; and providing good customer service.


 
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
EN___ English Composition Requirement 3
MA___ Mathematics Requirement 3-4
CS___ Computer Literacy Requirement 3

 
Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement 3-4

 
Natural and Physical Sciences Requirement 4
PY125 Interpersonal Relations 3
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
OA101 Keyboarding and Document Processing 3
OA103 Filing Systems 3
OA109 Business Math Using Excel 3
OA130 Information Processing 3
OA210 Database Management Systems 3
OA211 Business Communication 3
OA220 Spreadsheet Systems 3
OA230 Advanced Information Processing 3
OA250 Office Procedures 3
SM108 Introduction to Business 3
SM208 Personnel Supervision 3
Electives (Complete 9 credits)
Course Course Name Credits
AC100 Fundamentals of Bookkeeping and Accounting 3
CS110 Introduction to the Internet 3
OA240 Machine Transcription 3
OA292 Office Technology Practicum 3
  Program Total 61-63

2019-2020 College Catalog

Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.
 
Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.
 
The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.
 
Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.
 
Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the technical requirements of a student’s specific degree program.
 
The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

 

General Education Requirements

English Composition (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

EN 111

Writing for Research

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Natural & Physical Sciences (4-6 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI 101/101L

Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1)

4

SI 103/103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 105/105L

Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/110L

Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 130A/B

Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

6

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

Social &Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

PY 100

Personal Adjustment

HI 121

History of World Civilization I

HI 122

History of World Civilization II

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

Humanities and Fine Arts (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

4

CH 111

Chamorro II

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese I

4

JA 111

Beginning Japanese II

4

EN125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

EN 210

Introduction to Literature

3

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

Guam Cultures & Legends

3

PI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

Introduction to the Theater

3

Minimum General Education Requirements

19


Associate of Science in Office Technology
 
Year 1
  Semester 1     Semester 2  
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
EN___ English Composition Requirement 3 CS___ Computer Literacy Requirement 3
MA___ Mathematics Requirement 3-4 PY125 Interpersonal Relations 3
OA101 Keyboarding and Document Processing 3 OA130 Information Processing 3
OA109 Business Math Using Excel 3
 
Elective 3

 
Elective 3
 
Elective 3
  Total 15-16
 
Total 15
Year 2
  Semester 3     Semester 4  
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
OA211 Business Communication 3
 
Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 3-4
OA103 Filing Systems 3 SM108 Introduction to Business 3
  Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4 OA230 Advanced Information Processing 3
OA210 Database Management Systems 3 SM208 Personnel Supervision 3
OA220 Spreadsheet Systems 3 OA250 Office Procedures 3
  Total 16   Total 15-16
  Year 1 Total 30-31   Year 2 Total 31-32
        Program Total 61-63

2019-2020 College Catalog



Upon successful completion of the AS in Office Technology program, students will be able to:
  1. Obtain knowledge and skills in various computer applications so that they will be able to adapt to the technological needs of their respective organizations.
  2. Use previously learned skills and information to format and produce various office documents.
  3. Express confidence in their ability to use and integrate several office applications.

OA230 Advanced Information Processing

This course provides the student with a review of basic word processing concepts and skills and introduces advanced word processing functions to prepare documents that integrate files from various application programs (word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation graphics), the Internet, and other emerging technologies. 

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OA211 Business Communication

Students learn the basics of business communication and are provided practice in applying them using many real-world writing forms of communication, to include composing letters, memorandums, emails, reports, proposals, employment communications, and oral presentations. This course teaches students how and when to be concise, in addition to communicating effectively. It prepares students for the job-interview process, writing resumes and application letters, and exposes them to business communication in social media.

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OA250 Office Procedures

This is a finishing course for students in the Office Technology Program.  It prepares students for work in today’s modern office.  Topics include:  the work environment, workplace technologies, written communication, records, and presentations, customer and employee satisfaction, mail, travel, meetings and conferences, and career.

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Associate of Science in Visual Communications

The Associate of Science in Visual Communications focuses on the creative elements in the world of technology. Three major areas are addressed in this program: print, video and interactive media. Although the areas of study are different in delivery, they incorporate skills that are common to all.  The curriculum is geared towards training students to enter the professional industry.

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Associate of Science in Supervision & Management

The Supervision and Management program prepares students for entry-level positions and employment in the field of supervision and management. The program is designed for students who want to learn, update and augment existing knowledge and skills and/or acquire cutting-edge technical and managerial skills; it is also designed for current and future leaders, supervisors, and managers who desire the latest skills to be effective and productive in their respective fields.

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Associate of Science in Computer Science

The Associate of Science in Computer Science will provide opportunities for students to work as system analysts who design computer systems for processing information, programmers who write instructions and translate them into a machine readable language, computer operators who monitor and control computer systems and retrieve results, and data entry personnel who enter information and instructions into the computer.

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