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Degree Plans - Office Technology - Executive Assistant AAS (Archived)

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Tech Prep)

Also referred to as: Business Office Systems and Support -- Executive Assistant

Offered at Brookhaven, Eastfield, El Centro, North Lake, and Richland only

CVC-Closed June 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.BOSS.EXE.ASST.08

The Associate in Applied Sciences Degree comprehensive curriculum is designed as an advanced level program to prepare students for executive assistant and computer support positions in an office environment. Students will use state-of-the-art technology to develop skills necessary to become a productive member of the business community. Topics include office management, human relations, records management, oral and written business communications, plus word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, and telecommunication applications.



POFI 1301 Computer Applications I 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding OR 3
POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding (3)
POFI 1341 Computer Applications II# OR 3
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications (3)
HIST 1301 History of the United States 3


POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I OR 3
POFM 1309 Medical Office Procedures (3)
POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFT 1328 Business Presentations 3
+Elective 3-4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication 3
POFI 1349 Spreadsheets 3
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I 3
POFT 1321 Business Math AND 3
ECOL 1305 People and Their Environment OR 3
++Elective Natural Science (4)
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3


POFI 2331 Desktop Publishing OR 3
POFI 2340 Advanced Word Processing OR (3)
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software (3)
POFI 1441 Computer Applications II# OR 4
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database (4)
POFT 1380 Cooperative Education - Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General OR 3
POFT 1382 Cooperative Education - General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (3)
++++Elective Communication 3-4
Minimum Hours Required 61-64

+Elective – any 3 or 4 credit hour POFI, POFT, ACCT, ACNT, BMGT, BUSI, IMED, ITSC, ITSW, ITSE, or MRKG course.

++Natural Science Elective – must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Natural Science.

+++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

++++Communication Elective – must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Communication.

#Any student selecting POFI 1341 Computer Applications II and POFI 1441 Computer Applications II must select two separate applications to have each course count as meeting the requirement.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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