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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Business Office Systems and Support
Degree Plan: Administrative Specialist Certificate

(Level 2 Certificate)

Brookhaven, Eastfield, El Centro, North Lake, and Richland campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: C2.BOSS.ADM.SPEC.19

The Administrative Support Certificate prepares students for a successful career as an office professional. The Certificate is developed to the specifications of the local job market.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFI 1301 Computer Application 1 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding OR 3
POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding # (3)
POFI 1341 Computer Applications 2 OR 3
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications (3)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures 1 OR 3
POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support (3)
POFI 1349 Spreadsheets 3
POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFT 1321 Business Math 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication 3
POFT 1380 Cooperative Education - Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General OR 3
POFT 1382 Cooperative Education - General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (3)
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database # OR 4
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management 1 # (3)
POFI 2331 Desktop Publishing # OR 3
POFI 2340 Advanced Word Processing # OR (3)
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software (3)
+Elective Elective (one course) 3-4
Semester Total 15-17
Minimum Hours Required 45-47

# Students cannot duplicate these courses as a required course and as an elective course.

+Electives - must be selected from the following courses:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4
POFI 2331 Desktop Publishing 3
POFI 2340 Advanced Word Processing 3
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management 1 3
POFT 1328 Business Presentations 3
POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding 3

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.