Richland College - Degree Plans - Business Office Systems and Support - Administrative Support Certificate

2014 - 2015 Catalog
Program: Business Office Systems and Support
Degree Plan: Administrative Support Certificate

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(Level II Certificate)

Officially known as: Office Technology -- Administrative Support

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

  • 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: C2.BOSS.ADM.SUPP.08

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.



POFI 1301 Computer Application 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)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)


POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I OR 3
POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support (3)
POFI 1349 Spreadsheets 3
POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology OR 3
POFT 1321 Business Math (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


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)
POFI 2450 Databases OR 4
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database OR (4)
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management (3)
POFI 2331 Desktop Publishing OR 3
POFI 2340 Advanced Word Processing OR (3)
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software (3)
+Elective 1-4
Minimum Hours Required 43-47

+Electives - must be selected from any 1-4 credit hour ACCT, ACNT, BMGT, BUSI, IMED, ITSC, ITSW, MRKG, POFI, or POFT course.

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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