Business - Office Administration, Associate in Science

The Office Administration program adds to the foundation skills of the Business Information Worker Certificate of Achievement to prepare students for a higher level of responsibility, to include functions in bookkeeping entries, more advanced word processing and spreadsheet skills, and a choice of other business skills often used within the scope of an office administration position. The productivity tools learned through this program are immediately applicable to office administration positions and will enhance effectiveness far into the future of any business career. Earning the Associate-level degree adds the additional dimension of general education.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Produce documents and process information utilizing Microsoft Office.
  • Apply basic information system concepts in a business environment.
  • Demonstrate professional communication and appropriate office etiquette.
  • Utilize business accounting software.
  • Perform additional activities typically assigned to office personnel.

Associate in Science Degree Major Requirements

Required Core
Select one of the following:0-1
Keyboarding for Computers
or typing proficiency test with a typing speed of 40 wpm with 5 or fewer errors in 5 minutes (0)
BUSI 70Business Communication3
CSIS 1Computer Information Systems3
MS Office Paths
Select one track from the following:3
Track 1:
Computer Applications - Microsoft Office Word
Computer Applications - Microsoft Office Excel
Computer Applications - Microsoft Office PowerPoint
Track 2:
MS Office Applications
and MS Office Applications Lab
Soft Skills
Select one soft skills course from the following:3
Effective Leadership in Business
Customer Service
Computerized Accounting Skills
BUSI 120BQuickBooks Online Accounting Software3
Business Responsibility Area
Select two business responsibility area courses from the following:6
Introduction to Business
Effective Leadership in Business
Introduction to E-Marketing
Business Mathematics
Additional Requirements
Complete Competency Requirements, general education pattern (MPC General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC), and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 degree-applicable units.38-39
Total Units60

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

Ready to Work!MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.