Office Technology - A.A.B.

Regional College
Dean's Office
384 Library
Kent Campus
330-672-2279
rcdean@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/regional-college


Description

The Associate of Applied Business degree in Office Technology focuses primarily on front-end office functions, where employees use technology for daily job responsibilities that may include producing business documents, designing presentations, generating data reports and creating financial spreadsheets. Students use the most current versions of business software applications and learn the fundamentals of accounting, automated records management, business communications and resource management.

Graduates gain a wide variety of computer application skills needed for gainful employment in office administrative support positions, including office assistant, accounting clerk, office manager, administrative coordinator, executive administrative and administrative assistant–technology.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Online
  • Ashtabula Campus
  • Salem Campus
  • Trumbull Campus
  • Tuscarawas Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Organize, manage and analyze critical business data using spreadsheet and database software.
  2. Create state-of-the-art documents, using design guidelines, terminology and basic publication concepts of industry standards.
  3. Import and integrate data from their original software to another for upgraded usage.
  4. Determine the most appropriate software to use in creating specific business documents that meet industry standards for mailing.
  5. Contrast, compare and adapt to forces that influence emerging management practices.
  6. Manage the people, productivity, technology and environment within the administrative function of an organization.
  7. Integrate coursework with realistic office settings, emphasizing the total quality management environment.
  8. Use multiple channels used in business to communicate with others
  9. Participate in the activities of various businesses to determine the variety of job responsibilities assigned to employees in their profession; develop job search strategies for use in their outreach activities.
  10. Track and provide administrative support in managing projects, using software designed for this specific purpose.
  11. Examine, describe and exercise various leadership, decision-making and motivational skills.

University Requirements

All students in an applied or technical associate degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE: University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements, please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Kent Core (see table below)15
Total Credit Hour Requirement60
Some associate degrees require students to complete more than 60 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 3
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[RE-AAB-OTEC]

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
OTEC 16620WORD PROCESSING I 3
OTEC 16621WORD PROCESSING II 3
OTEC 16625BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS 3
OTEC 16638GOOGLE APPLICATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS 3
OTEC 16639DATABASE APPLICATIONS 3
OTEC 26611SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS 3
OTEC 26622DESKTOP PUBLISHING I 3
OTEC 26635ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
OTEC 26640CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES 3
OTEC 26691SEMINAR FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS 2-3
or OTEC 26692 INTERNSHIP FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS (ELR)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
ACTT 11000ACCOUNTING I: FINANCIAL 4
COMT 21010WORKGROUP PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Applied Electives, choose from the following:9
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS I
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY APPS 1
SURVEY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEMS AND NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO WEB SITE TECHNOLOGY
ADVANCED DATABASE APPLICATIONS
COMPUTER KEYBOARDING
DESKTOP PUBLISHING II
PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS
Kent Core Composition3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Kent Core Social Sciences3
Kent Core Basic Sciences3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:61
1

COMT 11000 may count toward applied electives if taken before or with any other Computer Technology (COMT) or Office Technology (OTEC) course. 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000
 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
OTEC 16620 WORD PROCESSING I 3
OTEC 16621 WORD PROCESSING II 3
OTEC 16625 BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
OTEC 16638 GOOGLE APPLICATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS 3
OTEC 26611 SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS 3
OTEC 26622 DESKTOP PUBLISHING I 3
OTEC 26635 ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
Applied Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
ACTT 11000 ACCOUNTING I: FINANCIAL 4
OTEC 16639 DATABASE APPLICATIONS 3
OTEC 26640 CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
COMT 21010 WORKGROUP PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE 3
OTEC 26691
SEMINAR FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS
or INTERNSHIP FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS (ELR)
2-3
Applied Electives 6
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:61