Jul 16, 2024  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2024-2025 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2024-2025

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Office Systems & Administration

Associate in Science in Business Administration

Bedford and Lowell Campus - Day - Starts Fall or Spring

Program Description:

The Office Systems and Administration Associate in Science in Business Administration degree program integrates computer applications and business communication skills with a strong foundation of business courses. Students will develop strong writing skills, an ability to organize and manage office work, and very advanced interpersonal- and business-relations skills. Also, students will gain working knowledge of a variety of computer applications software. The Cooperative Field Experience is a key component of the program, giving students real industry experience and a related course focused on career development and workplace issues.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Graduates may pursue careers in office administration, office management and a variety of industry-specific assistant positions, which may include marketing assistant, human resource assistant or customer service coordinator.

Helpful Hints:

Students should begin taking Microcomputer Applications (CAP 101) immediately upon beginning their coursework, so they will be prepared to take the other required computer applications courses.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Office Systems and Administration program are prepared to:

  • Use appropriate business knowledge in the office setting to facilitate the work requirements of the organization and demonstrate proficiency in the use of appropriate technology to facilitate the variety of office processes;
  • Demonstrate proficient interpersonal skills and a comprehension of appropriate organizational behavior;
  • Demonstrate proficiency using computer applications software, including word, spreadsheets and presentation software skills;
  • Communicate effectively using written, oral and nonverbal techniques, including the use of technology in the gathering and presentation of information;
  • Recognize the presence of various cultures in the business world and comprehend the need to have a global perspective when analyzing and planning in a business environment;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the concept of ethics and social responsibility and if/how business integrates this into ongoing operations;
  • Comprehend the rapid change taking place in the business environment and demonstrate an ability to engage in ongoing professional development.

Required Courses

Total Credits: 61-62

* CAP 100 will not satisfy this requirement
♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum

Note: Additional coursework may be required based on college placement testing. Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing.