Administrative Office Systems (AOS)

Professional Technical Certificate

Professional Technical Degree

Courses

AOS 101: Digital Literacy

Credits 5

Course content focuses on what skills are needed to be successful digital citizens in college and beyond. Students use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create and communicate information. Interactive training and skill-based assessments are completed in a virtual environment; projects are based on real-world business situations. Touch keyboarding skills is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 102: Windows Computing Overview

Credits 1

Introduces the basic elements and functions of computer hardware and operating systems, including information on managing files, updating your PC, online personal safety and security, and an introduction to common office application features. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Formerly CAT 116)

AOS 103: Word Basics

Credits 1

A short introduction to Microsoft Word (word processing) basics. Keyboarding skills are recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Formerly CAT 117)

AOS 104: Excel Basics

Credits 1

A short introduction to Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet) basics. Keyboarding skills are recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Formerly CAT 118)

AOS 105: Introduction to Microsoft Word

Credits 5

Develop beginning through intermediate word processing skills in Microsoft Word and associated technologies. Create, edit, format documents and tables; use themes and building blocks, illustrate documents with graphics, merge data sources and documents. Interactive training and skill-based assessments are completed in a virtual environment; projects are based on real-world business situations. Integration with cloud computing. Touch keyboarding skills is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 106: Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Credits 5

Develop beginning through intermediate spreadsheet skills in Microsoft Excel and associated technologies. Create, edit, and format spreadsheets; analyze data using formulas, manage workbook data, create and analyze table data. Interactive training and skill-based assessments are completed in a virtual environment; projects are based on real-world business situations. Integration with cloud computing. Touch keyboarding skills is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 107: Microsoft Access Databases

Credits 5

Develop beginning through intermediate relational database management skills in Microsoft Access and associated technologies. Create tables, relationships, forms, and reports. Interactive training and skill-based assessments are completed in a virtual environment; projects are based on real-world business situations. Integration with cloud computing. Touch keyboarding skills is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 108: Introduction to Microsoft Outlook

Credits 2

An introduction to Microsoft Outlook, an information management software. Learn how to send and receive emails, store personal and professional contacts, update your calendar, monitor tasks, and share files. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 109: Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint

Credits 2

Basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, including creating and delivering a presentation, design templates, text layout styles, master slides, using clip art, drawing objects, animation to enhance presentations, working with delivery options, toolbar options, and editing tools. Keyboarding and file management skills are recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Formerly CAT 114)

AOS 110: Medical Terminology I

Credits 5

Systems approach to the study of selected roots, prefixes, and suffixes; principles of word building; study of diagnostic, operative, and symptomatic terms of body systems. Emphasis on accurate spelling and pronunciation of all medical terms. Strong component of the course is related to common medical abbreviations, selected eponyms, clinical laboratory procedures, and radiology procedures with associated terminology for each body system. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 111: Medical Terminology II

Credits 3

Continued medical terminology on body systems emphasizing clinical applications. Investigation of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, advanced abbreviations and symbology, and systemic diseases and treatment modalities. Ability to read, understand, and interpret various types of medical reports and physician-generated documentation will be stressed and required. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 112: Microsoft PowerPoint Comprehensive

Credits 5

Create mixed media presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint and associated technologies. Create and share interactive presentations online with voice, video, inking and screen recording. Interactive training and skill-based assessments are completed in a virtual environment; projects are based on real-world business situations. Integration with cloud computing. Touch keyboarding skills is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 115: Google Workspace

Credits 3

Learn how to use Google Workspace (formerly G-Suite), a cloud-based collaboration application for business. Use business email, video conferencing, cloud storage, and file sharing. Collaborate with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, Google Calendar, store files in Google Drive. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 116: Virtual Meetings

Credits 3

Set up, schedule, customize, and lead virtual meetings with Zoom and Microsoft Teams with admin tools. Manage waiting rooms and break out rooms while collaborating in real-time. Monitor chat, share files, calendars, links, and video. Create and administer polls, record meetings, save chat files, and manage security settings. Students will create and complete projects remotely. This class may include students from multiple sections

AOS 117: Surveys and Data Reports

Credits 2

Learn the fundamentals of survey design, distribution, and data collection with common survey tools used by businesses to collect information from a specific population. Students will develop a questionnaire, collect responses, and present results in tables and charts. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 120: Digital Forms

Credits 2

Create digital business forms with form fields that people can fill and sign from any device. Create custom knowledge checks, surveys, polls, questionnaires, and registrations with Microsoft Forms. Fill out PDF files, create new forms, and manage documents online with Adobe Forms. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 135: Writing Essentials

Credits 5

Develop writing skills with a step-by-step approach to identify and use parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, and numbers correctly; write effective sentences and paragraphs. Results of digital self-diagnostic exercises create individualized study plans and learning paths. Touch keyboarding skills is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 170: Business Communications

Credits 5

Apply writing skills to a variety of technical and business applications. Exercises and activities introduce the latest business communication practices. Digital coverage of social media and communication; self-recorded videos demonstrate student verbal communication skills. Touch keyboarding skills is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 205: Advanced Microsoft Word

Credits 5

Develop advanced word processing skills in Microsoft Word and associated technologies. Create multipage and research papers; apply automated functions; collaborate and share documents, build electronic forms, apply advanced graphical tools. Interactive training and skill-based assessments are completed in a virtual environment; projects are based on real-world business situations. Integration with cloud computing. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 206: Advanced Microsoft Excel

Credits 5

Develop advanced spreadsheet skills in Microsoft Excel and associated technologies. Use advanced functions and formulas; enhance charts, use “what-if ” analysis, analyze data with PivotTables, exchange data with other programs, share files and incorporate web content, and program with XML. Interactive training and skill-based assessments are completed in a virtual environment; projects are based on real-world business situations. Integration with cloud computing. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 212: Advanced Applications of Microsoft 365

Credits 5

Advanced applications of word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases. Project-based application of advanced skills in an integrated, comprehensive business practice set of problems. Apply concepts and skills to create solutions to problems using Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. Interactive training and skill-based assessments are completed in a virtual environment; projects are based on real-world business situations. Integration with cloud computing. AOS 205 and AOS 206 is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 214: Office Procedures and Technology

Credits 5

(Formerly AOS 210) Use current technologies to complete administrative tasks in a professional office environment. Plan and write effective business correspondence. Plan and present oral office communications. Create and process reports; apply records management procedures; plan onsite and online business meetings; make business travel arrangement. Research career options, market trends, job duties and earnings. Write targeted and focused employment documents. AOS 205 and AOS 206 is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 260: Internship

Credits 1 5

Internship in a workplace setting of the student's choice, based on needs and interests. Thirty-three hours per credit. This class may include students from multiple sections.

AOS 299: Integrated Study-Honors

Credits 2

In this capstone honors course, students will complete a project relevant to their career pathway and program. The project will integrate at least two Business and IT programs (Business Administration, Administrative Office Systems, Multimedia Communications, Cybersecurity & Computer Forensics, or Information Technology) to provide breadth and relevance to the project. This class may include students from multiple sections.