Office Administration Technology (Administrative Assistant) - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(64-65 credits)

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required OATS courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 64 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, IV, V, and VI; students do not need to take additional courses to complete the General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
Composition I 34
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Choose one from the following:
Survey of Economics 33
Macroeconomic Principles 33
Microeconomics Principles 33
Area V: Humanities
Choose one from the following:
United States History I 33
United States History II 33
World History I 33
World History II 33
Western Civilization I 33
Western Civilization II 33
Introduction to Philosophy 33
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking 33
Philosophy, Law, and Ethics 33
Introduction to Ethics 33
Philosophical Thought 33
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Choose one from the following:
Orientation in Art 33
Visual Concepts 33
History of Art I 33
Music Appreciation: Jazz 33
Music Appreciation: Western Music 33
Introduction to Theatre 33
General Education Elective 23-4
Core Requirements
Related/Professional Requirements (25-27 credits)
OATS 102Keyboarding: Document Formatting3
OATS 105Business English3
OATS 106Business Mathematics3
OATS 110Records Management3
or HIT 110 Electronic Health Records
OATS 120Accounting Procedures I3
or ACCT 2110 Principles of Accounting I
OATS 203Office Equipment and Procedures I3
OATS 209Business and Technical Communications3
OATS/HIT 221Internship I3
OATS 239Personal Development3
Major Requirements
Concentration Coursework
OATS 191Taking Minutes & Proofreading3
OATS 202Keyboarding Document Production3
OATS 207Machine Transcription3
OATS 211Information Processing I3
OATS 215Spreadsheet Applications3
OATS 217Powerpoint Presentation3
OATS 270Office Administration Technology Capstone3
Total Credits64-65

(62-63 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required OATS courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 62 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts - Choose one from the following: 3
Orientation in Art  
History of Art I  
Visual Concepts  
Music Appreciation: Jazz  
Music Appreciation: Western Music  
Introduction to Theatre  
OATS 102 Keyboarding: Document Formatting 3
OATS 105 Business English 3
OATS 106 Business Mathematics 3
OATS 211 Information Processing I 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
OATS 110 Records Management 3
OATS 120
Accounting Procedures I
or Principles of Accounting I
3
OATS 191
Taking Minutes & Proofreading
or Machine Transcription
3
OATS 202 Keyboarding Document Production 3
 Credits16
Semester 3
SUMMER  
OATS 239 Personal Development 3
 Credits3
Semester 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Survey of Economics  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Microeconomics Principles  
General Education Elective - choose one course from the NM General Education Requriements in the NMSU/DACC Catalog 3
OATS 203 Office Equipment and Procedures I 3
OATS 209 Business and Technical Communications 3
OATS 217 Powerpoint Presentation 3
 Credits15
Semester 5
Area V: Humanities - Choose one from the following: 3
United States History I  
United States History II  
World History I  
World History II  
Western Civilization I  
Western Civilization II  
Introduction to Philosophy  
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking  
Quest for God  
Philosophy, Law, and Ethics  
Introduction to Ethics  
Philosophical Thought  
OATS 207
Machine Transcription
or Taking Minutes & Proofreading
3
OATS 215 Spreadsheet Applications 3
OATS 221
Internship I
or Internship I
3
OATS 270 Office Administration Technology Capstone 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits64