Office Administration Technology - Certificate of Completion

Doña Ana Community College

2022-2023 Catalog

(33 credits)

NOTE: Students who lack prior general office experience may need to take course-related prerequisites.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required OATS and HIT courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements to total at least 33 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
Technical Requirements (33 credits)
OATS 102Keyboarding: Document Formatting3
OATS 106Business Mathematics3
OATS 110Records Management3
or HIT 110 Electronic Health Records
OATS 120Accounting Procedures I3
or ACCT 2110 Principles of Accounting I
OATS 209Business and Technical Communications3
OATS 211Information Processing I3
BMGT 240Human Relations3
Choose one of the following two options: (12 credits)
Bilingual Office Specialist or General Office Assistant Options12
Total Credits33

Bilingual Office Specialist Option

Prefix Title Credits
OATS 170Office Communications in Spanish I3
OATS 171Office Communications in Spanish II3
OATS/HIT 221Internship I3
OATS 239Personal Development3
Total Credits12

General Office Assistant Option

Prefix Title Credits
OATS 215Spreadsheet Applications3
OATS/HIT 221Internship I3
OATS 239Personal Development3
Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Medical Terminology 33
Office Equipment and Procedures I3
Electronic Office Systems3
Total Credits12
1

Business English placement test will determine whether OATS 105 Business English is required before taking OATS 110 Records Management.

2

HIT 110 Electronic Health Records should be taken only by those who plan to pursue the Medical Office Assistant Option.

3

HIT 150 Introduction to Medical Terminology should be taken only by those who plan to pursue the OAT associate of applied science degree with the Medical Office Assistant option and/or Medical Transcription or Medical Billing certificate(s).

Bilingual Office Specialist

(33 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 and HIT courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements to total at least 33 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
BMGT 240 Human Relations 3
OATS 102 Keyboarding: Document Formatting 3
OATS 106 Business Mathematics 3
OATS 110
Records Management
or Electronic Health Records
3
OATS 170 Office Communications in Spanish I 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
OATS 120
Accounting Procedures I
or Principles of Accounting I
3
OATS 171 Office Communications in Spanish II 3
OATS 209 Business and Technical Communications 3
OATS 211 Information Processing I 3
OATS 239 Personal Development 3
 Credits15
Semester 3
OATS 221
Internship I
or Internship I
3
 Credits3
 Total Credits33

General Office Assistant

(33 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 and HIT courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements to total at least 33 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
BMGT 240 Human Relations 3
OATS 102 Keyboarding: Document Formatting 3
OATS 106 Business Mathematics 3
OATS 110
Records Management
or Electronic Health Records
3
Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Medical Terminology
Office Equipment and Procedures I
Electronic Office Systems
 Credits15
Semester 2
OATS 120
Accounting Procedures I
or Principles of Accounting I
3
OATS 209 Business and Technical Communications 3
OATS 211 Information Processing I 3
OATS 215 Spreadsheet Applications 3
OATS 239 Personal Development 3
 Credits15
Semester 3
OATS 221
Internship I
or Internship I
3
 Credits3
 Total Credits33