Office Administration

If your future is in an office, Centralia College's Office Administration program can help you get there. You'll learn the advanced and soft skills needed to succeed in today's office environment.

The Office Administration program offers you three possibilities for your career. 

  • Office Manager - The Office Manager program prepares you to successfully hire and supervise clerical and administrative staff, develop and monitor department deadlines, effectively use office technology, and use professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Administrative Assistant - The Administrative Assistant program prepares students for entry-level employment as office assistants, receptionists, and transcriptionists in general offices, schools, government agencies, or in legal offices.
  • Office Assistant - The Office Assistant certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment as office assistants.

Office Manager Education Plan

Degree: Associate in Applied Science 
Total Credits:
94

First Year  
Fall Quarter
  • BTEC 102 Skillbuilding I - 3 credits
  • BTEC 233 Records Management - 5 credits
  • BTEC 210 Word I - 5 credits
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • BUS 275 Principles of Management - 5 credits
  • BTEC 120 Applied Business Math OR MATH& 146 Intro to Stats - 5 credits
  • BTEC 214 Excel I - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • BTEC 212 Access I (offered in odd years) - 5 credits
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace - 5 credits
  • BTEC 219 Word II - 4 credits
  • BTEC 220 10-Key Calculator - 1 credit
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  • BUS 275 Principles of Management - 5 credits
Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • BUS 203 Human Resource Management - 5 credits
  • BUS 250 Project Management - 5 credits
  • BTEC 191 Work Experience Seminar - 1 credit
  • ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • BTEC 221 Business Communications OR ENGL& 101 English Composition - 5 credits
  • BTEC 205 Outlook - 1 credit
  • BTEC 190 Cooperative Work Experience - 5 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 3 credits
Spring Quarter
  • ACCT 220 QuickBooks - 4 credits
  • BTEC 222 PowerPoint (offered in even years) - 1 credit
  • BTEC 224 Office Procedures - 5 credits
  • BUS 230 Data Dashboards - 5 credits

Adminsitrative Assistant Education Plan

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Total Credits:
90

First Year  
Fall Quarter
  • BTEC 102 Skillbuilding I - 3 credits
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking - 5 credits
  • BTEC 233 Records Management - 3 credits
  • IT 117 Intro to Windows OS - 3 credits
Winter Quarter
  • BTEC 210 Word I - 5 credits
  • BTEC 221 Business Communications - 5 credits
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace - 5 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 3 credits
Spring Quarter
  • BTEC 120 Applied Business Math - 5 credits
  • BTEC 219 Word II - 5 credits
  • BTEC 212 Access I (offered in odd years) - 5 credits
Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • ACCT 110 Practical Accounting I - 3 credits
  • BTEC 214 Excel I - 5 credits
  • BUS& 101 Intro to Business - 5 credits
  • BTEC 191 Work Experience Seminar - 1 credit
Winter Quarter
  • ACCT 120 Practical Accounting II - 3 credits
  • BTEC 190 Cooperative Work Experience - 3 credits
  • BTEC 205 Outlook - 1 credit
  • BUS& 201 Business Law - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • ACCT 220 QuickBooks - 4 credits
  • BTEC 220 Ten-Key Calculator - 1 credit
  • BTEC 218 Desktop Publishing (offered in odd years) - 4 credits
  • BTEC 222 PowerPoint (offered in even years) - 1 credit
  • BTEC 224 Office Procedures - 5 credits

Office Assistant Education Plan

Degree: Certificate of Proficiency
Total Credits:
48

Fall Quarter
  • ACCT 110 Practical Accounting I - 3 credits
  • BTEC 102 Keyboard Skillbuilding I - 3 credits
  • BTEC 233 Records Management - 5 credits
  • BTEC 210 Word I - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • ACCT 120 Practical Accounting II - 3 credits
  • BTEC 205 Outlook - 1 credit
  • BTEC 214 Excel I - 5 credits
  • BTEC 221 Business Communications - 5 credits
  • HLTH 145 Safety & Fitness - 3 credits
Spring Quarter
  • BTEC 120 Applied Business Math - 5 credits
  • BTEC 220 Ten-Key Calculator - 1 credit
  • BTEC 222 PowerPoint - 1 credit
  • BTEC 224 Office Procedures - 5 credits
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace - 5 credits

Office Applications

Degree: Certificate of Proficiency
Total Credits: 58-60

To earn the Certificate of Proficiency, students must complete the four Certificates of Completion outlined below.

Initial Certificate of Completion - Business Technology

  • BTEC 102 Keyboarding Skillbuilding I - 3 credits
  • BTEC 233 Records Management - 5 credits
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace - 5 credits
  • IT 117 Intro to Windows OS - 3 credits

Certificate of Completion - Office Applications Basic 

  • BTEC 205 Outlook - 1 credit
  • BTEC 210 Work I - 5 credits
  • BTEC 214 Excel I - 5 credits
  • BTEC 222  PowerPoint - 1 credit

Certificate of Completion - Office Applications Advanced

  • BTEC 212 Access - 5 credits
  • BTEC 218 Desktop Publishing - 4 credits
  • BTEC 219 Word 2 - 5 credits

Certificate of Completion - Office Applications

  • BTEC 221 Business Communications - 5 credits
  • BTEC 120 Applied Business Math - 5 credits
  • BTEC 225 Excel 2 OR BUS 230 Data Dashboards - 3-5 credits
  • HLTH 145 Health & Fitness - 3 credits

Business Technology 

Degree: Certificate of Completion
Credits: 16

Courses

  • BTEC 102 Keyboarding Skillbuilding I - 3 credits
  • BTEC 233 Records Management - 5 credits
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace - 5 credits
  • IT 117 Intro to Windows OS - 3 credits

CONTACT

Connie Smejkal
Dean of Instruction – Business, Teacher Education, & Family Development
Office: TEC 114C
360-623-8963
Email Connie Smejkal