Southern Union State Community College

Office Management

Accounting Option:

Administrative Office Option:

Medical Option:

Office managers are business professionals who are responsible for a diverse set of administrative tasks. This program is designed for the professional development of individuals who desire to upgrade their knowledge and skills of business and prepare themselves for positions in office management.  Students in this program will learn the computer and communication skills employers say are needed the most in today’s office environment.

Southern Union’s Office Management program offers AAS and certificate options in Accounting, Administrative Office Management, and Medical Administrative Office Management. Short certificates are offered in Accounting, Administrative Office Management, Medical Administrative Office Management, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, and Medical Transcription. The certificate options are for students who are seeking employment or to upgrade skills in the field of office management.

OFFICE MANAGEMENT  -  ACCOUNTING OPTION

Accounting, bookkeeping, and audit clerks work in a variety of office settings, including bank branches, medical offices, and government agencies.

Expected Job Outlook and Pay:
Because accounting, bookkeeping and auditing clerks is a large occupation, there will be a large number of job openings from workers leaving the occupation. This means opportunities to enter the occupation should be plentiful. The median annual wage for accounting, bookkeeping, and audit clerks is approximately $35,000. With advanced degrees, the median annual wage can be $45,000 and up.
 

Office Management  -  Accounting Option
    Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

First Term   CR
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
Hum Elective Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3
OAD 131 Business English 3
OAD 101*  Beginning Keyboarding  3
MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra or higher level math or  
MTH 246 Mathematics of Finance 3
Semester Total 15
Second Term   CR
BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I 3
ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics or  
ECO 232 Principles of Microeconomics  3
OAD 103* Intermediate Keyboarding 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communications or  
SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Semester Total 15
Third Term    CR
BUS 242 Principles of Accounting II 3
CIS 113 Spreadsheet Software 3
BUS 275 Principles of Management 3
BUS 248 Managerial Accounting 3
Semester Total  12
Fourth Term   CR
SCI Elective Natural Science Elective 4
CIS 117 Database Management Software Applications 3
BUS 276 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 215 Business Communications 3
BUS 263 Legal & Social Environment of Business 3
Semester Total 16
Fifth Term   CR
ACC 150 Computerized General Ledger 3
OAD 218 Office Procedures 3
OAD 138 Records & Information Management 3
Semester Total  9
  Credit Hour Total 67

*OAD 101 and 103 may be challenged prior to the beginning of the semester. Check printed schedule for test dates.

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Office Management - Accounting Option
Certificate

First Term   CR
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
OAD 131 Business English 3
OAD 101* Beginning Keyboarding 3
MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra or higher level math or  
MTH 246 Mathematics of Finance 3
Semester Total  12
Second Term   CR
BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I 3
CIS 113 Spreadsheet Software Applications 3
ENG 101 English Composition 3
OAD 103* Intermediate Keyboarding 3
OAD 138 Records & Information Management 3
Semester Total 15
Third Term   CR
BUS 242 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 275 Principles of Management 3
CIS 117 Database Management Software Applications 3
BUS 215 Business Communication 3
Semester Total  12
Fourth Term   CR
BUS 248 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 263 Legal and Social Environments of Business 3
OAD 218 Office Procedures 3
ACC 150 Computerized General Ledger 3
Semester Total 12
  Program Credit Hour Total 51

*OAD 101 and 103 may be challenged prior to the beginning of the semester. Check printed schedule for test dates.

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Office Management  -  Accounting Option
Short Certificate

First Term   CR
BUS 275 Principles of Management 3
BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I 3
MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra or higher level math or  
MTH 246 Mathematics of Finance 3
BUS 215 Business Communication 3
Semester Total 12
Second Term   CR
OAD 131 Business English 3
BUS 242 Principles of Accounting II 3
CIS 113 Spreadsheet Software Applications 3
ACC 150 Computerized General Ledger 3
BUS 263 Legal and Social Environment of Business 3
Semester Total 15
  Total Credit Hours 27

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OFFICE MANAGEMENT - ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE MANAGEMENT OPTION

Although office managers/administrative assistants work in nearly every industry, many are employed in schools, hospitals, governments, and legal and medical offices. Most work full time in office settings. Virtual assistants typically work from a home office.

Office Management  -  Administrative Office Management Option
    Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

First Term   CR
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
Hum Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
OAD 101* Beginning Keyboarding 3
OAD 131 Business English 3
MTH 100 Intermediate Algebra or higher level math  or  
MTH 246 Math of Finance 3
Semester Total  15
Second Term   CR
BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I 3
ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics or  
ECO 232 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
OAD 103* Intermediate Keyboarding 3
SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communications or  
SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Semester Totals 15
Third Term    CR
CIS 113 Spreadsheet Applications 3
OAD 125 Word Processing 3
BUS 275 Principles of Management 3
OAD 200 Word Processing 3
OAD 138 Records & Information Management 3
Semester Total 15
Fourth Term   CR
BUS 276 Human Resource Management 3
CIS 117 Database Management Software Applications 3
BUS 215 Business Communications 3
OAD 218 Office Procedures 3
OAD 233 Trends in Technology 3
SCI Elective Science Elective 4
Semester Total   19
  Program Credit Hour Total 64

*OAD 101 and 103 may be challenged prior to the beginning of the semester. Check printed schedule for test dates.

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Office Management - Administrative Office Management Option

Certificate
 

First Term   CR
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
CIS 130* Introduction to Information Systems 3
OAD 101* Beginning Keyborading 3
OAD 131 Business English 3
MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra or higher level math or  
MTH 246 Mathematics of Finance 3
Semester Total 15
Second Term   CR
OAD 125 Word Processing 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
OAD 103* Intermediate Keyboarding 3
OAD 138 Records & Information Management 3
Semester Total 12
Third Term   CR
CIS 117 Database Management Software Applications 3
CIS 113 Spreadsheet Applications 3
OAD 200 Machine Transcription 3
SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communications or  
SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Semester Total 12
Fourth Term   CR
BUS 215 Business Communications 3
BUS 275 Principles of Management 3
BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I 3
OAD 218 Office Procedures 3
Semester Total 12
  Credit Hour Total 51

*OAD 101 and 103 may be challenged prior to the beginning of the semester. Check printed schedule for test dates.

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Office Management  -  Administrative Office Management
Short Certificate

First Term   CR
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
OAD 131 Business English 3
OAD 125* Word Processing 3
Semester Total 9
Second Term   CR
OAD 138 Records and Information Management 3
OAD 218 Office Procedures 3
BUS 215 Business Communications 3
CIS 113 Spreadsheet Applications 3
Semester Total 12
  Total Credit Hours 21

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Office Management  -  Word Processing
Short Certificate

     
OAD 101* Beginning Keyboarding 3
OAD 103* Intermediate Keyboarding 3
OAD 125 Word Processing 3
  Total Credit Hours 9

*OAD 101 and 103 may be challenged prior to the beginning of the semester. Check printed schedule for test dates.

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OFFICE MANAGEMENT  -  MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE MANAGEMENT OPTION

Most medical administrative professionals work in offices in healthcare facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes, and group medical practices.

Office Management  -  Medical Administrative Office Management Option
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

First Term   CR
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
OAD 131 Business English 3
OAD 101* Beginning Keyboarding 3
MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra or higher level math or  
MTH 246 Mathematics of Finance 3
ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics or  
ECO 232 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Semester Total 15
Second Term   CR
BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I 3
OAD 211 Medical Terminology 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
OAD 103* Intermediate Keyboarding 3
BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
Semester Total  16
Third Term    CR
OAD 138 Records & Information Management 3
CIS 113 Spreadsheet Software Applications 3
OAD 125 Word Processing 3
BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
OAD 212 Medical Transcription 3
Semester Total 16
Fourth Term   CR
OAD 215 Health Information Management 3
BUS 215 Business Communications 3
HUM Elective Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3
OAD 216 Advanced Health Information Management 3
OAD 214 Medical Office Procedures 3
SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication or  
SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Semester Total   18
  Program Credit Hour Total 65

*OAD 101 and 103 may be challenged prior to the beginning of the semester. Check printed schedule for test dates.

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Office Management - Medical Administrative Office Management Option
Certificate

First Term   CR
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
OAD 101* Beginning Keyboarding 3
OAD 131 Business English 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra or higher level math or  
MTH 246 Mathematics of Finance 3
Semester Total 15
Second Term   CR
BIO 103 Principles of Biology I 4
OAD 103* Intermediate Keyboarding 3
OAD 211 Medical Terminology 3
OAD 125 Word Processing 3
OAD 214 Medical Office Procedures 3
Semester Total 16
Third Term   CR
BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
OAD 215 Health Information Management 3
BUS 215 Business Communications 3
OAD 212 Medical Transcription 3
Semester Total 13
Fourth Term   CR
OAD 138 Records & Information Management 3
BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
OAD 216 Advanced Health Information Management 3
Semester Total 10
  Program Credit Hour Total 54

*OAD 101 and 103 may be challenged prior to the beginning of the semester. Check printed schedule for test dates.

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OFFICE MANAGEMENT  -  MEDICAL BILLING & CODING SPECIALIST

Medical billing and coding specialist enjoy a variety of employment opportunities. Physician's offices, hospitals, clinic, insurance companies, and government agencies are just a few of the places one might work. Many medical billing and coding specialist also choose to work on a contractual basis from home.

Office Management  -  Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
Short Certificate

First Term   CR
BIO 103 Principles of Biology 4
OAD 131 Business English 3
OAD 211 Medical Terminology 3
Semester Total 10
Second Term   CR
BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
OAD 215 Health Information Management 3
Semester Total 7
Third Term   CR
BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
OAD 216 Advanced Health Information Management 3
OAD 214 Medical Office Procedures 3
Semester Total 10
  Program Credit Hour Total 27

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OFFICE MANAGEMENT  -  MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION

Most medical transcriptionist work for hospitals, pyhsicians' offices and third-party transcription service companies that provide transcription services to health care establishments. Others are self-employed and may work from home.

Office Management  -  Medical Transcription
Short Certificate

First Term   CR
BIO 103 Principles of Biology 4
OAD 131 Business English 3
OAD 211 Medical Terminology 3
Semester Total 10
Second Term   CR
BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
OAD 212 Medical Transcription 3
Semester Total 10
Third Term   CR
BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
OAD 213 Advanced Medical Transcription 3
OAD 214 Medical Office Procedures 3
Semester Total 10
  Program Credit Hour Total 27

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