Business Office Administration
600 hours • Diploma program
Day (6 months) and evening (12 months) classes
The Business Office Administration program is designed to provide students with hands-on learning and workplace simulation in order to prepare them for the rapidly growing technologies of the twenty-first century.
Students in this program develop proficiency in the business and communication skills needed, while covering the fundamentals of business technology, current software applications, and the development of hands-on skills in keyboarding and Microsoft Office. This includes training in the latest word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics software.
Graduates have access to new career opportunities working in a dynamic, task-oriented office, collaborating with colleagues, organizing workflow, and assisting clients and customers in various legal and business settings.
Job Titles for Graduates of the Business Office Administration Program
The following list includes, but is not limited to, many of the most common job titles for which this program prepares students and requires the use of the skills learned as a predominant component of the job.
|Purchasing Clerk||Customer Service Rep||Typist|
|Account Manager||Program Assistant||Word Processor|
|Office Manager||Project Assistant||Claims Clerk|
|Administrative Assistant||Receptionist||Processing Clerk|
|Clerk Typist||Secretary||Office Assistant|
KB1 (30 hours)
Keyboarding I is an introductory course designed to teach alphabetic and numeric keyboarding. In Lessons 1-13, students will learn how to keyboard and build their skills. The Keyboarding Pro software will be utilized for the purpose of reinforcing the lessons. At the conclusion of the course, the student is expected to achieve a keyboarding speed of 25 words per minute, with three or less errors on three-minute timed writings. Prerequisite: None
A101 (60 hours)
During Accounting I, students will study the fundamental principles of general ledger accounting including journalizing, posting, worksheets, financial statements, and petty cash. Emphasis will be placed on developing the ability to analyze transactions. Prerequisite: None
Office Machines/Electronic Calculator
OM101 (30 hours)
During this course, students will learn the proper use and functions of an electronic calculator, particularly as applied to solving practical business problems. This course also includes training in the use of proper fingering, as well as mastering the numeric processes. Students will also apply their knowledge by doing simulations. Prerequisite: None
KB2A (60 hours)
During Keyboarding IIA, students will learn editing and formatting text and the production of business correspondence, such as interoffice memorandums and business letters. At the conclusion of this course, students will be expected to achieve a keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute, with five or less errors on five-minute timed writings. Prerequisite: KB1
Microsoft Word Basics
MO1 (30 hours)
Microsoft Word Basics will provide students with the basics of Microsoft Word for Windows, as well as review business letter formatting. During this course, students will learn the following: the use of tabs; ribbons and galleries; document orientation; correcting, saving, printing, and closing documents; moving and copying text; AutoCorrect, AutoFormat, and spelling and grammar check; the Date & Time feature; undo and redo; the Thesaurus; the Find and Replace commands; and all aspects of formatting text. Prerequisite: None
Computerized Accounting Using QuickBooks
QB1 (30 hours)
QuickBooks is a popular software program commonly used to manage both personal and small businesses finances, featuring the accounting and business management tools they need to keep their finances organized. During this course, students will gain the knowledge and practical understanding of the revenue and expenses features of QuickBooks. Prerequisite: A101
Intermediate Microsoft Word
MO2 (30 hours)
During Intermediate Microsoft Word, students will continue to master the functions of Microsoft Word. Topics covered in this course will include, but will not be limited to, the following: setting margins, text alignment, indentation, line spacing, vertical alignment, the setting of tabs, bullets and numbering, sorting text, using desktop publishing to create columns, adding borders and shading, inserting clip art, use of the Drawing toolbar, and the creation of diagrams and charts. Prerequisite: MO1
Excel for Windows
EX1 (30 hours)
Excel for Windows is designed to give students an understanding of the spreadsheet program, Excel for Windows. During this course, the topics covered will include, but are not limited to, the following: parts of a worksheet; selecting cells; entering and editing data; searching data; saving and
printing a worksheet; changing the appearance of a worksheet; adding color and borders; cell formats; using the fill command; inserting rows and columns; formula structure; relative, absolute, and mixed cell references; and an introduction to formulas using the AutoSum button. Prerequisite: None
Advanced Formatting Procedures
KB3 (30 hours)
Advanced Formatting Procedures introduces students to more advanced keyboarding concepts, drills, and production work. Some of the things students will learn during this course are as follows: mastering the keying of business letters and memos, some of which contain special features and may be multiple pages in length; left-bound business reports, some of which are edited with proofreader marks and contain multiple pages, references, a title page, and a table of contents; and the use of Word templates to create memos and fax cover sheets. At the conclusion of the course, the student will be expected to achieve a keyboarding speed of 45 words per minute with five or less errors on five minute timed writings. Prerequisites: KB2A, KB2B
Advanced Computerized Accounting Using QuickBooks
QB2 (30 hours)
During Advanced Computerized Accounting Using QuickBooks, students will have the opportunity to master the advanced features of QuickBooks. These will include payroll processing, bank reconciliation, reports and graphs, inventory, adjustments, and year-end procedures. Prerequisite: QB1
Advanced Excel for Windows
EX2 (30 hours)
Advanced Excel for Windows will cover advanced topics such as the following: function formulas, sorting and filtering data, templates, multiple worksheets, creating three dimensional references, and forming and editing charts. Prerequisite: EX1
Advanced Microsoft Word
MO3 (30 hours)
During Advanced Microsoft Word, students will continue to master the functions of Microsoft Word. Topics covered in this course will include, but will not be limited to, the following: inserting page breaks; working with multiple documents; adding headers and footers; creating footnotes and endnotes; use of the Research tool; document sections; the application of styles; inserting and formatting tables; using templates and wizards; the Screenshot feature; creating envelopes and labels; and the use of mail merge. Prerequisite: MO1
Access Database Management
ADM1 (30 hours)
During this course, students will learn the popular database program, Access, which is a component of the Microsoft Office package. The topics covered will include the following: creating a database, editing and printing, searching, filtering and sorting, querying a database, and creating forms and reports. Prerequisite: None
MO4 (30 hours)
During this course, students will work on an array of interesting and challenging projects designed to reinforce Microsoft Office skills. By the end of this course, students will have developed the ability to utilize the integration capabilities of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Prerequisites: MO1, EX1, PPG1
PowerPoint Presentation Graphics
PPG1 (30 hours)
PowerPoint is a presentation graphics program that will let students create and save visual aides to support a speech or presentation. During this course, the topics covered will include the following: creating and saving a presentation, working with text and objects, developing charts and graphs, and working with animation and media to enhance slide shows. Prerequisite: None
The Internet for Business
INT101 (30 hours)
This course introduces students to the concepts and basics of using the Internet and how it is employed in various business settings. During this course, students will set up, manage, and address e-mails appropriately for business use. Proper search techniques and Internet security will be discussed. Microsoft Outlook Calendar and Address Book functions will also be covered and practiced. Word Processing Simulation (WP5) or Office Machines Simulation (OM102) may be offered instead. Prerequisite: None
Office Machines Simulation
OM102 (30 hours)
During Office Machines Simulation, students will apply the skills learned in the Office Machines course. Students will work independently to complete 46 projects, performing numerous tasks involving memory features, business math functions, and a wide variety of business forms. Word Processing Simulation (WP5) or The Internet for Business (INT101) may be offered instead. Prerequisite: OM101
CD30 (30 hours)
Career Development provides an opportunity for students to prepare for a job search by learning and applying critical self-examination techniques for the development of a successful career and lifelong career management. Topics include the following: career planning research; job searching; interview and communication skills; and the development and preparation of career search documents, such as résumés, job applications, cover letters, and thank you letters. Students will also be directed in the proper use of the telephone and fax machine, employment testing, office behavior and etiquette, and the completion of online applications. Mock interviews will also be conducted. Prerequisite: None
Consumer Data Regarding Programs Leading to Gainful Employment
- All figures are for students who completed the program between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015.
- Job placement statistics relate only to the Business Office Administration program and related fields of study.
- Figures may not include jobs secured by students in their field of study who did not report their employment.
- Job placement rates are those reported to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
- These rates have been reported also to the New York State Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision.
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