Associate of Science Degree, Business Major
See also Medical Office Administration and Legal Office Systems
Enter the office with confidence and skill
Businesses and ministries look for diligent, organized employees able to assist others and thrive in fast-paced office environments. PCC’s office systems program trains students to become efficient office workers.
With a firm grasp of secretarial concepts, an office systems graduate can confidently step into an entry-level office position with skill and confidence. Students gain proficiency in keyboarding, transcription, and computer software, giving them a secure foundation in basic office procedures. Because success in an office environment requires both technical and interpersonal skills, PCC’s program emphasizes traits such as reliability, efficiency, organization, friendliness, and flexibility. Establishing an eye for detail, graduates develop the ability to work independently or in a group setting.
After gaining this strong foundation in office procedure, graduates can further their knowledge by transferring to the four-year program once they meet two-year degree requirements. Having more experience and a greater knowledge of business and accounting sets the office administration graduate apart, allowing for greater employment possibilities.
“Right out of college I began working as a patient-account coordinator. I call insurance companies for claim follow-up, verify insurance coverage, and deal with patients regarding their accounts. I use everything I learned in class in ‘real life’ situations.” —Melanie White (’06 grad)
High School Preparation
Recommended high school preparation
for an office systems concentration
is a keyboarding course in which
students learn proper technique and
develop speed and accuracy. Students
will take a placement exam to determine
a course best suited for their
skills. Opportunities are available to
make up keyboarding deficiencies. In
this case, time required to complete
an office systems concentration could
be expected to increase.
Recommended Course Sequence
First Year Course Sequence
Second Year Course Sequence