Business Office Administration (APBOAD)

Associate in Applied Science

This program prepares students for higher-level support positions in office settings where increased responsibilities require technical skills in desktop publishing, presentation software, accounting, and database software. Students will also gain broader skills through completion of the general education courses required for an associate’s degree. 

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21

Some concentrations in this program are also available online.

Program is also available online

2020-2021 Academic Requirements

This program prepares students for higher-level support positions in office settings where increased responsibilities require technical skills in desktop publishing, presentation software, accounting, and database software. Students will also gain broader skills through completion of the general education courses required for an associate's degree.

Note: This program is not an AAMA Certification preparation program.

Eastern Michigan University, BS degree (applies to the Law Office Administration and Medical Administrative Assistant concentrations).

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Business Department
Advisors
Joyce Jenkins
Sandro Tuccinardi

Concentrations

First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BOS 101C   Advanced Keyboarding 1
BOS 106   Electronic Planning, Sharing and Organization 3
BOS 206   Personal Management Application and Internet Resources 2
ENG 111   Composition I 4
  Math Elective(s) 3
Total 13
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 100 or   Accounting Practices for Business
ACC 111   Principles of Accounting I 3
BOS 157   Word Processing and Document Formatting I 3
BOS 184   Spreadsheet Software Applications I 3
  Arts/Human. Elective(s) 3
Total 12
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BMG 155   Business on the Internet 3
BOS 207   Presentation Software Applications 2
BOS 257   Word Processing and Document Formatting II 3
BOS 182 or   Database Software Applications
BOS 284   Spreadsheet Software Applications II 3
  Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Total 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BMG 207   Business Communication 3
BOS 208   Desktop Publishing for the Office 3
  Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 9
Fifth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 131   QuickBooks Software 3
BOS 230   Electronic Forms Design 3
BOS 250   Office Administration 4
  Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 13
Total Credits Required
61
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BOS 101C   Advanced Keyboarding 1
BOS 106   Electronic Planning, Sharing and Organization 3
BOS 206   Personal Management Application and Internet Resources 2
  Math Elective(s) 3
ENG 111   Composition I 4
Total 13
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 111   Principles of Accounting I 3
BOS 157   Word Processing and Document Formatting I 3
BOS 184   Spreadsheet Software Applications I 3
  Arts/Human. Elective(s) 3
Total 12
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CJT 130   Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3
BOS 207   Presentation Software Applications 2
  Elective(s) Select one: BOS 182, BOS 257 or BOS 284 3
  Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Total 11
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BMG 111   Business Law I 3
BMG 155   Business on the Internet 3
  Select a second course: BOS 182, BOS 257 or BOS 284 3
  Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 12
Fifth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BMG 207   Business Communication 3
BOS 250   Office Administration 4
CJT 156   Everyday Law 4
  Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 14
Total Credits Required
62
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BOS 101C   Advanced Keyboarding 1
BOS 106   Electronic Planning, Sharing and Organization 3
BOS 206   Personal Management Application and Internet Resources 2
  Math Elective(s) 3
ENG 111   Composition I 4
Total 13
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BOS 157   Word Processing and Document Formatting I 3
BOS 184   Spreadsheet Software Applications I 3
HSC 124   Medical Terminology 3
BIO 109 or   Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 111   Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function 4
Total 13
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BOS 207   Presentation Software Applications 2
BOS 257   Word Processing and Document Formatting II 3
MBC 223   Medical Office Procedures 3
  Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Total 11
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
  Arts/Human. Elective(s) 3
BMG 155   Business on the Internet 3
BMG 207   Business Communication 3
MBC 224   Medical Insurance and Reimbursement 4
Total 13
Fifth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BOS 182 or   Database Software Applications
BOS 284   Spreadsheet Software Applications II 3
HSC 131   CPR/AED and First Aid 1
PHL 244   Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
  Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 10
Total Credits Required
60
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BOS 101C   Advanced Keyboarding 1
BOS 106   Electronic Planning, Sharing and Organization 3
BOS 206   Personal Management Application and Internet Resources 2
  Math Elective(s) 3
ENG 111   Composition I 4
Total 13
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 100   Accounting Practices for Business 3
BOS 157   Word Processing and Document Formatting I 3
BOS 184   Spreadsheet Software Applications I 3
  Arts/Human. Elective(s) 3
Total 12
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 110   Payroll Accounting 2
BMG 155   Business on the Internet 3
BOS 207   Presentation Software Applications 2
BOS 257   Word Processing and Document Formatting II 3
  Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Total 13
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BMG 207   Business Communication 3
BMG 230   Principles of Management 3
BOS 182   Database Software Applications 3
  Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 12
Fifth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BMG 240   Human Resources Management 3
BMG 279   Organizational Management 3
BOS 250   Office Administration 4
  Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 13
Total Credits Required
63