Sep 25, 2020  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog

Office Administrative Professional (OAPAS)

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Sarpy Center, South Omaha Campus, Online

Office professionals are the core of most businesses. As businesses continue to expand and work with increasingly complex technology, the need for advanced training and professional certification becomes more important every day. This flexible and broadly based degree prepares students for a career in a variety of office and administrative support professions by providing students with a broad knowledge of Microsoft Office™ applications, business office knowledge, and communication and interpersonal skills. These skills provide students the foundation needed to keep the offices organized and running smoothly and to work with much of the valuable data that companies need in today’s rapidly changing business world. Aspiring supervisors, executive assistants, and general office workers find this program useful in developing their productivity and capacity for advancement. The Microsoft Office ™courses completed in this program also prepares students to earn a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Graduation Requirements
General Education: 22.5
Major Requirements: 58.5
Option Requirements: 13.0 - 23.5
Total credit hours required: 94.0 - 104.5

The following General Education courses are recommended for Office Administrative Professional (OAPAS): Communication: ENGL 1220  or ENGL 1230 ; Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: MATH 1220 ; and Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy: INFO 1001  

Option Requirements for Office Administrative Professional

Students must select a minimum of 13.0 credit hours by completing the courses listed within one of the option groups below -or- students may select individual courses from the courses listed within any of the option groups below.

Option 1 - Customer Service Management (13.5 - 18.0 credit hrs.)

The following courses develop skills for working with customers and employees in business settings where extensive employee and customer interactions are critical.


Students who complete all five courses will also earn the Customer Service Management Career Certificate.

Option 2 - Office Accounting Option (13.0 - 23.5 credit hrs.)

The following courses provide the skills used to maintain business office accounting records and reports.

Option 3 - Office Management (13.0 - 18.0 credit hrs.)

The following courses provide the skills for an entry-level office supervisory position.

Option 4 - Web Authoring (13.5 credit hrs.)

The following courses provide the basic skills used to update and maintain company website pages.

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements (22.5 credit hours)

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select English Level 1 course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.


Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 



Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from list of Natural or Social Science General Education courses in the current course catalog.


*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.


Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select one of the following courses.

  • INFO 1001   - Information Systems and Literacy
  • HMRL 1010   - Human Relations Skills
  • RDLS 1200   - College and Career Strategies

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