TVCC Catalog

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Degree Advisor

  • Nila K Stephens
  • 541-881-5896

Major code: 3195

Advising Worksheet

Department: Business and Computer Information Systems

Chair: Dustin Mason

The one-year Office Specialist certificate prepares students for entry level employment in an office environment.

All courses in this certificate can be applied to any of the two-year Office Administration Associate of Applied Science degree programs. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required to obtain the certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • Compose well-organized written and oral presentations using a style that clearly integrates the purpose of the communication.
  • Apply appropriate mathematical skills for problem solving and analyze information presented in a variety of formats using both manual systems and computer software.
  • Use applied technology to support business functions utilizing computer software programs to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation programs, email, and the Internet.
  • Use critical and creative thinking skills to solve business problems with the ability to propose logical solutions that are clear and concise.
  • Apply ethical standards as they relate to business dealings.

Dual Credit (2+2)

Students will receive credit for Business and Computer Information Systems classes taken in high school as equivalent to college classes provided that the high school classes are listed on a signed articulated on agreement between the specific high school and the college. Credit will be transcripted as equivalent to a parallel community college course.

Work Based Learning

Students integrate classroom learning with work-based learning by participating in an internship (Cooperative Work Experience, OA 280) at a supervised work site. Department Chair approval is required. Credits and grades are based on job hours worked, work performance, and completion of learning objectives specified in a learning contract.

Related Educational Requirements (10 Credits)

All career and technical education degrees and one-year certificates contain required courses in applied communication, computation and human relations. These courses are designed to support student competence and success in the workplace. Students must have appropriate test scores in writing and math to enter the related courses listed. Students who test below the required level will be required to take preparatory courses. A college advisor will assist students with selecting the appropriate preparatory course or courses.

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

BA 104



BA 204



WR 121



Electives (3 Credits)

Electives may be selected from any lower division college level or Career & Technical courses.

Helpful Contacts

  • Advising: 541.881.5815
  • Admissions: 541.881.5811
  • Financial Aid: 541.881.5833
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