Office Administration Department

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

ONE-YEAR AND TWO-YEAR SECRETARIAL CURRICULUM

  1. High School Graduate
  2. Transcript of Records, if transferee
  3. Interest in Office Work
  4. 2”x 2” picture
  5. Certification of Good Moral Character

BSOA – COMPUTER OFFICE MANAGEMENT

BSOA – SECRETARIAL EDUCATION

  1. NSAT – 60%
  2. High School Credentials or
  3. Transcript of Records, if transferee
  4. Interest in secretarial work
  5. Certification of Good Moral Character

RETENTION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Either an over-all GPA of 2.5 or above and a GPA of 2.8 or above in curriculum major, no major subject with a grade lower than B-.
  2. Repeating the course or take another English course (for those GPA’s below 3).  Over – all GPA of 2.5 in majors or at least 2.0 in all subjects.
  3. Willingness to work as student – secretary in any office for at least 10 – 15 hours per week, with or without pay, until he/she graduate.
  4. Active participation in all school activities including religious small groups, chapel and club meeting attendance.

REMEDIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applied CHED policy on completing incompletes – one year.
  2. Give remedial class or advise students to enroll again.

STUDENT LOAD

  1. Maximum load allowed for a student depends on his/her previous GPA.  The scheme is shown below:

97 – 100%                            A                             4.0                          27 units
93 – 96 %                             A-                            3.5                          26 units

89 – 92 %                             B+                           3.0                          26 units

85 – 88 %                             B                             2.5                          24 units

81 – 84 %                             B-                            2.0                          21 units

77 – 80 %                             C+                           1.5                          18 units

75 – 76 %                             C                             1.0                          15 units

  1. Students who have finished all the required vocational education subjects are required to enroll in a 4-hour per week work education program or in 2-unit livelihood program.
  2. Research or Feasibility Study, a 3 unit subject, which is offered every summer term only, should be the only course to be taken during the period to provide ample research time for the students.
  3. Only graduating students are allowed to take an overload upon the recommendation of the department chair.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. GPA of 2.5 in major subjects
  2. GPA of 3.0 in the English course
  3. GPA of at least 2.0 in other subjects
  4. Passing of the Comprehensive Examination – at least 75%
  5. Successful office practice in any of the following:
  6. Office, at least 200 hours
  7. Medical Office, at least 200 hours
  8. Legal Office, at least 200 hours
  9. Administrative Office, at least 200 hours
  10. Tourism Consultation Management Practicum
  11. Passing Speed Test on Shorthand and Typewriting

One – Year Course        60 – 80 wam              40 – 55 wam

Two – Year Course        80 – 100 wam            45 – 65 wam

Four – Year Course       100 – 120 wam           55 – 65 wam

  1. Submission of bound thesis or feasibility study to department.
  2. Small group leader and/or Sabbath School teacher, Master guide and Community Outreach Certificate.

GUIDELINES FOR THE THREE-DAY COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

                All students who would like to take the three-day Comprehensive Examination should observe the following guidelines:

  1. Deadline of application for the Comprehensive Examination is on the last day of August.  Application Fee is P150 for BSSA and Two-Year Secretarial students per subject.
  2. The three-day comprehensive examination will be given every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the week immediately following the end of the First Semester.
  3. All major and professional subjects, especially all office management subjects should have been taken.
  4. All incompletes must have been completed.
  5. Examination on major and professional subjects, including English, will be oral, written and on-the-job.
  6. Financial clearance from the Director of Student Finance stating that the student has no outstanding account is required.
  7. Minimum passing grade will be 75 %.
  8. Only examination passers will be eligible for joining the Graduating Class.
  9. A make-up comprehensive examination may be taken with an examination fee of P300 to be paid to the Office Administration department.
  10. Students must study faithfully everyday, review every now and then, practice office procedures learned, and keep themselves healthy in preparation for the examination.

COURSE OFFERING

Bachelor of Science in Office Administration, Major in Computer – Office Management

FIRST YEAR

1st Semester         

RELB 110  Life and Teachings of Jesus                                           3

BSIT 110  Information Technology Fundamentals                                   3

BSEC 111  Basic Keyboarding                                                     5

BSEC 112  Personality Development and Human Relations                           3

BCOM 101  Fundamentals of Business Organization Management                      3

VOED 101  Food Production                                                       2

PHED      Physical Education I                                                  2

          NSTP I                                                                1.5

               Total                                                           22.5

2nd Semester

RELB 113  Christian Beliefs                                                     3

BCMP 102  Word Processing                                                       3

ENGL 102  Communication Arts II                                                 3

BSEC 122  Advanced Keyboarding                                                  5

BSEC 123  Elementary Shorthand                                                  5

PHED      Physical Education II                                                 2

FINA      Fine Arts                                                             2

          NSTP II                                                               1.5

               Total                                                           24.5

Summer

ENGL 101  Communication Arts I                                                  3

MATH 111  College Algebra                                                       3

PSYC 111  General Psychology                                                    3

               Total                                                            9

SECOND YEAR

1st Semester

RELB 220  Daniel and Revelation                                                 3

BCMP 103  Electronic Spreadsheet                                                3

BSEC 214  Intermediate Shorthand                                                3

ENGL 301  Advance English Grammar                                               3

BACT 101  Principles of Accounting I                                            6

BSEC 215  Fundamentals of Office Procedures                                     3

BCMP 128  Desktop Publishing                                                    3

PHED      Physical Education III                                                2

               Total                                                           26

2nd Semester

RELB 124  Philosophy of Adventist Education                                     2

BCMP 105  Advanced Word Processing                                              3

ENGL 202  Reading and Speech                                                    3

HIST 101  Philippines History                                                   3

SOSC 102  Pol. Gov. with Phil. Constitution                                     3

BSEC 226  Advanced Office Procedure                                             3

PSYC 408  Business Psychology                                                   3

PHED      Physical Education IV                                                 2

BSEC      Shorthand Elective                                                    3

               Total                                                           25

THIRD YEAR

1st Semester

RELB 123  Denominational History                                                3

BSIT 104  Program Logic Formulation                                             3

BSEC 318  Office Management – Medical                                           3

BIOL 104  Anatomy and Physiology with FP                                        3

MATH 112  Statistics                                                            3

FILI 111  Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino                                  3

BACC 156  Law on Obligations and Contract                                       3

LITT 201  Philippine Literature                                                 3

               Total                                                           24

2nd Semester

MUCH 106  Ministry of Music                                                     2

EDUC 152  Research                                                              3

BSEC 318  Office Management – Legal                                             3

BCMP 127  Database Management                                                   3

FILI 122  Pagbasa at Pagsulat Tungo sa Pananaliksik                             3

SOSC 302  Prin. of Economics with LRT                                           3

PHYS 311  Earth Science                                                         3

BUAD 160  Business Administration Communication                                 3

          Total                                                                23

FOURTH YEAR

1st Semester

RELB 216  Personal Evangelism                                                   2

BCOM 180  Business Ethics                                                       3

BCMP 422  Current & Future Trends in Information Technology                     3

LITT 404  World Literature                                                      3

OUTR      Practicum (Community Outreach)                                        3

SOSC 201  Rizal: Life, Works and Writing                                        3

               Total                                                           17

2nd Semester

BSEC 421  Convention Management                                                 3

BSEC 422  Tourism Management                                                    3

BSEC 423  Practicum                                                             6

          8 weeks off campus OJT

               Total                                                           12

          3 days Comprehensive Exam

          Typing Speed: 55 – 65 wpm

          Shorthand: 60 – 120 wpm

Total Units Required                                                          183

SUMMARY

A. General Education Requirements                                             (62)

English                                                                  (12)

Communication Arts I                                                  3

Communication Arts II                                                 3

Advanced English Grammar                                              3

Reading and Speech                                                    3

Filipino                                                                  (6)

Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino                                  3

Pagbasa at Pagsulat Tungo sa Pananaliksik                             3

Philosophy                                                                (3)

Business Ethics                                                       3

Literature                                                                (6)

Mathematics                                                               (6)

Natural Science                                                           (6)

Anatomy & Physiology with FP                                          3

Earth Science                                                         3

Social Sciences                                                          (12)

Mandated Subject                                                          (3)

Rizal                                                                 3

Physical Education                                                        (8)

B.  Internal Requirements                                                     (31)

NSTP                                                                      (3)

Outreach                                                                  (3)

Vocational Education                                                      (7)

Food Production                                                            2

Fine Arts                                                                  2

Desktop Publishing                                                         3

Religion                                                                 (18)

C. Major Courses                                                              (66)

Information Technology Fundamentals                                        3

Word Processing                                                            3

Electronic Spreadsheet                                                     3

Program Logic Formulation                                                  3

Database Management                                                        3

Future and Current Trends in Info. Tech.                                   3

Advanced Word Processing                                                   3

Basic Keyboarding                                                          5

Advanced Keyboarding                                                       5

Elementary Shorthand                                                       5

Intermediate Shorthand                                                     3

Fundamentals of Office Procedures                                          3

Advanced Office Procedures                                                 3

Shorthand Elective                                                         3

Office Management – Medical                                                3

Office Management – Legal                                                  3

Office Management – Convention                                             3

Office Management – Tourism                                                3

Office Management – Practicum                                              6

D. Cognates                                                                   (24)

Fundamental of Business Organization                                            3

Personality Development                                                         3

Principles of Accounting                                                        6

Law on Obligations & Contracts                                                  3

Business Administrative Communication                                           3

Business Psychology                                                             3

Educational Research                                                            3

Total number of units required for the degree                                 183 units

COURSE DESCRIPTION

COMPUTER 1.  WORD PROCESSING (3 units).  This course provides an overview of computer information systems with emphasis on the study of the word processing system.  It includes the study of the word processor’s functions, major components, advantages, and various business applications.  It aims to train students to improve work performance in the office with particular emphasis on business correspondence, business reports, table listings, and other forms and information typically found in a modern business office.  Students are trained to process business forms using the computer, saving the record on the diskette for future use, editing the document without retyping the whole record, and making a printed output using the computer printer with maximum accuracy, even producing all-original copies if needed.

                As a vital part of the course, the students will learn to use theoretical knowledge into actual use of computer.  Students will be given extensive hands-on exercise with the computer teacher to provide assistance.  As a final requirement each student will submit a case study as a project with printed output.  The student will, therefore, experience word processing in several business applications that will prepare them for future employment as WORD PROCESSOR.  Students may select to take Word Perfect or WordStar.  Three hours/week on-the-job training.  Pre-requisite:  Keyboarding I.

COMPUTER 2.  ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING (3 units).  This course is designed to strengthen the students’ skills in using the computer to produce documents for use in the modern office.  Case studies on different letter styles, manuscripts and business reports, tables, resumes, statements, and other business forms should be done by the students and printed copies be graded by the teacher.  Three hours/week on-the-job training.  Pre-requisite:  Word Processing I.

COMPUTER 3. ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEET (3 units).  This course aims to teach the students with many valuable uses of spreadsheet in report making.  Spreadsheet is an electronic replacement for the traditional financial modeling tools like columnar pads, pencils, and calculator.  Preparation of graphs in various forms plus the financial reports will also be taught.  Example: Lotus, Symphony, Quatro and the like.  Extensive practice should be given to the students.  Three hours/week on-the-job training.  Pre-requisite:  Word Processing I & II.

COMPUTER 4.  DATABASE SYSTEM (3 units).  This course is designed to guide the students with the use of their computer in storing, handling and maintaining of files for business and non-business applications.

                As a vital part of the course, the students will learn to use their theoretical knowledge into actual use of computer.  Extensive hands-on exercise will be given with the computer teacher to provide assistance.  As a final requirement, such student will submit a case study as a project in analysis and design in several business application systems.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Computer I, II, III.

COMPUTER 5.  B.A.S.I.C PROGRAMMING (3 units).  B.A.S.I.C. stands for beginners all-purpose symbolic instruction code.  This powerful language bridges the technical jargon gap by using simple statement found in everyone’s vocabulary.  Course activities include basis language programming techniques, formats, sentences and concepts, and operations, disk operating systems, graphic features, basic programming techniques, case study and actual hands-on using micro-computers.  With the increasing use of micro-computers, this course will be an available asset of tomorrow’s programmers.

                As a vital part of the course, the students will learn to use his theoretical knowledge into actual use of computer.  Students will be given extensive hands-on exercises with the computer teacher to provide assistance.  As a final requirement, each student will submit a case study as a project with printed output.  The student will, therefore, experience simulated work in analysis and design in several business application using B.A.S.I.C. language.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Computer 1.

CURRENT TRENDS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (3 units).  This course aims to acquaint the student with the most current trends in information technology – use of internet, e-mail, etc.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Computer 1.

COMPUTER 9.  COMPUTER PRACTICUM.  Course will require the students to undergo 200 hours of on-the-job training in a computer center or in an Electronic Data Processing (EDP) office to gain actual exposure in the field of computer.  Pre-requisite:  Computers 1, 2, 3, 4 6, 7 8.

BSEC 102             SHORTHAND 1 (FUNDAMENTALS OF SHORTHAND) (5 units).  This course includes the reading and writing of Gregg Shorthand.  The ability to read shorthand correctly and to transcribe accurately is emphasized.  Intensive copying of shorthand materials form the textbook to develop shorthand writing skills, speed reading, and the students’ ability to take dictation on practiced materials as well as on new material at 40 – 60 words a minute on a 3 minute take with 10 – 15 error tolerance (longhand transcription) is included.  Emphasis is also given to the application of the rules of grammar, punctuation, spelling, syllabication, and the development of an adequate business vocabulary.  Five hours a week.

BSEC     105         SHORTHAND 2 (SPEED BUILDING AND TRANSCRIPTION) (5 units).  This course intensifies reading and writing of shorthand plates, develops student dictation speed to the highest point possible, lays a solid foundation for rapid and accurate transcription, and be able to transcribe mailable correspondence.  Speed objective is 60 – 100 words a minute.  Five hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Shorthand 1 & Keyboarding 1.

BSEC     177         SHORTHAND ELECTIVE (MEDICAL, LEGAL, FILIPINO, TECHNICAL SHORTHAND) (3 units).  This course is designed to prepare students to work in any office shorthand principles.  Emphasis is on speed, office-style dictation of medical and legal correspondence and mailable transcripts.  Speed objective: 8 – 120 words a minute on 5 minute take with 5 error tolerance.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Shorthand 1 & 2.

BSEC     101         KEYBOARDING 1 (FUNDAMENTALS OF KEYBOARDING) (5 units).  This course is designed to develop skill in manipulating the typewriter.  This includes mastery of the letter and number keyboard, introduction to manuscript typing and to the basic types of letter styles and resumes, envelope typing, typing of financial statements and other business forms.  Speed, proofreading, neatness, accuracy and attractiveness are emphasized.  Speed Objective: 25 – 35 words a minute in 5 minute take with 2 error tolerance.  Three hours a week.

BSEC     104         KEYBOARDING 2 (PRODUCTION KEYBOARDING) (3 units). This course covers the mastery of the letter and number keyboard.  Its emphasis is on the production of mailable manuscripts; letters; memos; medical, government, legal and other business forms; resumes; stencils; minutes of meetings; press releases; financial statements, etc.  Speed Objectives: 35 – 55 words a minute in 5 minute take with 2 error tolerance.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite: Keyboarding 2.

BSEC     106         CLERICAL TRAINING (CLERICAL SKILLS WITH OFFICE ETHICS) (3 units).  This course deals with clerical office procedures, such as telephoning, meeting people, purchasing, receiving and selling.  Exercises and on-the-job training are given to develop these skills.  The second part gives the students principles of office ethics, human and public relations, and the qualifications of successful Christian service by E.G. White.  The third part gives an overview of the different filing systems and intensive rules of alphabetic indexing.  Practice set will be used for practical application of the rules and principles of alphabetic, numeric, geographic and subject filing systems.  Three hours a week. 

BSEC     127         OFFICE MANAGEMENT 1 (FUNDAMENTALS OF OFFICE PROCEDURES, THEORY AND PRACTICE) (3 units).  This course covers the important phases of business office procedures that the secretary is called upon to use in addition to Shorthand and Keyboarding.  These include filing, handling of mail, receiving callers, making and answering telephone calls, handling appointments, and operating office machines such as electronic typewriter, dictator/transcriber machine, and computer.  Desirable attitudes, good work habits and proper office decorum are developed.  Emphasis is on prioritizing of work and decision making.  This is conducted using the lecture, modeling, discussion, simulation, and on-the-job training methods.  As requirement to compel the course, students are to work for at least 200 hours either in a private or any government office.  Students are also required to work at the Secretarial Training Center for at least 5 hours a week and in any office for 12 – 15 hours a week during the semester.  An off-campus internship for at least 80 hours is required.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Personality Development, Clerical Skills, Shorthand 2, English 3, Keyboarding 2 and Accounting 1.

BSEC     151         OFFICE MANAGEMENT 2 (ADVANCED OFFICE PROCEDURE & PRACTICUM) (3 units).  This course is conducted using lectures, role playing, and other teaching strategies and methods applicable to business content subjects.  It covers the important phases of business procedures which the secretary is called upon to perform in addition to shorthand and keyboarding.  A wide variety of specialized office secretarial duties is covered such as records management, handling the mail, receiving callers, making and answering telephone calls, making and canceling appointments, simple accounting and bookkeeping, information processing, data, word and text processing.  As a requirement of complete course, a student is required to complete 200 hours as office trainee in a private or government office.  Desirable attitudes, good work habits, initiative, good business judgment, and proper office decorum are developed throughout the course.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Office Management I, Keyboarding 1 & 2, Shorthand 1, Business Communication.

BSEC     152         OFFICE MANAGEMENT 3 (MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES) (3 units).  This course focuses on the medical secretary’s career-making appointments, preparation of medical records and filing, handling communications, the business aspect of medical practice, medical societies, medical assistant’s responsibilities and a study of medical terminologies.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite: OM 1 & OM 2.

BSEC     153         OFFICE MANAGEMENT 4 (LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES) (3 units).  This course focuses on the legal secretary’s career- a study of legal terminologies, preparation of legal forms and documents, legal shorthand and transcription, filing of legal papers, handling of communications in a legal office, the business aspect of legal practice, keeping financial records, and legal assistant’s responsibilities.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite: OM 1 & OM 2.

BSEC     154         OFFICE MANAGEMENT 5 (CONVENTION MANAGEMENT) (3 units).  Topics in this course include site selection, convention and visitors bureaus, convention/conference centers, international meetings, program planning, promotion and publicity, housing and reservations, air and ground transportation, shipping procedures, convention service manager, pre-convention briefing, registration and information, meeting and function rooms, food and beverage, audio-visuals, exhibits, emergencies and fire safety, accounting, contracts and insurance, gratuities, meeting evaluation, computer applications, and ethics.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  OM 1 & 2.

BSEC     155         OFFICE MANAGEMENT 6 (TOURISM OFFICE PROCEDURES) (3 units).  This course is designed to familiarize students with the secretarial duties in a travel agency or in a travel consultant’s office.  The course focuses on topics such as airline scheduling and ticketing , carters, car rental and purchase, dining, entertainment, outdoor vacations, gourmet tours, lodging, rail travel, general and agency tours, cruises, customer service and public relations, travel agency policies and procedures.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite: OM 1 & 2.

BSEC     156         OFFICE MANAGEMENT ELECTIVE (MEDICAL–LEGAL  SECRETARIAL PROCEDURES) (3 units).  A course designed to prepare students for employment either in a medical office or in a legal office.  The first part is designed to give students an understanding of what a medical office is like, how it functions, and its personnel for an intelligent performance of secretarial duties.  Secretarial ethics, office procedures, medical dictation and typing as well as basic information about law terms and miscellaneous legal procedures and instruments are included.  Each student is required to work as student-secretary in the Secretaries Training Center for at least 5 hours a week, in any office for at least 12 – 15 hours a week, and as a secretarial intern in a medical office for at least 80 – 160 hours and in a legal office for at least 80 – 160 hours also.  Three hours a week. Pre-requisite:  Office Management 1, 2 Elective.

BSEC     176         OFFICE MANAGEMENT 3 (SECRETARIAL ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICE) (3 units).  This course aims for the master of the secretary’s basic duties already learned and orients the student to the executive responsibilities and challenges of an executive secretary or an administrative assistant.  Each student must work as a secretary or an administrative assistant.  Each student must work as a student-secretary in any administrative office for at least 12 – 15 hours a week and act as an executive secretary or an administrative assistant in the Secretary Training Center for at least a one month.  An internship of two to four weeks in an administrative or executive office (where student desires to seek employment after graduation) is part of the course requirement.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite: Office Management 2.

ENGLISH 4 (BUSINESS COMMUNICATION) (3 units).  This course aims to acquaint the students with the principles of effective communication, to develop in them a professional skill in writing effective business letter which include simple reports, minutes of meetings, memos, social-business letters, resolution, petition, and news release.  Writing original letters “from me to you” is emphasized.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite: English 3.

COMPUTER 1 (INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE) (3 units).  An introductory course on computers and data processing that aims to familiarize students with the capabilities and limitations of computers.  It presents how computer programs are developed and provides students with basic skills in programming through hands-on training.

COMPUTER 2 (WORD PROCESSING 1) (3 units).  This course is an overview of computer information systems with emphasis on the study of the word processing system.  It includes the study of the word processor’s functions, major components, advantages, and various business applications.  It aims to train students to improve work performance in the office with particular emphasis on business correspondence, business reports, table listings, and other forms and information typically found at a modern business office.  Students are trained to process business forms using the computer, saving the record on the diskette for future use, editing the document without retyping the whole record , and making a printed output using the computer printer with maximum accuracy, even producing all-original copies if needed.

                As a vital part of the course, the students will learn to use his theoretical knowledge into actual use of computer.  Students will be given extensive hands-on exercises with the computer teacher to provide assistance.  As a final requirement each student will submit a case study as a project with printed output.  The student will, therefore, experience word processing in several business applications that will prepare them for future employment as WORD PROCESSOR.  Students may elect to take WordPerfect or WordStar.  Pre-requisite:  Keyboarding 1.

COMPUTER 3 (WORD PROCESSING II – APPLICATION, MS WORD) (3 units).  This course is designed to strengthen  the students’ skills in using the computer to produce documents for use in the modern office.  Case studies on the different letter styles, manuscripts and business reports, tables, resumes, statements, and other business forms should be done by the students and printed copies be graded by the teacher.  Pre-requisite:  Word Processing I.

COMPUTER 4 (ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEET) (3 units).  This course aims to teach the students with the many valuable uses of spreadsheet in report making.  Spreadsheet is an electronic replacement for the traditional financial modeling tools like columnar pads, pencils, and calculator.  Preparation of graphs in various forms plus the financial reports will also be taught.  Example:  Lotus, Quatro and the like.  Extensive practice should be given to the students.

COMPUTER 5 (FUNDAMENTAL OF PROGRAMMING – Program Logic Formulation( (3 units).  Designed to develop the student’s skill in designing solution to various data processing application problems through institution and practice of the procedures, tools and techniques of computer science applicable to computer programming.  Pre-requisite:  Introduction to Computer Science.

COMPUTER 6 (DATABASE SYSTEM – Database Concepts) (3 units).  This course is designed to guide the students with the use of their computer in storing, handling and maintaining of files for business and non-business applications.

                As a vital part of the course, the students will learn to use their theoretical knowledge into actual use of computer.  Extensive hands-on exercise will be given with the computer teacher to provide assistance.  As a final requirement, such student will submit a case study as a project with printed output.  The student will, therefore, experience simulated work in analysis and design in several business application systems.  Pre-requisite:  Computer 2.

COMPUTER 7 (CURRENT ISSUES IN INFO TECHNOLOGY) (3 units).  A subject designed to introduce the student to certain aspects of information technology, some of which are notable for being highly controversial.  These include: proper conduct of computer professionals, intellectual property rights, software piracy, trends and advancements in developing computer technology, and more.  A correct understanding of the more crucial ones will help prepare the student to be on right (i.e., safe/legal) side when such issues enter the workplace.  As a result, the student becomes more professional both in decisions and actions.

COMPUTER 8 (ELECTIVE – Desktop Publishing) (3 units).  Introduction to the different software packages used in the field of Desktop Publishing industry: the present computerized system used in preparation of materials for newspapers, books, magazines, newsletters and other documents which are composed of different typefaces, fonts and formats.

COMPUTER 9 (COMPUTER SECRETARIAL PRACTICUM) (3 units).  This course requires the students to undergo 200 hours of on-the-job training in a computer center or in Electronic Data Processing (EDP) office, or in any administrative or executive office where the students can gain actual exposure in the field of computer and office management.  Pre-requisites:  Computers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

 

Bachelor of Science in Office Administration,  Major in Computer - Office Education

FIRST YEAR

1st Semester

RELB 110  Life and Teachings of Jesus                                           3

BSIT 110  Intro to Com. & Info Technology                                       3

ENGL 101  Communication Arts I                                                  3

ENGL 100  Intensive English Review                                             (3)

BSEC 111  Basic Keyboarding                                                     5

BSEC 112  Personality Development and Human Relations                           3

BCOM 101  Fundamentals of Business Organization Management                      3

MATH 111  College Algebra                                                       3

VOED 101  Food Production                                                       2

PHED      Physical Education I                                                  2

          NSTP I                                                                1.5

               Total                                                           28.5

2nd Semester

RELB 113  Christian Beliefs                                                     3

BCMP 102  Word Processing                                                       3

ENGL 102  Communication Arts II                                                 3

BSEC 122  Advanced Keyboarding                                                  5

BSEC 123  Elementary Shorthand                                                  5

PSYC 111  General Psychology                                                    3

PHED      Physical Education II                                                 2

FINA      Fine Arts                                                             2

HIST 101  Philippine History                                                    3

          NSTP II                                                               3

               Total                                                           30.5

SECOND YEAR

1st Semester

RELB 220  Daniel and Revelation                                                 3

BCMP 103  Electronic Spreadsheet                                                3

BSEC 214  Intermediate Shorthand                                                3

ENGL 301  Advanced English Grammar                                              3

BACT 101  Principles of Accounting I                                            6

BSEC 215  Fundamentals of Office Procedures                                     3

BCMP 128  Desktop Publishing                                                    3

PHED      Physical Education III                                                2

SOSC 201  Rizal: Life, Works and Writings                                       3

               Total                                                           29

2nd Semester

RELB 124  Philosophy of Adventist Education                                     2

BCMP 105  Advanced Word Processing                                              3

ENGL 202  Reading and Speech                                                    3

ENGL 201  Oral and English Diction                                              3

SOSC 102  Pol. Gov. with Philippine Constitution                                3

BSEC 226  Advanced Office Procedure                                             3

PSYC 408  Business Psychology                                                   3

PHED      Physical Education IV                                                 2

          Business Integrated Software                                          3

               Total                                                           25

THIRD YEAR

1st Semester

RELB 123  Denominational History                                                3

EDUC 125  Foundation of Education I                                             3

EDUC 149  Principles and Methods of Teaching                                    3

BSEC 318  Office Management – Medical                                           3

BIOL 104  Anatomy and Physiology with FP                                        3

MATH 112  Statistics                                                            3

FILI 111  Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino                                  3

LITT 201  Philippine Literature                                                 3

               Total                                                           24

2nd Semester

MUCH 106  Ministry of Music                                                     2

BSEC 328  Methods of OA Teaching                                                3

EDUC 165  Educ. Measurement & Evaluation                                        3

BSEC 329  Office Management – Legal                                             3

EDUC 174  Introduction to Educational Research                                  3

BCMP 127  Database Management w/ Programming                                    3

FILI 203  Masining na Pagpapahayag                                              3

BUAD 160  Business Administration Communication                                 3

               Total                                                           23

FOURTH YEAR

1st Semester

RELB 216  Personal Evangelism                                                   2

EDUC 175  Guidance & Counseling                                                 3

SOSC 302  Prin. of Economics w/ LRT                                             3

BACC 156  Obligations and Contract                                              3

BCOM 180  Business Ethics                                                       3

PHYS 311  Earth Science                                                         3

LITT 404  World Literature                                                      3

OUTR      Practicum (Community Outreach)                                        3

BCMP 422  Current & Future Trends in Information Technology                     3

               Total                                                           26

2nd Semester

BCOM 152  Practicum I (Community Outreach)                                      3

BSEC 424  Practice Teaching                                                     6

          3 days Comprehensive Exam

              Total                                                             9

          Typing Speed: 55 – 65 wpm            

          Shorthand: 60 – 120 wpm

SUMMARY

A. General Education Requirements                                             (62)

B.  Internal Requirements                                                     (31)

C. Major Courses                                                              (63)

Basic Keyboarding                                                          5

Advanced Keyboarding                                                       5

Elementary Shorthand                                                       5

Intermediate Shorthand                                                     3

Fundamentals of Office Procedures                                          3

Advanced Office Procedures                                                 3

Business Integrated Software                                               3

Office Management – Medical                                                3

Office Management – Legal                                                  3

Foundation of Education I                                                  3

Principles & Methods of Teaching                                           3

Methods of Teaching Office Administration                                  3

Educational Measurement & Evaluation                                       3

Guidance & Counseling                                                      3

Practice Teaching                                                          6

Electronic Spreadsheets                                                    3

Database Management                                                        3

Future & Current Trends in Info. Tech                                      3

D. Cognates                                                                   (30)

Personality Development                                                    3

Fundamentals of Business Organization                                      3

Intro. To Computer & Info. Tech                                            3

Advanced Word Processing                                                   3

Principles of Accounting                                                   6

Business Psychology                                                        3

Business Administrative Communication                                      3

Obligations of Law & Contracts                                             3

Intro. To Educational Research                                             3

Total number of units required for the degree                                 186 units

COURSE DESCRIPTION

EDUCATION 1-5 – Course Description are in the Education Department.

EDUCATION 6 (METHODS OF TEACHING SECRETARIAL SUBJECTS) (3 units).  This course deals with the various methods and techniques in teaching shorthand and typewriting at various levels and discusses problems, situations, conditions old practices, and the latest trends in teaching shorthand and typewriting and other secretarial subjects.  It is planned to train prospective teachers to teach in any school secretaries—college or high school.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Education 1 to 5.

EDUCATION 7 (SECRETARIAL PRACTICE TEACHING) (6 units).  His course provides the student with the opportunities to apply the principles and method courses.  The student is also required experience in meeting classroom problems, in handling teaching materials and aid efficiently.  To satisfy the requirements of the course, the student must show that he has taught in a secretarial school (Vocational/Collegiate) for one semester.  Six hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Methods of Teaching Secretarial Subjects.

SHORTHAND 1 (FUNDAMENTAL OF SHORTHAND) (3 units).  This course includes the reading and writing of Gregg shorthand.  The ability to read shorthand correctly and to transcribe accurately is emphasized.  Intensive copying of shorthand materials from the textbook to develop shorthand writing skills, speed reading, and students’ ability to take dictation on practiced materials as well as on new material at 50 – 60 words a minute on a 3 minute take with 10 – 15 error tolerance (longhand transcription) is included.  Also included are the application of the rules of grammar, punctuation, spelling, syllabication, and the development of an adequate business vocabulary.  Emphasis is on the mastery of the fundamentals of shorthand.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Keyboarding I.

SHORTHAND 2 (TRANSCRIPTION) (3 units).  This course intensifies reading and writing of shorthand plates, develops students’ dictation speed to the highest point possible, lays a solid foundation for rapid and accurate transcription, and be able to transcribe mailable correspondence.  Speed objective is 70 – 80 words a minute in a 5 minute dictation with 5 percent error tolerance.

                Two hours a week practice on dictation records/tape, at the rate of 90 – 100 words a minute.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Shorthand 1, Keyboarding 1.

SHORTHAND 3 (ADVANCE TRANSCRIPTION) (3 units).  This course emphasizes the training of secretarial students in the expert level of transcription.  Emphasis is on dictation of business letters and other documents and transcribing them in mailable, acceptable format.  It also involves word-last theory recall, spelling, vocabulary builders; high speed takes form textbook and other supplementary materials, actual office-style dictation and immediate transcription on the machine.  Speed objective is 90 – 100 words a minute, on a 5 minute take, with 5 percent error tolerance.

                Two hours a week practice on dictation record/tape, at the rate of 90 – 120 words a minute.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisites:  Shorthand 1, 2; Keyboarding 1, 2.

SHORTHAND 4 (SPEED & TRANSCRIPTION) (3 units).  This course is aimed to develop speed and accuracy in taking dictation and transcrib8ing them mailable.  Office-style dictation and transcription, applying the rules of grammar, punctuation, and syllabication; spelling; the development of an adequate business vocabulary; and the mastery of the fundamentals of shorthand are emphasized.  Speed objective is 100 – 120 words a minute on 5 minute take with 5 percent error tolerance.

                Two hours a week practice on dictation record/tape, at the rate of 120 – 140 words a minute.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisites:  Shorthand 2; Keyboarding 2.

SHORTHAND ELECTIVE (3 units).  This course is designed to prepare students to work in any office.  It acquaints students with medical, legal, technical terminology and Filipino shorthand principles.  Emphasis is on spelling; speed; office-style dictation of medical, technical, and legal correspondence; and mailable transcripts.  Speed objective: 80 – 120 words a minute on a 5 minute take with 5 percent error tolerance.

                Two hours a week practice on dictation record/tape, at the rate of 120 – 140 words a minute.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisites:  Shorthand 1, 2.

KEYBOARDING 1 (FUNDAMENTALS OF KEYBOARDING) (3 units).  This course is designed to develop skill in manipulating the typewriter.  This includes mastery of the letter and number keyboard, introduction to manuscript typing and to the basic types of letter styles and resumes, envelope typing, typing of financial statements and other business forms.  Speed, proofreading, neatness, accuracy and attractiveness are emphasized.  Speed objective:  30 – 45 words a minute in 10 minute take with 5 error tolerance.  Three hours a week.

KEYBOARDING 2 (ADVANCE KEYBOARDING) (3 units).  This course, which may use either the typewriter or the computer, covers the master of the letter and number keyboard.  Its emphasis is on the production of mailable manuscripts; letters; memos; medical, government, legal and other business forms; resumes; stencils; minutes of meetings; press releases; financial statements, etc. Speed Objective: 45 – 55 words a minute in 10 minute take with 5 error tolerance.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Keyboarding 1.

KEYBOARDING 3 (PRODUCTION TYPING) (3 units). This course aims to intensify the student’s correct typing techniques, accuracy and speed in the production of mailable letters and documents in attractive, acceptable formats.  Production of actual letters and documents are emphasized.  Students are encouraged to accept typing jobs where they can earn while learning.  Speed Objective is 65 words a minute in 10 minute take with 5 error tolerance.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Keyboarding 1.

CLERICAL TRAINING (CLERICAL SKILLS WITH OFFICE ETHICS) (3 units).  This course deals with: clerical office procedures, such as telephoning, meeting people, purchasing, receiving and selling; the principles of office ethics, human and public relations; and the qualifications of successful Christian service by E.G. White.  Exercises and on-the-job training are given to develop these skills.

                The second part gives an overview of the different filing systems and intensive rules of alphabetic indexing.  Practice set will be used for practical application of the rules and principles of alphabetic, numeric, geographic and subject filing systems.  Three hours a week.

OFFICE MANAGEMENT 1 (THEORY AND PRACTICE) (3 units).  This course acquaints the students with the principles of office management and their applications.  It includes the important phases of business office procedures that the secretary is called upon to use in addition to Shorthand and Keyboarding.  Also, filing, handling appointments, and operating office machines such as electronic typewriter, dictator/transcriber machine, and computer.  Desirable attitudes, good work habits and proper office decorum are developed.  Emphasis is on prioritizing of work and decision making.

                Each student is required to have hands on experience on the computer, electronic typewriter, dictator-transcriber machine, telephone and filing at the Practicum Room, for at least 5 hours a week, and in any office for at least 10 hours a week, and as a secretarial intern in any approved off-campus legal office for at least 80 – 160 hours.  Two hours a week lecture: three hours group lab.  Pre-requisites:  Clerical Kills, Shorthand 2, Keyboarding 2, Accounting 1, English 3.

OFFICE MANAGEMENT 2 (LEGAL SECRETARIAL PROCEDURES) (3 units).  A course designed to prepare students for employment in a medical office.  Study of the medical secretarial procedures will be taken up in addition to the review, practice, and mastery of office procedures, techniques and skills previously learned.  Secretarial ethics, medical dictation and keyboarding as well as basic information about medical procedures and instruments are discussed.  Students are required to work in any office for at least 10 hours and in the Practicum Room for 5 hours a week during the semester and in and off-campus medical office for at least two weeks.  Two hours a week lecture: three hours group lab.  Pre-requisite:  Office Management 1.

OFFICE MANAGEMENT 3 (LEGAL SECRETARIAL PROCEDURES) (3 units).  A course designed to prepare students for employment in a legal office.  It aims to give students an understanding of what a law office is like, how it functions, and the role of its personnel for an intelligent performance of secretarial duties.  Secretarial ethics, office procedures, legal dictation and typing as well as basic information about legal terminology and spelling, and miscellaneous legal procedures and instruments are included.  Each studen6t is required to have hands on experience on the computer, electronic typewriter, dictation transcriber machine, telephone, and filing at the Practicum Room, for at least 5 hours a week, in any office for at least 10 hours a week, and as a secretarial intern in any approved off-campus legal office for at least 80 – 160 hours.  Two hours a week lecture: three hours group lab.  Pre-requisite:  Office Management 2.

OFFICE MANAGEMENT 4 ( SECRETARIAL ADMINISTRATION PRACTICE, PROBLEMS & CASE STUDIES) (6 units).  A course designed to prepare students to work in administrative offices as executive secretaries or administrative assistants.  Secretarial administration practice, problems and case studies are considered.  Also emphasized are professional public relations skills for effective office communication, organization and time management to discipline your daily plan, communicating clearly and writing for results through better letters and reports, word processors and computers to tackle office technology, figures and finance for mastery of office math, etc.  To orient students to the administrative responsibilities and challenges of an executive secretary or an administrative assistant, the students are required to enroll only Office Management 4 during the semester, have intensive classroom and laboratory training, and three-months on-the-job training in any approved off-campus or on-campus executive/administrative office.  Pre-requisites:  All Major Subjects.

ENGLISH 4 (BUSINESS COMMUNICATION) (3 units)  This course aims to acquaint the students with the principles of effective communication, to develop in them a professional skill in writing effective business letters including simple reports, minutes of meetings, memos, social-business letters, resolution, petition, and news release.  Writing original letters “from me to you” is emphasized.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  English 3.

BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMMUNICATION (3 units).  This course is designed to intensify the knowledge of the students in business communication and in composing business correspondence.  It also includes making of proposals, formal and informal minutes, preparing presentation of reports, use of graphs and charts, etc.  Three hours a week.  Pre-requisite:  Business Communication, Advance Grammar.