The Office Administration program prepares students for a career in a professional office environment. Upon completion, students will be prepared for careers as administrative assistants or accounting clerks. As the business office relies increasingly on technology, organizations need well-trained, capable individuals to ensure that daily tasks are handled efficiently and effectively. This program will build skills in computer applications, administrative procedures, and communications.

This career program is not designed for transfer although many of the courses are transferable to some senior institutions. Consult the catalog of the transfer institution and the Alabama Transfer Guide for additional guidance, see the WCCS Business Administration advisors. Students must have a “C” average or better in all courses credited toward the degree and a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all courses attempted at the College.

Degrees Offered:  Associated in Applied Science, Standard Certificate, Short-Term Certificate

Career Outlook: Secretaries and administrative assistants are employed in nearly every industry. Many are employed in schools, hospitals, and government, legal, and medical offices. Most secretaries and administrative assistants are employed full-time. According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median pay in 2020 for these positions was $40, 990 per year, or $19.71 per hour. The median annual pay for accounting clerks in 2020 was $42,410 per year or $20.39 per hour.


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Semester Hour (SH) Distribution Requirements by Academic Area*:

Area I: Written Composition: 3 SH

Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts: 0 SH

Area III: Natural Sciences & Math: 3 SH

Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences: 0 SH

Area V: Additional General Education Courses, Major Courses and Electives: 44 SH


(5 Semesters, Degree SH Total: 65)

Area I: Written Composition: 3 SH

Area II:  Humanities and Fine Arts  6 SH

Area III: Natural Sciences & Math: 3 SH

Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences: 3 SH

Area V: Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses: 50 SH

ACADEMIC MAP: Associate of Applied Science - Office Administration (Information Processing Option)
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Semester 1

BUS 2413
OAD 1013
OAD 1313
OAD 1383
ORI  1012
Total Semester Hours14

Semester 2

BUS 2423
BUS 2633
MTH 1163
OAD 1033
OAD 1253
Total Semester Hours15

Semester 3 

CIS 1303
CIS 1463
ECO 2323
Total Semester Hours9

Semester 4

ENG 1013
OAD 1263
OAD 1333
OAD 2183
OAD 2143
Total Semester Hours15
Prerequisites required for OAD 126. OAD 133, OAD 218, and OAD 219.

Semester 5

OAD 1373
OAD 2003
OAD 2023
SPH 1063
MUS 1013
Total Semester Hours15

Degree Program Total: 65 SH Special Accreditation

Regardless of the program you choose, all of the Business Programs at WCCS are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP is the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence. Accreditation ensures that faculty, programs and courses are relevant and current to best serve the needs of students and the surrounding community, including area employers. ACBSP is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

For Additional Information Contact Dr. Marilyn Hannah at  334-876-9383 or email at