UNM Los Alamos

AAS Office Communication and Technology

AAS Office Communication and Technology

About the Program

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Office Communications and Technology covers the skills required for effective administrative support. The program is designed for students seeking positions as administrative assistants, office assistants, and secretaries in technical/scientific government or private business office environments.

A minimum of 64 credit hours with a minimum grade average of 2.0. At least 15 of these 64 hours must be UNM–Los Alamos catalog credit courses.

General Education Requirements

WRITING AND SPEAKING (12 CREDIT HOURS)

  • ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition (3)

or

  • ENGL 112: Composition II (3)

or

  • ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition (3)
  • ENGL 120: Composition III (3)
  • ENGL 219: Technical and Professional Writing (3) 

or

  • ENGL 240: Traditional Grammar (3)

Communication Skills (3 credit hours)

  • BSTC 203: Business Communications (3)

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS (4 CREDIT HOURS)

  • MATH 106: Problems in Intermediate Algebra (1)

and

  • MATH 120: Intermediate Algebra (3)

SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (6 CREDIT HOURS)

Choose 6 credit hours from the following:

  • PSY 105: General Psychology (3)
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • ECON 105: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 106: Introduction to Microeconomics (3)

FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES/LANGUAGE (4 CREDIT HOURS)

It is recommended to choose any course from the current UNM Fine Arts, Humanities, or Language Core Curriculum (3-4). It is strongly advised that students enroll in one of the following Spanish courses, depending on previous Spanish language experience:

  • SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish (3) 

and

  • SPAN 103L: Elementary Spanish Conversation (1)

or

  • SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish (3) (2nd half)

and 

  • SPAN 104L: Elementary Spanish Conversation II (1)

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 26 CREDIT HOURS

Technical Core Requirements

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY (16 CREDIT HOURS)

  • MGMT 101: Fundamentals of Accounting I (3)
  • MGMT 101L: Fundamentals of Accounting I Lab (1)
  • MGMT 113: Management: An Introduction (3)
  • MGMT 158: Ethics in Organizations (3)
  • BSTC 202: Microcomputer Accounting (3)
  • Select 3 credit hours from the following:
  • BSTC 113: Project Management (1)
  • BSTC 114: Customer Service & Relations (1)
  • BSTC 115: Time Management for Professionals (1)
  • BSTC 116: Stress Management for the Workplace (1)
  • BSTC 117: Organization Skills for the Workplace (1)
  • BSTC 118: Conflict Resolution for the Workplace (1)

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY OR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (14 CREDIT HOURS)

  • CT 102: Introduction to Microcomputers on the PC (4) 
  • CT 106L: Microsoft WORD (3)
  • CT 140: Introduction to PowerPoint (1)
  • CT 202: Applications of Spreadsheets: EXCEL (3)
  • CT 203: Introduction to Desktop Publishing (3)

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (8 CREDIT HOURS)

Choose 8 credit hours from the following:

BSTC 113, BSTC 114, BSTC 115, BSTC 116, BSTC 117, BSTC 118, BSTC 193, BSTC 204, BSTC 293, BSTC 296, MGMT 105, MGMT 190, CJ 225.

TOTAL TECHNICAL CORE REQUIREMENTS 38 CREDIT HOURS

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64 CREDIT HOURS