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Administrative Support Certificate - Office Applications

The Administrative Support Certificate (C2_AOC2) certificate offered at LSC-Kingwood, LSC-North Harris and LSC-University Park. For more information, please contact the Administrative Services Department.

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Program Description

Administrative support certificates provide students with technical skills in just two or three semesters. Skills include time management, human/customer relations, telephone techniques, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, document layout, and Internet research. Bookkeeping skills are included for those choosing the bookkeeping track of the administrative support certificate, and specialized legal and medical office skills are included for those choosing these specializations.

A wide variety of job opportunities are available to program graduates in many types of offices. Jobs include office assistant, bilingual office receptionist, administrative assistant, bookkeeper, medical office receptionist, medical secretary, medical administrative assistant, legal office receptionist, legal office assistant, and legal office administrative assistant. After a few years in the field, graduates can become an executive assistant, office manager, or office coordinator. Skilled administrative professionals are expected to be in demand in several industries, including education, manufacturing, construction, financial services, employment services, health care and social assistance, legal services, local government, and energy production.


Graduation requirement

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities, and the degree will transfer in whole to some universities. Through articulation, some students may have earned college credit while in high school. Contact a counselor, division advisor, or faculty member at any college for specific information about articulation and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3

TOTAL Credit Hours for First Semester:


Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITSW 1301 Introduction to Word Processing 3
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Databases 3
ITSC 2331 Integrated Software Applications III 3

TOTAL Credit Hours for Second Semester:


Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITSW 1310 Introduction to Presentation Software 3
POFT 2331 Administrative Project Solutions 3

TOTAL Credit Hours for Third Semester:


Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
Elective1   Any 3 credit hour business or computer course 3
POFT2 2380 Cooperative Education - Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science General OR 3
POFT2 2386 Internship - Administrative Assistant  

TOTAL Credit Hours for First Semester:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Administrative Support Certificate -
Office Applications:


  1. Any 3 hour course for which the pre-requisites have been met.
  2. Capstone Course