Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Business Department and Business Office Applications Technology (formerly Office Administration) are located in Delaware Hall. The main office is in 259 Delaware Hall. Faculty offices are located on the first floor of Delaware Hall.
We offer an Administrative Assistant Associate Degree program, with option for Medical Cognate. Our certificates include: Bookkeeping, and Office Specialist.
Most courses are built upon foundations that presume previous knowledge and skills. Even though you may have been exposed to certain concepts, faculty need to be certain that you have the necessary capabilities to handle the material in that particular class.
Registration should be completed as soon as the registration period begins for a new quarter, so you won’t get closed out of a particular class you may want. See the Academic Calendar for details. Also, you may register in person at the registrar’s office in Madison Hall.
That depends upon the institution to which you are transferring. Traditionally, Columbus State has had most of its traditional credit courses accepted by other institutions.
That depends on many factors, including the institution from which the credit was given, the time elapsed since the credit was given, and the course objectives which were covered. To give you the best chance of having your credit accepted, please provide the Columbus State Records and Registration department and your advisor with official transcripts from the granting institution. Also, please provide your advisor with a catalog from the granting institution so a determination may be made whether the courses meet our technical specifications. If you have questions about this, please contact your advisor.
Our plans of study do allow for completion in a two-year period. However, students can take more time to complete a degree.
Although the department does not offer professional certifications directly, our certificate programs prepare students for national and international certifications. Completing the Business Office Applications Bookkeeping Certificate will prepare students to sit for the Certified Bookkeeper examination given by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). All courses taken in the Office Specialist certificate will prepare students to sit for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist.
This is handled on a case-by-case basis.
The curriculum of a business office applications technology changes regularly. When students enroll in one of our plans of study, they are enrolled in a current catalog of courses. If a plan of study changes, the student has the option to stay with their original plan or change to the new one. The faculty advisor can help the student decide which plan would be the most advantageous.
The lab fee assists in maintaining the learning management system, i.e. Blackboard, which is your virtual classroom
Thank you for your interest in obtaining proficiency credit towards one (or more) of the following courses:
- BOA 1101-Word I
- BOA 1102-Excel I
- BOA 1103-PowerPoint
- BOA 1104-Access
- BOA 1172-Excel II
- BOA 1191-Word II
To receive proficiency credit for a course(s), a student must pass the corresponding Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist (MOS) Exam listed below:
BOA 1101-BOA 1101-Word I and BOA 1191-Word II
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam Word 2016
BOA 1102-Excel I and BOA 1172-Excel II
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam Excel 2016
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam PowerPoint 2016
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam Access 2016
Testing can be completed at the Columbus State Community & Professional Testing Center (Workforce Development (WD) Building, Room 223). Please visit https://www.cscc.edu/services/testingcenter/community-testing/certification-licensing-exams.shtml and follow the instructions listed for Certiport to purchase an exam voucher, pay the proctor fee, and schedule an appointment.
Once a student has passed an exam, the Request for Proficiency (X) Credit form must be completed and a $50 fee paid at the Cashiers Office (Rhodes Hall, 2nd floor). Upon completion, submit a copy of the MOS exam certificate, the Request for Proficiency (X) Credit form, and the receipt from the Cashier’s Office at the Business Programs Department office in Delaware Hall, 259.
Visit https://www.cscc.edu/services/registrar/x-credit.shtml for additional information about proficiency credit and to access the Request for Proficiency (X) Credit form.