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Major Roadmaps

Simplifying the path


Office administration


This Roadmap is provided as a SAMPLE GUIDE showing what a full-time student's schedule MAY look like. There is no guarantee that all classes will be offered each semester or that classes will have space available. You must meet all prerequisite requirements prior to registering for a class.



Please check the LMC Catalogand consult with an LMC Counselor. Visit the Business Program Website
for more information. The Business Department also offers degrees in Small Business Operations and Accounting.


Degrees and Certificates:

Note: We recommend that students have assessed into MATH-012 and ENGL-090 or higher or completed the class before taking many Business classes. Students should be able to type at least 25wpm and know Microsoft Office. If needed, students can take BUS-051 (Keyboarding) BUS-035 (Microsoft Office). Please see catalog for advisories for each class.


Fall   Spring    
  3 unitsBUS-018     3 unitsBUS-059    
  3 unitsBUS-047     3 unitsBUS-065    
  3 unitsBUS-058     1.5 unitsTake Remaining 3: BUS-091, 092, 093, 095 or 096    
  1 unitTake 2: BUS-091, 092, 093, 095 or 096     6.5 unitsSpecialization Electives (AS only)*    
  6 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)     6 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)    


Fall year 2



Fall year 2

  14 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)     13 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)    

Certificate of Achievement
24 units


AS in Office Administration 60 Units



* Select a minimum of 6.5 units in one of these areas (for the AS Degree):

Bookkeeping/Accounting Clerk

Administrative Assistant

Office Management


Legal Secretary
Click here for list of Specialization Elective Courses



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Office administration Program

Careers in Office Administration

The Office Administration program is designed to provide instruction to those interested in professional office skills and technologies to meet the requirements of a constantly changing office environment. Emphasis is placed on state-of-the-art technology, software, office skill development, interpersonal relations, and career planning. This program prepares students to work in office settings in positions as administrative assistants, office assistants, secretaries, administrative clerks and typists, and receptionists.


Office Administration Salary Averages in California:

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants: $16.82-$38.90/hour

Legal Secretaries: $13.35-$37.01/hour

Receptionist and Information Clerks: $9.18-$20.29/hour

Medical Secretaries:$ 11.75-$26.07/hour

Information gathered from onetonline.org which is sponsored by the Department of Labor, 2014


Associate in Science for Transfer, Associate of Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer Degree is designed for students desiring advanced degrees in business administration. The LMC Business Administration courses meet lower division transfer requirements for business degrees such as accounting, marketing, management, international business, or finance. The curriculum includes the first and second year requirements for transfer to a four-year institution. A baccalaureate degree is the recommended preparation for those considering professional careers in business. To achieve the Associate in Science degree in Business Administration for Transfer from LMC, students must (1) complete the Business Administration major requirements (2) fulfill the CSU General Education requirements and/or IGETC requirements (3) complete 60 college transfer level units and (4) obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students are strongly advised to meet with a counselor to discuss transfer requirements and lower division major preparation that is needed for their intended school.


For the Associate of Science Degree in Office Administration, complete 24 units of coursework listed above as well as the LMC General Education requirements.   


For the Certificate of Achievement in Office Administration, complete 24 units of coursework listed above. Consult with a Los Medanos College counselor to develop your education plan.