Courses

M-ST 103 Intermediate Keyboarding (3) A review of the fundamentals of keyboarding skills. Development of continuity and building speed with control is stressed in combination with application of basic skills to letters, memos, reports, and tables. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding proficiency--one semester of keyboarding.

M-ST 104 Advanced Keyboarding (3) Skill development continued at a high level. Advanced work in business letters, business documents and other communications. Emphasis is on skill building and production keyboarding. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding proficiency--two semesters of keyboarding.

M-ST 106 Business Communication (3) Teaches the principles and procedures of effective business communication to help students develop communication skills for office correspondence and presentation. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding proficiency--one semester of keyboarding.

M-ST 200 Office Administration Internship (3) Practical experience in office skills with a minimum of six hours of work each week (90 hours total) is required in an approved work assignment. The student may have to work seven hours during some weeks to complete the 90 hours.

M-ST 201 Office Procedures (3) Designed to help the student develop traits, qualities, and skills necessary for an administrative assistant. It includes discussions in such areas as the role an administrative assistant, interpersonal relations, electronic office, communication in the office, administrative support responsibilities, and records management.  Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding proficiency--one semester of keyboarding.

M-ST 203 Computer Applications (3) Provides an overview of computer applications including a brief introduction to computer concepts and Microsoft Windows. Provides training in current Microsoft Office software, which includes Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and integration of these applications. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding proficiency--one semester of keyboarding.

M-ST 204 Advanced Computer Applications (3) Provides advanced training in the use current Microsoft Office software, which includes Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and integration of these applications. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding proficiency--one semester of keyboarding and familiarity with the fundamentals of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

M-ST 205 Accounting I (3) Provides an introduction to a double-entry system of accounting. Study includes double-entry process of recording business transactions, journalizing and posting, special journals and subsidiary ledgers. Practical experience in record keeping will be given through completion of an accounting packet.

M-ST 206 Accounting II (3) A continuation of the basic accounting principles applied to receivables, long-term assets, payroll, and current liabilities. Students will learn accounting terminology and procedures dealing specifically with accounting for a medium-scale wholesale-retail business. Practical experience in record keeping will be given through completion of an accounting packet.

M-ST 210 Machine Transcription (2) Teaches the skills of machine transcription as it reinforces language arts skills. It also features proofreading exercises and rough translated documents that are created by use of voice recognition dictation software. Students learn simple-to-complex dictation from a variety of voices. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding proficiency--one semester of keyboarding.

Faculty

Sally L. McFarling, M.A.
Chair, Office Administration Training Department

964.0601 ext. 212

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Mrs. McFarling came to Faith in 1984, having taught in both public and Christian high schools. She is a credentialed and experienced teacher of office skills who emphasizes the ministry aspect of the administrative assistant. She keeps current with the latest office software, which means students in this program graduate with highly marketable skills. Mrs. McFarling lives in Ankeny and is an active member of Community Baptist Church.

Education
• B.S., Northeast Missouri State University
• M.A., Northeast Missouri State University

Teaching Experience
• Instructor, Hedrick High School, Hedrick, Iowa
• Instructor, Cardinal High School, Eldon, Iowa
• Instructor, Grandview Park Baptist School, Des Moines, Iowa
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Accounting I and II
Office Administration Internship
Office Administration Seminar
Advanced Computer Applications
Advanced Keyboarding
Business Communications
Computer Applications
Intermediate Keyboarding
Machine Transcription
Office Procedures

Contact
Contact Mrs. McFarling for more information about Faith's Office Administration program.

Overview

Are you interested in becoming a first-rate administrative assistant and at the same time learning important truths from God's Word? Then Faith is the place for you! Our Office Administration program at Faith is unique because it offers excellent office training and integrates sound Biblical principles as well. The Office Administration program is designed to prepare you to successfully serve in administrative assistant or office management positions in a variety of Christian organizations or businesses. The program provides relevant courses in general studies and essential basic courses in Bible and theology. After completing the Office Administration program, you will have an excellent working knowledge of the essential skills utilized in today's business world. In addition to the two-year program, we offer two four-year programs with minors in Women's Ministry or Biblical Counseling.

Ministry Opportunities

Faith's Office Administration program gives you an accredited degree with highly marketable skills. You will be equipped to work as an administrative assistant or office manager in a church, a Christian organization, or a business. You will learn on the most recent software so you will be able to step into any office setting. Your Bible and ministry skills will enable you to serve in your church as well.

Programs

Churches, Christian organizations, and businesses need capable and qualified administrative assistants. The Office Administration program at Faith gives you a thorough Bible education and up-to-date office training to prepare you to serve with excellence in an office environment.

Faith offers two options in the Office Administration program.
• A two-year program leading to an Associate of Arts degree
• A four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in either Biblical Counseling or Women's Ministry

Two-Year Program
This popular two-year program, leading to an Associate of Arts degree, includes 29 hours of office courses and 15 hours of Bible and theology. This combination enables you to work with confidence in any office setting and to serve in your local church. This degree gives you practical tools for life and ministry as well as highly marketable office skills for the work place. This program includes an internship to give you real-time experience.

Core Courses in the Two-Year Program

• Intermediate Keyboarding
• Advanced Keyboarding
• Business Communication
• Office Procedures

• Office Administration Internship

• Computer Applications
• Advanced Computer Applications
• Accounting I and II
• Machine Transcription

Four-Year Program
This program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in either Biblical Counseling or Women's Ministry. All the credits earned in the two-year program can be applied to the four-year program. This program also involves an internship.

Core Courses in the Four-Year Program

• Intermediate Keyboarding
• Advanced Keyboarding
• Business Communication
• Office Procedures
• Computer Applications

• Advanced Computer Applications
• Accounting I and II
• Machine Transcription
• Office Administration Internship

Biblical Counseling Minor
Counseling people from a Biblical perspective is a major need in churches today. This minor will gives you both marketable office skills and expertise in counseling so you can help people find answers to the problems of life. Because of the increased number of classes in Bible and theology and 15 hours of Biblical counseling courses, this degree better equips you for successful Christian ministry.

Specialized Courses in the Biblical Counseling Minor

• Foundations of Biblical Counseling
• Methods of Biblical Counseling
• Counseling Children

• Crisis Counseling
• Counseling Adolescents
• Biblical Counseling Practicum

Women's Ministry
Churches need trained leaders for women's ministry. Serving as an administrative assistant at a church gives you increased opportunities to work with women. This minor not only lays the foundation for an effective women's program but also gives you practical tools for planning women's outreach events, leading women's Bible studies, and mentoring other women. This combination gives you marketable job skills and useful ministry capabilities.

Specialized Courses in the Women's Ministry Minor

• Women's Ministry Foundations
• Women's Ministry Programming
• Mentoring Women
• Devotional Preparation for Women



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