OFFICE ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM  

 Want to Waive or Challenge a Course?

 

Do you need the credits towards a degree?
    If you answered yes, you need to challenge the course
    If you answered no, you can waive the course
    Challenging a course costs the tuition of the course, even if receiving financial assistance
    Waiving a course is free
    The grade you receive when you challenge a course becomes permanent on your transcripts

Challenge a Course:
    You need to complete the steps below at least two weeks before the end of the semester.
    Step 1. Pickup the Course Challenge Form in the Business Division Office (2200 building)
    Step 2. Fill out the form, turn into the instructor (Instructor signs the form, then the Dean signs)
    Step 3. Go to admissions and pay for the units of the course
    Step 4. Set a date to take the test. Depending on the course the test can take from 1 to 4 hours
    Step 5. Take the test (The grade you receive on the test is permanent on your transcripts!)

Waive a Course:
    You need to complete the steps below at least two weeks before the end of the semester.
    Step 1. Pickup the Course Waiver Form in the Business Division Office (2200 building)
    Step 2. Fill out the form, turn into the instructor (Instructor signs the form, then the Dean signs)
    Step 3. Set a date to take the test. Depending on the course the test can take from 1 to 4 hours
    Step 4. Take the test, if you pass you receive a waiver, no grade goes on your permanent record
                        Save the course waiver form showing you passed the course

Frequently Asked About Courses:

BUAD 166 Business English: Can be waived if you passed English 1A with an A or B grade.
BUAD 166 Business English: Can be waived if you passed the Shasta College English Placement Test at Level 6.

BUAD 66 Business Communications: Will not be waived if you have passed English 1A. They are different courses and the business course teaches the students the business side of communication which is extremely different from English 1A reports. Business Communications incorporates Employer/Employee interactions, Marketing, Good/Bad/Neutral News letters, Resumes, Cover Letters, Memos, Reports, General Business Letters, and E-mails using writing with a business perspective and appropriate business technology.

OAS 51 Intro to Keyboarding and Word: Will not be waived if you can type fast. The Intro to Keyboarding and Word course at Shasta College covers Keyboarding for the first 3 weeks of class and then switches to Microsoft Word 2010 creating documents, see below for a brief description of the skills learned throughout the course.

Challenging or Waiving OAS 51 Intro to Keyboarding and Word:
You need to be able to type 25 wpm for 3-minutes with less than 6 errors without looking at your fingers. You need to be able to use Microsoft Word 2010 to format a Business Letter, Business Letter in Modified Block Style, Business Report, Academic Report (MLA and APA style with references/footnotes/citations), Lists, Envelopes/Labels, Memos, Open/Boxed/Ruled Tables with merged cells, and use the Tabs and Ribbon on the Microsoft Word 2010 screen. You need to pass a 50 question test that asks proofreading questions, error identification, functions of the keys on the keyboard, how to count errors when typing, and appropriate spacing.

OAS 166 Records Management: Can be waived or challenged. This is a tricky one. Some students have used the skills learned in this course during their regular work and do quite well on the test. Other students think their job uses or used the skills learned in the course and they do poorly on the test. This is not an easy course to waive or challenge if you lack prior knowledge of record keeping skills.