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Administrative Office Professional - AAS

Major: 3238
Effective Term: 2012 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-63

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administrative Office Professional program, a two-year career program, is designed for students seeking to gain skills and knowledge in the administrative assistant and executive secretarial fields. Students who have completed courses in the skill areas prior to enrollment in the program may begin at a more advanced level and may substitute credit hours from restricted electives after consulting with an advisor. Students currently employed should consult with an advisor about the advantages of Cooperative Education work programs.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the Required Courses area.

++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
CIS118DBDesktop Presentation: Powerpoint3
CIS121AEWindows Operating System: Level I1
CIS113DEMicrosoft Word: Word Processing3
GBS233Business Communication3
OAS101Computer Typing I: Keyboarding and Formatting3
OAS102Computer Typing II: Document Production3
OAS108Business English3
OAS125Introduction to the Professional Office3
Restricted Electives
ACC107Bookkeeping Theory and Practice (4) OR
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3)3-4
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
BPC125Microcomputer Set Up and Maintenance1
CIS133AAInternet/Web Development Level I-A (1) AND
CIS133BAInternet/Web Development Level I-B (1) AND
CIS133CAInternet/Web Development Level I-C (1)
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I (3)3
CIS109AMNetworking Technology I (2) OR
CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks (3)2-3
CIS213DEAdvanced Microsoft Word: Word Processing3
CIS214DEAdvanced Excel Spreadsheet: Level II3
CIS217AMAdvanced Microsoft Access: Database Management3
CIS233++Internet/Web Development (any module) (1) OR
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II (3)
CIS233DCInternet Web Development: Dreamweaver (3)1-3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
IBS101Introduction to International Business3
MGT175Business Organization and Management3
MGT251Human Relations in Business3
OAS11810-key By Touch1
OAS296++Cooperative Education (any suffixed course)(1-3) OR
CWE198++Career/Work Experience (any suffixed course) (1-3)1-3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 24-27
General Education CoreCredits 15-17
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area 6
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area 3
Critical ReadingCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Critical Reading area 3
MathematicsCredits 3-5
Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area 3-5
General Education DistributionCredits 9-10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 2-3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area 2-3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
PSY101is recommended.3
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area 4

Program Competencies

  1. Use basic commands and functions of Windows software to control, operate and manage files. (CIS121AE)
  2. Use spreadsheet skills for calculating, forecasting and solving projection problems. (CIS114DE)
  3. Review common database management problems. (CIS117DM)
  4. Identify and apply the techniques of effective oral and written communications in a business setting. (GBS233)
  5. Demonstrate mastery of the keyboard, including the formatting of memos, letters, tables, reports and manuscripts. (OAS101)
  6. Properly arrange memos, letters, tables, reports and manuscripts, while showing improvement in speed/accuracy. (OAS102)
  7. Identify and use the essentials of good grammar, to include word choice, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure, and correct English. (OAS108)
  8. Identify the role, duties and responsibilities of the Office Professional. (OAS125)
  9. Load word processing software into business/personal microcomputers to create and name files; enter and edit text; and format and print text. (CIS113DE)
  10. Use PowerPoint software to produce professional-quality presentation visuals. (CIS118DB)

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