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Administrative Office Professional - AAS

Major: 3238
Effective Term: 2014 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-63
Description:

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administrative 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. The program includes a work experience course related to student's specialization area. Students may choose from the following specialized areas: General, Medical Office, Legal Office, Customer Service, or Web Development/Social Media.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
Credits:29
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications 3
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet 3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS118DBDesktop Presentation: Powerpoint 3
CIS121AEWindows Operating System: Level I 1
CIS113DEMicrosoft Word: Word Processing 3
GBS151Introduction to Business 3
GBS233Business Communication 3
OAS101Computer Typing I: Keyboarding and Formatting 3
OAS102Computer Typing II: Document production 3
OAS107Professional Telephone Techniques 1
Restricted Electives
Credits:10
Students must choose one of the following specialization areas and successfully complete all courses listed in that area.
 
General Specialization Credits: 10
ACC115Computerized Accounting 2
MGT109Development of Professional Skills and Standards 3
MGT126Customer Service Skills and Strategies 3
SBS211Small Business Computer Applications 1
 
OAS285AAOffice Automation Support Internship (1) OR
OAS298AASpecial Projects (1) 1
 
Medical Office Specialization Credits: 10
OAS181Medical Office: Vocabulary 3
HCC130Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery 3
MGT126Customer Service Skills and Strategies 3
 
OAS285AAOffice Automation Support Internship (1) OR
OAS298AASpecial Projects (1) 1
 
Legal Office Specialization Credits: 10
OAS218Law Office Procedures 3
OAS220Professional Legal Secretary 4
OAS225Legal Document Preparation 2
 
OAS226AALegal Secretarial Internship (1) OR
OAS298AASpecial Projects (1) 1
 
Customer Service Specialization Credits: 10
MGT109Development of Professional Skills and Standards 3
MGT126Customer Service Skills and Strategies 3
MGT229Management and Leadership I 3
 
OAS285AAOffice Automation Support Internship (1) OR
OAS298AASpecial Projects (1) 1
 
Web Development/Social Media Specialization Credits: 10
CIS103Introduction to Social Media 3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I 3
MKT110Marketing and Social Networking 3
 
OAS285AAOffice Automation Support Internship (1) OR
OAS298AASpecial Projects (1) 1
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 21-24
 
General Education CoreCredits 12-14
 
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 0-3
CRE101Critical and Evaluative Reading I (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment. 0-3
 
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.
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area. PSY101 is recommended.
 
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.

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. Analyze common database management problems. (CIS117DM)
  4. Identify and apply the techniques of effective oral and written communications (essentials of good grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure, and correct English) in a business setting. (GBS233)
  5. Demonstrate mastery of the keyboard, including the formatting of memos, letters, tables, reports and manuscripts. (OAS101)
  6. Load word processing software into business/personal microcomputers to create and name files; enter and edit text; and format and print text. (CIS113DE)
  7. Use PowerPoint software to produce professional-quality presentation visuals. (CIS118DB)
  8. Analyze and apply word processing program features to create, edit, manipulate, format, print, and store common business documents. (BPC110)
  9. Properly format memos, letters, tables, reports and manuscripts, while improving in speed and accuracy. (OAS102)
  10. Use professional telephone technique. (OAS107)
  11. Identify the function of management; analyze the aspect of human relations in business; identify the major labor organizations and summarize the historical development and current trends of labor organizations. (GBS151)

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