Administrative Assistant, AAS

 

This degree program prepares students for administrative professional positions in business offices. Emphasis is on the development of communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills; and the use of current web tools and software application programs. Additional studies in records management, human resources, accounting, social media marketing, and general education are included as well as a capstone course and office internship. The program provides training for students in entry-level positions as well as for those who are upgrading existing skills.

(Major Code 2680; State CIP Code 52.0401)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Prerequisite for Required Courses

Note: Prior to beginning the program, the student must take the following prerequisite, or have taken the equivalent transfer course, or have passed the waiver test (if applicable), or have obtained a waiver from the department.

BOT 101Keyboarding0-1
Total Hours0-1

First Semester (Medical Option)

BOT 103Business English and Proofreading3
BOT 105Business Document Preparation and Management*3
BOT 130Business Office Procedures3
CPCA 128PC Applications: MS Office3
HC 130Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions3
Total Hours15

First Semester (Legal Option)

BOT 103Business English and Proofreading3
BOT 105Business Document Preparation and Management*3
BOT 130Business Office Procedures3
CPCA 128PC Applications: MS Office3
LAW 121Introduction to Law3
Total Hours15

First Semester (Administrative Option)

BOT 103Business English and Proofreading3
BOT 105Business Document Preparation and Management*3
BOT 130Business Office Procedures3
BUS 121Introduction to Business3
CPCA 128PC Applications: MS Office3
Total Hours15

Second Semester  (Medical Option)

BOT 141Electronic Health Records Applications3
BOT 170Introduction to Medical Coding and Billing*3
BOT 205Workplace Professionalism1
CPCA 118Groupware: Outlook*1
CPCA 121Introduction to Project Management*1
CPCA 228PC Applications II: MS Office*3
MIRM 142Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare3
Total Hours15

Second Semester (Legal Option)

BOT 160Legal Document Preparation and Terminology*3
BOT 205Workplace Professionalism1
CPCA 118Groupware: Outlook*1
CPCA 121Introduction to Project Management*1
CPCA 228PC Applications II: MS Office*3
HC 130Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions3
LAW 201Advanced Legal Technology*3
Total Hours15

Second Semester (Administrative Option)

BOT 205Workplace Professionalism1
BOT 260Desktop Publishing for the Office*3
BUS 140Principles of Supervision3
or BUS 141 Principles of Management
BUS 225Human Relations3
CPCA 118Groupware: Outlook*1
CPCA 121Introduction to Project Management*1
CPCA 228PC Applications II: MS Office*3
Total Hours15

Third Semester

ENGL 121Composition I*3
BOT 150Records Management*3
MKT 146Introduction to Social Media Marketing3
MATH 120Business Mathematics* (or higher)3
Humanities Elective ^3
Total Hours15

Fourth Semester

ACCT 111Small Business Accounting3
or ACCT 121 Accounting I
BOT 265Business Office Simulation*3
BOT 275Office Internship*1
BUS 243Human Resource Management3
BUS 150Business Communications*3
Social Science and/or Economics Elective ^3
Total Hours16

Total Program Hours: 61-62