Administrative Professional

Associate of Applied Science Degree

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in administrative assistant with a general concentration. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 64 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 44 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
 
OFFT 1050 Introduction to Windows Operating System
This course provides an overview of operating system functions that are necessary in a microcomputer working environment. This course includes user interface, file, disk and system management techniques, along with basic operating system terminology.
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OFFT 1110 Records and Information Management
Study of the systematic analysis and technological control of business records through the records life cycle of both physical and electronic business records. This course covers management considerations for records program development, records creation and form control retention and disposition scheduling and cost analysis of records maintenance. Basic knowledge of a database program and keyboarding skills are essential.
3
OFFT 1170 Business English
Business English is an intensive review of the principles and practical application of grammar, spelling, and punctuation, including the composing and analysis of sentences and paragraphs. The course will help students in their ability to produce correspondence in their program of study, improving a vital employable skill.
3
OFFT 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work-study program for in-depth instruction on the job. The college gives both related and vocational instruction before and-or during this period. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability. Permission of instructor, 2.0 GPA and sophomore standing required.
3
OFFT 1350 Administrative Professional Procedures
Discussion of responsibilities encountered by the administrative professional. Special emphasis on administrative professional duties, such as work organization, problem solving, communication, customer service, and execution of administrative professional responsibilities.
3
OFFT 1420 Intermediate Keyboarding
Stresses improvement of manipulative skill, keyboarding rate, and accuracy. Format and produce academic, business and personal documents using word processing software in mailable format. Emphasis on proofreading, editing, following instructions and keying documents from various copy. Integrates knowledge of the Internet and the computer. Includes timed computer keyboarding skills for creating and editing business documents and sending electronic attachments. Must be able to type thirty gross words a minute.
3
OFFT 1540 Microsoft PowerPoint
This course will give the student practical experience in operating the presentation graphics portion of the Microsoft Office suite.
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OFFT 1580 Microsoft Outlook
Outlook is a Microsoft mail application. You can use Outlook to send and receive email. You can also use Outlook as a personal organizer to schedule meetings, appointments, and tasks.
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OFFT 1880 Office Practicum
Designed to give students realistic practice in business documentation and transcription skills involving a wide variety of real-world business activities. This project-based class will integrate administrative functions that are expected of a professional administrative assistant.
3
OFFT 2090 Advanced Word Certification
Designed for a higher degree of competence in word processing using microcomputer technology. This course will prepare the student for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam in the Microsoft Word application using the most recent version. Upon completion of the course, the student will take the interactive exam. Certification will be awarded to the students when they pass this exam.
2
INFO 2100 Excel Spreadsheet Applications
This course begins with entry-level techniques and quickly progresses into more advanced functions. Advanced topics of integrating database files into spreadsheets, how to write macros, Visual Basic code and graphic fundamentals will be presented. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
3
INFO 2110 Access Database Applications
A hands-on introduction to microcomputer database applications. Topics include: database creation, maintenance, data rearrangement, search techniques, indexing, variables, arithmetic, data fields, reports, control breaks, labels, and multiple files. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
3
BSAD 2160 Customer Service and Business Etiquette
Emphasis on the importance of customer service in an overall business setting. Topics include recognizing the importance of customer service, identification of customer needs, handling of routine and difficult situations, and emphasis of long lasting customer relationships. Students will also develop knowledge and practical experience to exercise good manners, project a professional image, and confidently respond to most business situations.
3
OFFT 2500 Advanced Office Integration
This course will give the student an advanced hands-on experience in operating the word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics portions of Microsoft Office. This project-based class will integrate data using Microsoft Office applications, computer input technologies, and the Internet. Students will work both independently and in teams to initiate and complete Microsoft integrated projects.
3
BSAD 2540 Principles of Management
Introduction to management theory and practice for supervisors of employees or managers of organizations. Topics include the functions of planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and supervising along with new and rapidly developing areas of management.
3
OFFT 2600 Administrative Assistant Capstone
The administrative assistant capstone course is a comprehensive integration of various administrative competencies including management and business knowledge, computer techniques and communication skills. Permission of instructor, 2.0 GPA and sophomore standing required.
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Required Core Option Courses

Accounting 3 Credit Hours

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Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ACCT 1100 Survey of Accounting
Provides a solid overview of the basics of financial and managerial accounting with an emphasis on the relevance of accounting information. Focus of the course is on providing students with an understanding of the major financial statements, the information provided in the financial statements, and enhancing the student's decision making and problem solving abilities from a user perspective.
3
ACCT 1200 Principles of Accounting I
This course is designed to provide introductory knowledge of accounting principles, concepts, and practices. Included topics are the balance sheet, the income statement, the statement of owner's equity, the statement of cash flows, worksheets, journals, ledgers, accruals, adjusting and closing entries, internal controls, inventories, fixed and intangible assets, liabilities, equity, and financial statement analysis. This course provides a foundation for more advanced work in the fields of accounting and business.
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Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 1000 Human Relations and Ethics
Study of modern methods and procedures used in effective human relations and ethics including information on the following: definition and history of human relations, ethics, diversity, self-esteem, motivation, communication and personality styles, conflict management and resolution, and team building and rapport as well as self expression and effective listening skills.
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Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 2050 Business Communications
Development of both oral and written communicative skills. Students will be able to organize and present effective presentations gaining audience rapport and sending appropriate nonverbal messages as well as formulate effective letters, memos, and reports for business and industry.
3

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1100 Topics and Ideas in Mathematics
This course is designed to give the students a survey of mathematics topics including set theory, logic, voting methods, financial calculations and management graph theory, probability and statistics. Main emphasis will be the application of problem solving methods while studying topics.
3

Science or Technology 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
OFFT 1090 Microsoft Word I
Designed to give practical experience in operating word processing software. Emphasis on creating and editing documents using beginning to intermediate editing and formatting features. Basic computer and keyboarding skills are essential.
3

Social Science 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1040 Personal Finance
This course covers the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management including the practical applications of money management, budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investments, and retirement planning.
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Suggested Elective Courses

Electives 6 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ACCT 1210 Principles of Accounting II
This course is a continuation of ACCT 1200 Principles of Accounting I and includes accounting for businesses organized as corporations, cash flow statements, accounting for manufacturing businesses, preparing and using accounting data for management decision making, and analyzing and interpreting financial statements.
3
ACCT 2020 Accounting with QuickBooks
Accounting with QuickBooks is a comprehensive course in computerized accounting using QuickBooks software. Topics will cover service and merchandising businesses. Students will create a company, manage customers and vendors, record receivables and payables, sales and sales tax, purchases and inventory, reconcile bank and credit card accounts, process payroll, maintain asset, liability and equity accounts, close books and perform routine company maintenance. Must have working knowledge of MS Office.
3
BSAD 1200 Introduction to Electronic Commerce
An introduction to Electronic Commerce and the technology infrastructure needed to successfully operate a business online. The course explores electronic storefronts, auctions, virtual communities and web portals. The principles related to building a web presence, marketing and selling on the web, legal, ethical, and tax issues, security considerations, and payment systems will be covered. Current issues in e-commerce will be discussed.
3
BSAD 1600 Real Estate Principles and Practices
Introduction to real estate with reference to estates in land, acquisition of title, legal instruments used in real estate transactions, real estate markets, ownership, interests, contracts, closing transfers, financing brokerage, management, appraising, developing, and government influences in real estate.
3
BSAD 1620 Real Estate Finance
Study of the methods of financing various types of real estate, lending institutions involved in making mortgage loans, and the institutions that are the permanent investors in real estate loans. Examines source of funds and the factors affecting the supply of money available for mortgage loans.
3
BSAD 2130 Salesmanship
Deals with sales as a career and the application of professional selling techniques. Topics include the duties and responsibilities of a professional salesperson, the development, planning and implementation of a sales presentation, role-playing activities, and the various techniques and methods involved in making a sale.
3
BSAD 2520 Principles of Marketing
A study of the development of an effective marketing program including consumer behavior, product, pricing, distribution, and promotional strategies.
3
BSAD 2180 Advertising
Utilizes marketing concepts to recognize and develop an effective advertising campaign. Activities include creating simulated advertisements using various print and broadcast media.
3
BSAD 2240 Principles of Insurance
This course will examine the field of insurance, risk and risk management, and the basic provisions of various types of insurance-accident, casualty, health and life.
3
BSAD 2250 International Business
Designed to assist students in development of appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to live and work in a global marketplace.
3
BSAD 2550 Advanced Management
This course provides an application-based study of management theory and fundamentals related to first-line, supervisory positions and helps students to develop a framework for decision making, motivation, leadership, human resources management, and conflict resolution.
3
BSAD 2700 Business Law I
Practical course regardless of the subsequent occupation of the student, covering contracts, negotiable instruments, sales and mortgages of personal property.
3
BSAD 2010 Personal Insurance
Students in the personal insurance course will explore property and casualty insurance in three segments: automobile insurance, homeowner's and residential insurance, and personal-human loss prevention. Students will collaborate on group projects for a deeper understanding of personal insurance principles. Resources will be provided for additional independent study at the interest of the student.
3
BSAD 2020 Commercial Insurance
This course will explore the fundamentals of commercial insurance and its application. Students will gain knowledge of commercial coverage forms and endorsements. Topics covered are commercial property, business income, commercial crime, equipment breakdown, commercial general liability, commercial auto, business owners, farm, workers' compensation and employers' liability.
3
GCAD 1450 Graphic Arts I
A concentrated study of the design process using commercial computer applications to create graphic design images. The student will develop design principles and applications that provide a foundation for advanced graphic design course work.
3
HIMS 1000 Introduction to Health Information Management
This is an introductory course into the health information management profession. An overview of healthcare delivery systems and how the HIM profession relates to healthcare delivery will be explored. This course will also cover health information technology functions and various HIM personnel specializations.
2
HIMS 1010 Electronic Health Records
One of the most unifying practices of modern health care delivery is centered on the development of the electronic health record. This course builds, through practical experience, an understanding and a level of comfort with computerized health records that can be applied directly in the clinical setting. This course offers a broad foundation in legal policy perspectives, and strategies for mounting and managing organizational initiatives regarding the electronic health record.
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HIMS 1020 Health Care Delivery Systems
This course is an overview of the American health care system. It includes study of the evolution and current state of health care services and insurance, health professionals, health policy, and health services financing. HMOs, PPOs, and POS plans will be reviewed. Additionally, managed care objectives, functions and contracting will be discussed.
3
HLTH 1060 Comprehensive Medical Terminology
This course establishes a solid foundation of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, abbreviations, medical terms and symbols. It emphasizes understanding the medical vocabulary as it applies to the anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic procedures of the human body.
3
INFO 1740 Dreamweaver Flash and Fireworks
This course provides a comprehensive step-by-step guide for basic to intermediate skills in Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks. Concepts to be covered include: how to create a Dreamweaver Web site, add Flash which is a graphics program that allows the user to create or enhance graphics specifically for the Web. These skills will assist the user in creating dynamic Web sites.
3
INFO 1710 Web Page Development
The Web Page Development course is intended to show students what the basic HTML code is behind a web page and how to use HTML to construct a site. Topics covered include finding and using images, linking pages, making tables, frames, javascript, navigation, backgrounds, and design elements of a website.
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