Computer Technology

Administrative Professional

Administrative Specialist
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2018 Spring
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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administrative Specialist 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: Accounting, Medical Office, Web Development/Social Media, or Project and Event Planning.

Program notes

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

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BPC110Computer Usage and Applications 3
CIS102Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for IT Professionals 1
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
Students must choose one of the following specialization areas and successfully complete all courses listed in that area.
Accounting Specialization: 9 credits
ACC111Accounting Principles I 3
ACC112Accounting Principles II 3
ACC115Computerized Accounting 2
Any ACC, CIS, SBS or BPC course not listed under Required Courses 1
Medical Office Specialization: 9 credits
HCC145Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 3
HCC130Fundamentals of Health Care Delivery 3
HTM150Introduction to Healthcare IT and Systems 3
Web Development/Social Media Specialization: 9 credits
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I 3
MKT110Marketing and Social Networking 3
MKT263Advertising Principals 3
Project and Event Planning Specialization: 9 credits
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
MGT109Development of Professional Skills and Standards 3
HRM145Events Management 3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 21-27
General Education CoreCredits 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area.
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment. 0-3
MathematicsCredits 3-5
Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area.
General Education DistributionCredits 9-10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 2-3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Science area. PSY101 is recommended.
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
  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)
  12. Discuss the role of the information technology professional and how to establish professional relationships. (CIS102)
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