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Administrative Professional

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in the Administrative Professional degree is designed to provide training for various office positions. The curriculum incorporates people and technological skills essential for job success. Includes instruction in business communications, office procedures, public relations, accounting, records management, and report preparation. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Administrative Professional is also available.


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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Associate Degree
Administrative Professional (DEG)
Total Credits Required
Effective term
Fall 2020

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.

This program replaces:
AAS/3237 Administrative Technology
AAS/3238 Administrative Specialist

What You'll Learn
  • Apply effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills. (GBS120, FYC, [COM])
  • Apply current technology to specific business tasks. (BPC110, CIS105, CIS113DE, CIS114DE, BPC101AA, BPC/OAS111AA, CIS133AA, CIS121AI, CIS121AE, CIS122AE, MKT110, CIS103, CIS214DE, CIS133DA, CIS117DM, ACC115)
  • Create advanced business documents, reports, spreadsheets, and presentations. (ACC115, BPC101AA, BPC110, CIS105, CIS113DE, CIS114DE, CIS117DM, CIS214DE)
  • Demonstrate critical thinking through written and oral formats. (CIS214DE, GBS120, GBS151, GBS205, MGT251, FYC, [SG/SQ], (CRE))
  • Apply functions of modern business, including business principles and marketing to business situations. (GBS151, MKT271, MKT110)
  • Use the Internet as a communication tool and information resource. (BPC101AA, BPC110, CIS103, CIS105, CIS133AA, CIS133DA, GBS120, GBS205, MKT110)
  • Analyze legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies. (GBS151, GBS205, MKT110, SBU200)
  • Apply mathematics to common business calculations. (ACC+++, ACC115, BPC110, CIS105, CIS114DE, CIS214DE, GBS131, [MA])
  • Apply effective interpersonal and customer service skills in the workplace. (GBS120, MGT126, MGT251)
  • Apply professional behavior and ethics. (CIS105, GBS151, GBS205, MGT126, MGT251 SBU200, [HU])
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
ACC115Computerized Accounting3
CIS113DEMicrosoft Word: Word Processing3
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
GBS120Workplace Communication Skills3
GBS131Business Calculations3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
Select three (3) of the following courses:
BPC101AAIntroduction to Computers I1
BPC/OAS111AAComputer Keyboarding I1
CIS121AEWindows Operating System: Level I1
CIS121AIMac Operating System1
CIS122AEWindows Operating System: Level II1
CIS133AAInternet/Web Development Level I-A1
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select fifteen (15) credits from the following courses, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area, in consultation with a program advisor:
ACC+++ Any ACC Accounting prefixed course (except ACC115)3
MGT251Human Relations in Business3
MGT126Customer Service Skills and Strategies3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development: Level I3
CIS214DEAdvanced Excel Spreadsheet: Level II3
CIS103Introduction to Social Media3
MKT110Marketing and Social Networking3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-28
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
Any approved general education course from the Critical Reading area OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
SBU200Society and Business3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.

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