Academic Catalog

Business & Professional Studies

Administrative Assistant Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

This degree program prepares students for employment in today’s business offices which are technology intensive. The curriculum is also appropriate for those wishing to update current skills. Emphasis is on the computerized office and development into supervisory positions.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the basic language and concepts within the field of business office technology.
  • Use computer input devices (e.g., keyboard and mouse) to properly and efficiently create and edit documents in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and electronic communications such as email.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

BOT-100Basic Keyboarding1
Keyboarding/Document Processing I
and Keyboarding/Document Processing II
BOT-104Filing and Records Management1
BOT-106Effective Job Search1
BOT-107Office Systems and Procedures2
BOT-118Integrated Office Projects1
BUS-128Business Communication3
Select one of the following options:1-3
Option A:
Essential Word
Option B:
Comprehensive Word, Level I
Comprehensive Word, Level II
Comprehensive Word, Level III
Select one of the following options:1-3
Option A:
Essential Excel
Option B:
Comprehensive Excel, Level I
Comprehensive Excel, Level II
Comprehensive Excel, Level III
Select one of the following options:1-3
Option A:
Essential Access
Option B:
Comprehensive Access, Level I
Comprehensive Access, Level II
Comprehensive Access, Level III
Select one of the following options:1-2
Option A:
Essential Powerpoint
Option B:
Comprehensive PowerPoint, Level I
Comprehensive PowerPoint, Level II
Select one to three units of the following:1-3
Office Work Experience
Office Work Experience
Office Work Experience
Select at least five units from the following:5-5.5
Building Keyboarding Skill I
Building Keyboarding Skill II
Building Keyboarding Skill III
Google Applications for Business
Adobe Acrobat for the Workplace
Using Microsoft Publisher
Using Microsoft Outlook
Elementary Accounting
Financial Accounting
Total Units22-31.5

Plus General Education Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Administrative Assistant. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.