The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Administrative Assistant is designed for persons interested in working in an office or administrative support position in the private or public sector. The program equips the student with a variety of skills used in large or small businesses through the study of keyboarding, formatting, communications, human relations, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other related courses.
Graduates may work with state, county, or other municipal agencies as well as private industry. Typical duties may include formatting documents, composing business correspondence, filing, and performing receptionist functions. With experience, graduates of the Office Technology & Administration program may advance to leadership positions within their organizations. Technical skills and the ability to adapt to new situations will be important to career advancement. See Business » Office Technology and Administration for more career and employment information.
At the completion of the Office Technology and Administration Program, the successful student will be able to:
- Apply critical thinking, professional practices, and efficient techniques to complete job tasks
- Communicate clearly and professionally with clients, supervisor, and coworkers
- Evaluate a workplace problem and apply appropriate strategies and valid reasoning to process quantitative and symbolic data
- Identify and adjust to workplace differences in order to operate collaboratively and effectively
- Recognize ethical dilemmas in the workplace and evaluate the consequences
In addition, students who complete the program will demonstrate the following skills standards:
- Demonstrate the ability to maintain proficiency with evolving technologies
An Associate in Applied Science Degree will be awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 90 credits in courses numbered 100 or above. All core and general education requirements must be completed. In addition, the courses from the chosen specialty area must be completed. Basic skills deficiencies must be completed prior to graduation.
Special Program Note: Students should take enough keyboarding classes (OFTEC 101, 102, 103 and 104) to achieve a minimum typing speed for their program – 40 words per minute. Students who can keyboard by touch may be eligible to bypass these classes and still receive credit through the college’s advanced standing process. See a faculty advisor to discuss this option.
Additional Program Information
Office Technology and Administration-Administrative Assistant
1st Quarter Fall
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, SOCIAL SCIENCE, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE
2nd Quarter Winter
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING
3rd Quarter Spring
4th Quarter Fall
5th Quarter Winter
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, AAS-SPEAKING-LISTENING, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION
6th Quarter Spring
Distribution: AAS, AAS-COMPUTATION
Effective Catalog Year 2017-2018, Revised March 21, 2017