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Administrative Assistant AAS and Administrative Support Diploma

Career Description
Administrative assistants perform a variety of administrative tasks in support of managers and others in an organization including duties once reserved solely for managers.  Successful administrative assistants must be highly organized and possess excellent computer, writing and communication skills.  Knowledge of a variety of office equipment and 21st century office procedures is vital.  Administrative assistants may perform research, create spreadsheets, compose correspondence, manage databases, generate reports, and create presentations.  Various positions may also require handling travel arrangements, maintaining inventories and planning and scheduling meetings and appointments.  Administrative assistants will also manage electronic and paper communications and files.

Program Information
The Administrative Assistant Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) Degree program prepares graduates by introducing them to a wide variety of subjects that will prepare them to manage and organize themselves and their workplace environment. In addition this program prepares the student to acquire comprehensive skills and assume responsibilities in the workplace. Students will have advanced training with computer technology that will prepare the student for the constantly changing and increasingly automated business environment.  The A.A.S. degree combines expert technical and business instruction with a well-balanced academic background. The program will prepare the student in skill sets such as computer applications, communication, teamwork and collaboration, customer focus, problem-solving and critical thinking, professionalism, productivity, ethics, and leadership along with business qualities.  Students are also prepared to train and supervise lower-level support staff. The 33-credit Administrative Support diploma prepares students for support staff positions position such as a receptionist or other office or clerical jobs. 

Program Outcomes
Graduates will be able to:
* Read, understand, and prepare standard types of business documents
* Possess appropriate technological skills including: operating systems, word processing (including keyboarding), spreadsheets, database management and the Internet as a research tool
*  Use appropriate office procedures as related to records information management, telephone communications, and mail management
*  Produce accurate business documents and reports using computer technology and applying appropriate editing and language skills
*  Understand and perform office accounting and recordkeeping functions as related to a service business, including computerized applications

Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in a business environment in order to complete individual and team projectsCertification
This program would help prepare students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certificates Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Access.  Other certifications and memberships are available, including those through the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

Admissions
The program is offered on the Brainerd Campus, but a portion of the courses can be completed online. 

Employment Opportunities
Administrative Assistants are employed in organizations of every type, but most are employed in service providing industries ranging from education and health care to government and retail trade.  Others may work in firms engaged in manufacturing or construction. 

Career Titles
Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, Office Assistant, Secretary, Administrative Clerk, Receptionists, Human Resource Assistants. 

 

Accounting

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT DIPLOMA CURRICULUM
Gainful Employment

Fall Semester
BUSN 1102  Accounting for Non-accountants (3cr)
BUSN 1131  Business Math (3cr)
COMP 1109  Introduction to Operating Systems (3cr)
COMP 1131  Microsoft Word Comprehensive (4cr)
COMP 1135  Microsoft Excel Comprehensive (4cr)
Fall Semester Total 17 Credits

Spring Semester
ADMN 1120* Administrative Support Applications (3cr)
ADMN 1125* Business English Skills (3cr)
BUSN 1166  Business Communications (3cr)
COMP 1134  Microsoft Outlook Comprehensive (1cr)
MKTG 1162  Customer Relations (3cr)
SECM 1302  Championship Typing (3cr)
Spring Semester Total 16 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 33 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisite


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AAS CURRICLUM
First Year - Fall Semester
BUSN 1131 Business Math (3cr)
COMP 1109 Introduction to Operating Systems (3cr)
COMP 1131 Microsoft Word Comprehensive (4cr)
COMP 1135 Microsoft Excel Comprehensive (4cr)
Fall Semester Total 14 Credits

Spring Semester
ADMN 1120* Administrative Support Applications (3cr)
ADMN 1125* Business English Skills (3cr)
BUSN 1166 Business Communications (3cr)
COMP 1133 Microsoft PowerPoint Comprehensive (3cr)
COMP 1134 Microsoft Outlook Comprehensive (1cr)
SECM 1302 Championship Typing (3cr)
Spring Semester Total 16 Credits

Second Year - Fall Semester
BUSN 1102 Accounting for Non-accountants (3cr)
MGMT 1110 Frontline Leadership (3cr)
General Education (9cr)
Fall Semester Total 15 Credits

Spring Semester
ADMN 2110* Administrative Assistant Capstone
/OR
ADMN 2150* Internship (3cr)
MGMT 1114 Human Resource Management (3cr)
MKTG 1162 Customer Relations (3cr)
General Education (6cr)
Spring Semester Total 15 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 60 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisite

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