2018-2019 Catalog

Administrative Assistant Associate of Applied Science

91-92 credits

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science Administrative Assistant prepares students for employment in advanced office positions as well as entry-level business positions. Students will explore employment possibilities, job requirements and earning potential in the business and office fields both locally and nationally. The curriculum provides knowledge and skills in computer applications widely used in today’s organizations including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. The curriculum also focuses on accounting fundamentals using both manual and computerized systems, business math and electronic calculator skills, management and supervisory concepts, business correspondence, presentations, customer service, personal finance, marketing and advanced office skills. Students are required to complete a practicum involving 50 hours of office experience in a local organization. This experience provides real world examples of what skills are expected in business or office positions.

Career Information

Graduates of the Administrative Assistant AAS degree will be prepared for employment in advanced office positions including Administrative Assistants, Office Managers or Executive Secretaries as well as entry-level business positions such as Accounting Technicians, Computer Applications Specialists or General Supervisors. These positions are expected to increase in demand both in Montana and nationally.

According to the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, the need for Office and Administrative Support Occupations is expected to increase 20% in the next eight years. The current average salary in Montana is $32,080.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Set up and maintain an accounting system for a business.
  • Demonstrate skills in researching, writing, and delivering a business presentation.
  • Supervise employees in a business environment.
  • Create and format business documents.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in advanced computer applications.
  • Solve business math computations on an electronic calculator.
  • Explore community service needs and citizenship issues as they relate to local organizations.

Curriculum

Fall First Year

CAPP100Computer Literacy

1

IDST101SKC Seminar

3

NASD101History of Indians in the United States

3

OFED106Keyboard Skill Building

1

OFED114Business Grammar & Usage

1

OFED121Human Relations

3

OFED213Records Management/Filing

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Winter First Year

CAPP140Word Processing

3

CAPP162Data Management Systems

3

OFED113Calculator Lab

1

ENGL101English Composition I

3

MATH 103Contemporary Math

5

OR

OFED111Business Math

4

Total Credit Hours:14-15

Spring First Year

CAPP161Electronic Spreadsheets

3

CAPP170Electronic Presentations

2

GNSD125Job Seeking Skills

3

OFED260Office Procedures

3

OFED290Office Practicum

2

ELECTIVEOpen 3 cr

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fall Second Year

BUMG100Introduction to Business

3

BUMG201Principles of Accounting I

3

BUMG206Principles of Accounting Laboratory

1

ENGL202English Composition II

3

OFED215Business Writing

3

OFED239Business Presentations

2

Total Credit Hours:15

Winter Second Year

BUMG150Principles of Marketing

3

BUMG202Principles of Accounting II

3

BUMG207Principles of Accounting II Laboratory

1

BUMG220Management and Supervision

3

SPCH100Basic Communications

3

ELECTIVENative American Studies General Education Open

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Second Year

BUMG160Personal Finance

3

BUMG203Principles of Accounting III

3

BUMG208Principles of Accounting III Laboratory

1

BUMG240Computerized Accounting

3

OFED271Office Capstone

2

ELECTIVEHumanities Intro General Education from List

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 91-92

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