Associate in Applied Science Code 5068
This degree is offered only at the Quad-Cities Campus.
Administrative Assisting students acquire proficiency in working with current MS Windows software applications, computerized keyboarding, machine transcription, business correspondence, desktop publishing, records management, data entry, business math and accounting, time and project management, electronic office procedures, editing and proofreading, and office management.
Because these graduates develop strong organizational skills and human relations skills, work opportunities exist for these professional specialists in a variety of offices: education, insurance, manufacturing, banks, government, engineering, and medical. Students are given the opportunity to develop team building and collaborative work techniques through many group project assignments. Students completing this two-year degree complete a one-semester internship. This provides them with work experience in the community.
Students are also invited to network with the members of the International Association of Administrative Professionals by attending or joining a student association sponsored by the local chapter of this organization. With these opportunities in place, graduates are successful in finding employment with this degree.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
BE 100 — Work Environment Orientation (2)
BE 106 — Records Management - fall only (3)
BE 110 — Data Entry - fall only (2)
BE 112 — Document Editing/Proofreading - fall only (3)
BE 145 A,B,C — Information Processing I, II, III or (3)
BE 145 — Information Processing
BE 160 — Machine Transcription - fall only (3)
BA 160 — Business Math I (3)
BE 122 — Administrative Support Systems - spring only (3)
BE 142 — Computerized Keyboarding II - spring only (3)
BE 146 — Excel for Business - spring only (3)
BE 163 — Presentation Graphics (Power Point) (1)
COMM 105 — Essentials of English (3)
BE 101 — Office Accounting - fall only (3)
BE 170 — Beginning Web Page Development - fall only (3)
1BE 180 — Business Communications (4)
BE 248 — Desktop Publishing - fall only or (3)
BE 248 A,B,C — Desktop Publishing I, II, III - fall only
BE 264 — Introduction to Data Base Management (3)
BE 243 — Computerized Keyboarding III - spring only (3)
BE 247 — Advanced Information Processing - spring only (3)
BE 260 — Office Management - spring only (3)
BE 261 — Seminar (1)
BE 265 — Internship (3)
SPEC 114 — Interpersonal Communications or (3)
SPEC 175 — Intercultural Communications
Minimum total hours required for degree (64)
1Students should look at Assessment and Orientation.