Administrative Assisting (AAS)

Program Description

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, 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 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 by participating in student and professional organizations. With these opportunities in place, graduates are successful in finding employment with this degree.

Suggested Courses

Course (Credit Hours):

First Semester

BE 100          Work Environment Orientation (2)
BE 110          Data Entry Applications (1)
BE 141          Computerized Keyboarding I (3)
BUSN 116    Business Relations (3)
BUSN 160    Business Math I (3)
CS 100          Introduction to Computers (3)

Second Semester

BE 105          Business Presentation Skills (2)
BE 142          Computerized Keyboard II (4)
BE 145          Microsoft Word (3)
BE 146          Microsoft Excel (3)
BE 180          Business Communications (4)

Third Semester

ACCT 170    Accounting Basics – Career I (3)
ACCT 171    Accounting Basics I – Lab (1)
BE 106          Records Management (3)
BE 143          Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy (2)
BUSN 110    Intro to Business (3)
BUSN 240    Principles of Management (3)

Fourth Semester

BE 247          Advanced Info Processing Applications (3)
BE 265          Internship (3)
BUSN 266    Business Policy and Ethics (3)
BUSN, BE, BL, or ACCT Elective (3)
BUSN, BE, BL, or ACCT Elective (3)

Students who plan to work in a legal office should complete BL 201 and BL 202.

Minimum total hours required for degree: 64