Administrative Assistant AAS

The Administrative Assistant program combines a well-balanced academic program with expert administrative and computer instruction to give students the diversified educational training and background needed to hold office positions of responsibility and importance in many areas of the business world. On-the-job experience enhances the transition from the classroom to the real world of work. The administrative assistant has various job opportunities. These might be in travel, sports, or entertainment; banking, insurance, or real estate; technical, government, or Foreign Service; and public, private, or temporary agencies. Upon completion of the Administrative Assistant program, students will:

  • Perform routine clerical skills
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications
  • Demonstrate interpersonal, teamwork, leadership, organizational, and decision-making skills
  • Communicate effectively as a writer, listener, and speaker in social and business settings
  • Apply principles of accounting and math in office situations

Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
COLLEGE WRITING
RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathmatical Ways of Knowing
Select one from the following:3.00-5.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
HRPT-185HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS3.00
Additional General Education Core
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
SURVEY OF ART
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
ID 300A - 300T (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Total Credits15.00-17.00

Program Requirements

ACCPT-101BASIC ACCOUNTING I3.00
CITPT-102COMPUTERIZED TEN-KEY1.00
CITPT-110BUSINESS COMPUTER SKILLS3.00
CITPT-212SPREADSHEETS AND DATATBASES IN BUSINESS3.00
CITPT-214DESKTOP PUBLISHING3.00
CITPT-265IMAGE EDITING AND ILLUSTRATION3.00
CITPT-275WEB AUTHORING SYSTEMS3.00
GNBPT-122BUSINESS ENGLISH3.00
GNBPT-202FINANCIAL BUSINESS APPLICATIONS3.00
GNBPT-245BUSINESS WRITING3.00
MGTPT-220SUPERVISION3.00
or MGTPT-275 INTRO HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
OFFPT-233OFFICE PROCEDURES3.00
OFFPT-294AINTERNSHIP IN OFFICE TECHNOLOGY I3.00
WRPPT-200WORD PROCESSING6.00
Select an elective3.00
Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required
Total Credits46.00

Summary

General Education15
Program Requirements46
Total61