• Administrative Assistant (785.1)
    Associate of Applied Science

    Allegheny, Boyce, North, South

    This program prepares students to be administrative assistants through the effective use of essential business skills, technology skills and office administration skills. Upon completion of the program, graduates may seek employment as a secretary or administrative assistant in a business, medical, legal, educational, governmental or industrial office.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Apply conventional office management techniques.
    2. Apply essential information technology skills within an office environment.
    3. Use various computer applications to create properly formatted business documents.
    4. Organize work flow and coordinate office activities.


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    Degree Requirements

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CIT-100Computer Fundamentals & Applications3
    CIT-102Computer Keyboarding3
    ENG-101English Composition 13
    PSY-101Introduction to Psychology3
    MATMathematics Elective3-4
    Total Credits: 15-16

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    BUS-130Business Communications3
    CIT-140Office Productivity Applications4
    CIT-141Word Processing 3
    ENG-102English Composition 23
    SPH-101Oral Communication3
    Total Credits: 16

    Third Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CIT-115Introduction to Information Technology3
    CIT-142Desktop Publishing Concepts3
    CIT-607Office Management:Outlook1
     Accounting Elective3–4
     Restricted Elective3
     Restricted Elective3
    Total Credits: 16–17

    Fourth Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CIT-206Admin Technology & Procedures 3
    -Science Elective3–4
     Restricted Elective3
     Restricted Elective3
     Restricted Elective3
    Total Credits: 15–16

    Students should consult with their advisor when selecting the Science elective.

    Restricted Electives (five required)
    ALH-140 Medical Terminology 3 credits
    BUS-103 Principles of Management 3 credits
    BUS-108 Principles of Finance 3 credits
    BUS-140 Introduction to E-commerce 3 credits
    BUS-200 Principles of Supervision 3 credits
    BUS-251 Business Law 1 3 credits
    MDA-208 Medical Financial Management 3 credits
    MDT-101 Medical Transcription 1 3 credits
    PAL-101 Legal Research & Writing 3 credits
    PAL-105 Family Law 3 credits
    PAL-111 Litigation 1 3 credits
    PAL-121 Estates & Trusts 1 3 credits

    Students considering a career path as a general administrative assistant should take the following restricted electives: BUS-103, BUS-108, BUS-140 and BUS-200.

    Students considering a career path as a legal office administrative assistant should take the following restricted electives: PAL-101, PAL-111, PAL-105 and PAL-121.

    Students considering a career path as a medical office administrative assistant should take the following restricted electives: ALH-140 and MDA-208.

    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 62–65