Administrative Professional

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: East Grand Forks, Online

Program Overview

This Administrative Professional A.A.S. degree prepares students for employment as office professionals. Today many businesses rely on Administrative Professionals to coordinate and manage offices efficiently and effectively as well as create a positive office atmosphere. Students will develop skills in oral and written communication, office technology, time management, decision-making and problem-solving skills as well as listening and the interpersonal skills needed to be successful in today's business environment. The Administrative Professional A.A.S. program helps students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to preprare for tomorrow's job market.

Employment Information

In Minnesota and nationally, a large number of job openings exist for experienced secretaries. Demand for secretaries will be stimulated by the increasing use of information and the trend of secretaries to handle more administrative responsibilities such as budgeting, scheduling, and office management, which are not easily automated.

Career Outlook

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ACCT 1100 Prin of Bookkeeping 3
ACCT 1124 Spreadsheet Concepts 3
ADMS 1100 Keyboarding I 3
ADMS 1102 Keyboarding II 3
ADMS 1110 Word Processing 3
ADMS 1116 Business Communications 3
ADMS 1121 Business Office Mgmt 3
ADMS 2213 Advanced Office Apps 3
ADMS 2236 Project Management 3
ADMS 2250 Office Technologies 3
CPTR 1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3
MKTG 1108 Customer Relations Mgmt 3
MKTG 2410 Social Media Marketing 3
SSCI 1101 Human Relations 3
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3
  G1: Communication Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3
  G5: History/Social Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3
  G6: Human/Fine Arts Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3
  MN Transfer Curriculum Electives 3
  Program Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below ) 3

Program Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
ACCT 1108 Busn Math/Calculators 3
ADMS 2282 Internship 3
BUSN 2221 Prin of Accounting I 4
CPTR 1106 Microcomputer Databases 3
CPTR 1132 Microcomputer Maintenance 3
MKTG 2120 Supervisory Leadership 3
G1: Communications Electives
SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1103 Interpersonal Communicati 3
G5: History/Social Science Electives
ANTH 2202 Cultural Anthropology 3
SOCI 1101 Intro to Sociology 3
G6: Humanities/Fine Arts Electives
PHIL 1102 Intro to Ethics 3
PHIL 2210 Morals and Medicine 3

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