Administrative assistants are employed by every size and type of public and private business organization. The programs are designed to provide students with strong computer software, keyboarding and communication skills. The role of the administrative assistant is always evolving and may include the ability to problem solve ambiguous issues, provide excellent internal and external customer service, manipulate spreadsheet data, assist in project management, and utilize online tools. The development of good oral and written communication skills will allow the administrative assistant to excel in today's organizations.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(17 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ACCT 1812 Payroll Preparation
ADS 1007 Keyboarding
ADS 1012 Business Presentations
ADS 1014 Written Business Communications
ADS 1020 Administrative Office Procedures
ADS 1026 Access
ADS 1027 Business Environment
ADS 1040 Office Accounting Concepts
ADS 1042 PowerPoint
ADS 1053 Excel
ADS 2010 Desktop Publishing
ADS 2015 Introduction to Project Management
ADS 2030 Word
ADS 2045 Advanced Word Processing
GSCI 1401 Computer Technology
GSIS 1403 Professional Developmental Skills
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
Total Credits: 42  
 
Elective Courses
(select 6 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ACCT 1800 Business Law
ADS 1004 Statistical Typing
ADS 1005 Skillbuilding
ADS 1035 Web Page Design
ADS 1045 Computerized Accounting Basics
ADS 1300 Medical Terminology
ADS 1670 HTML
ADS 2090 Administrative Support Internship 2-6*
MMDT 1021 HTML and the Web
MSM 2110 Principles of Supervision
MSM 2203 Management Issues
Total Credits: 6  
 
General Education Required Courses
(1 Course)
Choose one course from the following two options:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
Total Credits: 3  
 
General Education Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Choose one course from the following three options:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
CMST 225 Small Group Communication
CMST 226 Interpersonal Communication
Total Credits: 3  
 
Goal Area 7: Human Diversity
Choose one course from this goal area. See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 3  
 
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Choose from any goal area. See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 3  
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 60  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.