Information Technology/Computer Careers

Information Technology/Computer Careers



This program prepares students for a career as an administrative assistant with marketable job skills that are highly valued by many businesses. Coursework will focus heavily on computer training and other office technologies. It is important that students pursuing a career in office administration are able to keep pace in a busy office environment and adapt to constantly changing technology. Upon completing the degree program, students have the opportunity to undertake a variety of tasks and responsibilities and work in a professional office environment. Prerequisite: CPLT1000 Computer Keyboarding or comparable course. Basic computer literacy, familiarity with the Internet, college-level reading ability, and proficiency in basic mathematics. All students must pass the Computer Literacy assessment test before registering for these courses.

Program Title:
Information Technology/Computer Careers

Award Type:
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
Award Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in office suite
  • Utilize internet resources
  • Exhibit detail-oriented skills
  • Perform problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills
  • Exhibit professional and ethical behavior
  • Record business transactions
  • Organize using project management software

Career Opportunities:
Positions are available as executive administrative assistant and administrative assistant. Administrative assistants rank among the largest occupations in the U.S. economy. Salaries vary by skill, experience and level of responsibility. Employment may be found with banks, insurance companies, health care facilities, government agencies, educational institutions, retail industries and various service and manufacturing businesses.

Choose Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 42 Credits
ACCT1000 Introduction to Accounting 3
ACCT1125 Excel 3
CCIS1032 Access 2013 3
CCIS1035 Word 2013 3
CCIS1042 PowerPoint 2013 3
CCIS1080 Microsoft Office 2013 3
CCIS1101 Windows 8 3
CCIS1310 Publisher 2013 3
CCIS2055 Project Management 3
CCIS2090 Office 2013 Integration 3
CCIS2095 Outlook 2013 2
CCIS2875 Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment 0
COMM1050 Communication in the Workplace 2
ENGL2001 Workplace Correspondence 2
CPLT1005 Skill Building and Document Processing 3
ENGL1010 Business English 3
MATH1007 Math for the Trades 2
MATH1050 Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers 4
MATH1060 Math Pathways for College and Careers 3
Technical Studies Electives: 3 Credits
Any CCIS course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.
General Education Required: 12 Credits
ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3

Choose one of the following
COMM2050 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM2060 Small Group Communication 3
COMM2130 Public Speaking 3

Choose one of the following: Any course from Goal 2 (Critical Thinking)
Goal 4 (Mathematical/Logical Reasoning) of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum 3

Choose one of the following: Any course from Goal 5 (History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Goal 9 (Ethics and Civic Responsibility) of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum 3
General Education Electives: 3 Credits
Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).