EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL

  • Program: Information Technology/Computer Careers
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
  • Academic Planning Guide:

Overview

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.

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.

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

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 42 Credits
General Education Requirements 12 Credits
  • ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
    or
  • 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)
    or
    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)
    or
    Goal 9 (Ethics and Civic Responsibility) of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum 3

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 3 Credits
  • Any CCIS course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective. Recommended:
  • CCIS1005 Computer Security Awareness 3
  • CCIS1310 Publisher 2013 3
  • CCIS2090 Office 2013 Integration 3
  • CCIS2095 Outlook 2013 2
  • CCIS2385 IT Internship 2-8
General Education Electives 3 Credits
  • Hennepin Technical College‚Äôs 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

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