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AAS: Administrative Assistant
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This Administrative Assistant Associate degree is designed to prepare students for jobs such as administrative assistants and office support professionals.
Learning Outcomes
  • Apply office software technology to increase administrative productivity.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written forms in a business environment.
  • Collaborate with others in ways that contribute to the organization’s goals.
  • Make effective use of human differences to create positive relationships with co-workers and the public.
  • Practice the legal and ethical frameworks of business.
Prerequisites
Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry by testing or by having satisfied prior coursework. Coursework earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this certificate with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*).  See catalog for more information. Administrative Assistant Prerequisites:  Type 25 correct words a minute, placement into ENGL097 or higher, MATH081 Note:  Advanced placement testing, work experience and transfer of credits may result in some course waivers, credit transfer and advanced placement.
Curriculum

Course Number

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (30 credits)

Credit Hours

BUS131*

Integrated Communications

5

BUS116*

Business Math/Spreadsheets

5

BUS236

Interpersonal Communication for the Workplace

5

 

5 credits from approved list of US Cultures or Global Studies courses

10 credits from approved list of general elective courses

15

 

Degree Requirements  (57 credits)

 

BUS&101

Introduction to Business

5

 

 

 

BUS1061*

Keyboarding/Skillbuilding

3

BUS112

Multicultural Issues in the American Workplace

5

BUS115

Computational Skillbuilding

2

BUS124

Excel for Business

5

BUS140

Customer Relations

5

BUS169

Using Computers in Business I

5

BUS170*

Information Technology I

5

BUS182

Information and Database Management

5

BUS205

Human Resource Management

5

BUS230*

Business Communications

5

ACCT110

Introduction to Accounting/Bookkeeping

5

CWE101

Portfolio, Job Search and Interviewing

2

 

Program Elective  (3-5 credits)

 

Business Related Elective

Please "electives" below.

 

3-5

Total Credits
90
Total Credits -- Minimum
90.00
Sequence Type
Suggested
Sequence
This program of study is outlined by quarter below. Courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be assumed that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as shown here. The number of quarters listed here is a minimum. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to complete this certificate. Also, in general, Summer Quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the certificate.                  1st quarter:    BUS106, BUS131, BUS169                  2nd quarter:    BUS112, BUS116, BUS170, CWE101                  3rd quarter:     BUS124, BUS182, BUS230                  4th quarter:   BUS101, BUS115, BUS140, Gen. Ed.                  5th quarter:   BUS236, CWE110 or BUS Elective, Gen. Ed.                  6th quarter:   BUS205, ACCT110, Gen. Ed.
Elective Groups
Suggested Business Related Electives CWE110, BUS114, BUS&201, BUS210, ACCT131, IT111 or any BUS course numbered 110 or above.
Notes

What skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Specialist
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Manager

 

Wages, employment trends and pathways

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6014.00#WagesEmployment

 

 

Program Contact

Business Dept. Coordinator

(206) 934-3730

 

NSC Advising Office

(206) 934-3658  

resources.northseattle.edu/advising

 

Program Website

resources.northseattle.edu/programs/administrative-assistant       

Effective beginning: Fall 2016 
Administrative Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree
547G / 52.0204

Degree Type
AAS