Administrative Assistant AAT with Concentration in General Office

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The administrative assistant is a key member of the office team performing a wide variety of duties which enable management to focus on management functions. These duties may include coordinating work flow, keeping projects on schedule, handling phones, composing correspondence, setting up meetings, including agenda and minutes, greeting and screening visitors, making travel arrangements, managing data storage and retrieval, and supervising and hiring clerical support staff. Students seeking an administrative assistant degree may choose to focus their studies on general office or medical office. During the last few quarters of attendance, students will complete a cooperative work experience. Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the degree. 

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
BTEC 107BUSINESS ENGLISH5
Computational Skills
BUS  102BUSINESS MATH APPLICATIONS5
Human Relations
CMST&210INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION5
or CMST&230 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
BTEC Core Requirements
BTEC 101BEGINNING KEYBOARDING3
or BTEC 103 REFRESHER KEYBOARDING
BTEC 114INTRODUCTION TO OUTLOOK1
BTEC 120INTRODUCTION TO WORD3
BTEC 131FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT3
BTEC 13510-KEY CALCULATOR1
BTEC 199COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE 13
BTEC 148BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SELF DEVELOPMENT3
BTEC 169INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL3
BTEC 211ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES5
Take 4 credits from the following:
BTEC 140BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR2
BTEC 141BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR2
BTEC 143BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR2
BTEC 145BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR2
General Office Concentration
BTEC 155INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PUBLISHING TOOLS3
BTEC 165POWERPOINT PRESENTATION3
BTEC 170EXCEL FOR BUSINESS3
BTEC 180ACCESS FOR BUSINESS3
BTEC 201DOCUMENT FORMATTING3
BTEC 203SPEED AND ACCURACY BUILDING3
BUS& 101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS5
Complete a minimum of 17 credits from the following17
BUS  028BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES3
BUS  029BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES3
BUS  110CUSTOMER SERVICE3
BUS& 201BUSINESS LAW5
ECON 101INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS3
MGMT 101PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT3
Total Credits/Units90

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods.
  • Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills.
  • Create, compose, and edit correspondence, reports, memoranda, tables, spreadsheets, charts, and database reports.
  • Use Windows to create and organize files and directories.
  • Professionally perform procedures used in general offices.
  • Identify functions of business organizations and management in the global marketplace.
  • Use computational skills to solve business problems
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)