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Administrative Professional

10-106-6 Associate Degree (AAS) 63 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Also Offered in Accelerated Format Locations*: Appleton, Online, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Are you an organized, people person? You can become a key member of the office team with information processing and office technology skills. Your training will prepare you to be a valued contributor in today's high tech office. This degree program will give you skills in word processing, spreadsheets, database management, graphics, communications and web technologies—everything you need for your future career. Most organizations need people with these skills from department level to the office of the CEO. This is one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. and global economies.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Technical Studies (42 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2
Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hand- on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Microsoft Outlook
10-106-111
1
Introduces students to email communication, appointments, and meeting scheduling within Microsoft Outlook. In addition, students will learn and explore various customization options available within Microsoft Outlook.
Effective Business Practice
10-106-118
3
Provides hands-on experience and practice using a variety of business soft skills and communication techniques to provide students with the ability to conduct themselves in the business world with confidence.
Administrative Office Procedures
10-106-151
2
Focuses on the development of fundamental office skills. Students will gain skill in general office duties, application of office technologies, and professional communication.
College Success: On Course
10-890-100
1
This course prepares students for the unexpected ways in which college differs from other levels of schooling, and sharpens skills that are easily transferable to work, home and career. Students learn proven tools, tips and techniques that make the goal of college completion easier, more fun, and more personally rewarding. The best time to take this is 1st semester.
Business Writing & Formatting
10-106-116
2
Focuses on development of spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting rules as applied to business documents in both print and digital mediums.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree; Coreq: Intro to Office Careers 10106103 or 10106114 Intro to Administrative Professional Careers
Intro to Office Careers
10-106-103
1
Introduces various aspects of administrative professional careers. Explores a variety of topics including career expectations, future employment opportunities and current employment trends.
Web Technologies
10-106-101
2
Provides a basic understanding of the Web as well as the tools used to create Web pages, blogs and other features. Reviews social and business Web tools and components. Basic computer hardware and software will also be explored.
Microsoft Office Suite, Advanced
10-106-125
3
Builds on existing software knowledge by applying problem solving and critical thinking skills to a variety of projects. Students will also advance their software knowledge by learning new techniques to use in a professional business office.
Prereq: Microsoft Office Suite, Intro 10103120
Administrative Office Management
10-106-157
3
Focuses on the advanced office skills necessary to succeed in a professional business office. Students will build on existing office skills by applying problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Prereq: Administrative Office Procedures 10106151
Business Relationship Development
10-106-160
2
Provides students with opportunity to develop and analyze networking and business relationships. Includes examination of the networking process, tools to facilitate and enhance networking opportunities and networking communication development.
Accounting, Principles of
10-101-107
3
Introduces basic concepts and general principles of accounting to non-accounting students. Topics include financial statements, merchandising accounting for cash, inventory, payroll, budgeting and accounting software.
Professional Business Projects
10-106-131
2
Applies existing software knowledge to business-related projects. Students will complete tasks in a scenario-based environment simulating current office practices.
Prereq: Microsoft Office Suite, Advanced 10106125
Meeting & Event Management Fundamentals
10-106-140
3
Focuses on planning a successful meeting/event. Included are pre-planning activities, managing on-site meeting needs, and conducting follow-up activities.
Presentation and Training Techniques
10-106-178
3
Develops the skills necessary to prepare, support and facilitate business presentations and training programs.
Critical Thinking for Business Professionals
10-106-190
2
Critical thinking and sound decision making skills are essential in today’s dynamic business environment. Learn to interact and communicate effectively with people, research and analyze data for business decision making purposes, apply business ethics, and harness the power of business technology to become a well-rounded business professional.
Coreqs: Administrative Office Management 10106157 OR Office Fundamentals 10106166
Business Career Planning
10-106-199
1
Provides students with information and tools to prepare for a Business Internship. Students will demonstrate professionalism and develop professional employment documents, business communications, and interview strategies.
Business Law 1
10-102-103
3
Introduces legal principles and standard business law concepts and their implications for business. It emphasizes contracts, sales, commercial paper, bailment, agency and real property, with references to the Uniform Commercial Code and recent consumer legislation.
Administrative Professional Capstone
10-106-104
1
Provides an administrative on-campus capstone experience.
Coreq: Critical Thinking for Business Professionals 10106190
Office Internship
10-106-152
2
Provides on-the-job supervised office work experience in various businesses. In addition, course work will emphasize career related employment topics. Each student must complete 144 hours working as an intern.
Prereq: Business Career Planning 10106199

General Studies (18 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3
Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3
Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-166
3
Provides a basic understanding of ethical theories and uses diverse ethical perspectives to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Economics
10-809-195
3
Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Introduction to Adobe Acrobat
10-103-105
1
Learn how to create, modify, print, view, and distribute PDF documents. Learn how to protect sensitive documents; send and track a PDF document; convert a Web page to PDF format; add bookmarks/links to online PDF documents; fill out and submit electronic PDF forms; and more.
QuickBooks Accounting Applications
10-101-102
1
Lays the foundation for students to gain experience using QuickBooks Pro. Students practice creating a company using a chart of accounts, creating vendors and customers, demo payroll, record transactions, and generate and use financial reports. Being familiar with Windows, business experience or completion of an accounting course is helpful.
Coreq: Principles of Accounting (10101107) or Financial Accounting 1 (10101180) OR not pursuing a degree
Office Desktop Publishing: MS Publisher
10-106-102
1
Develops skills for working with different types of office documents such as brochures, newsletters and reports. Introduces page layout, graphics, styles and fonts.
Business, Introduction to
10-102-112
3
Provides an overview of the variety of activities in the world of business. It focuses on the responsibilities connected with operating a business from both organizational and managerial viewpoints. It also examines the role of government in business.
Marketing 1, Principles of
10-104-151
3
Introduces modern marketing practices. The course examines the role played by marketing in society and covers consumer motivation, market segmentation, product development, advertising and channels of distribution.
Technology Tools for Marketing
10-103-109
2
Introduces students to the fundamentals of digital image and video production. Students will learn how to edit videos as well as images for web, mobile, social and online advertising. In addition, students will learn how to publish video and images online.

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