Printed on 9/27/2021

Administrative Professional

10-106-6 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time and Full Time 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Locations*: Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville, Online, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Wautoma

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Enter one of the fastest-growing occupations with skills that transfer into any industry and all levels of an organization by becoming a key contributor in today’s high-tech business environment. You'll gain hands-on experience in managing and coordinating a fast-paced office environment. You'll develop skills in communicating, collaborating and integrating software to enhance office efficiency.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (43 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • MS Office Suite, Introduction
    10-103-120
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10103120
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hands-on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Microsoft Outlook
    10-106-113
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10106113
    • Credits: 2.00

    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.

  • Administrative Procedures
    10-106-115
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10106115
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the development of fundamental office skills. Students will gain skill in general office duties, application of office technologies, and professional communication.

  • Effective Business Practice
    10-106-118
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10106118
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on business soft skills to provide students with the ability to conduct themselves in the business world with confidence.

  • Intro to Office Careers
    10-106-103
    1Credit
    18
    36

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10106103
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on career expectations, professional resources, and skills needed to prepare students for the Office Assistant and Administrative Professional programs.

  • Web Technologies
    10-106-101
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10106101
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on social and business web applications and components. Students will develop skills to create engaging content for the web.

  • Microsoft Office Suite, Advanced
    10-106-125
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10106125
    • Credits: 3.00

    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
  • Meeting & Event Management Fundamentals
    10-106-140
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10106140
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on coordinating business meetings and planning successful business events. Students will develop the fundamentals skills of meeting and event logistics.

  • Administrative Management
    10-106-157
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10106157
    • Credits: 3.00

    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 Procedures 10106115 OR Administrative Office Procedures 10106151
  • Accounting, Principles of
    10-101-107
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10101107
    • Credits: 3.00

    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.

  • Critical Thinking for Business
    10-106-123
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10106123
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing the ability to think independently and make decisions to complete projects. Students will develop skills to integrate multiple components of business-related experiences.

    Prereq: Administrative Management 10106157
  • Business Projects
    10-106-124
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10106124
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on business-related projects in a scenario-based environment simulating current office practices.

    Prereq: Microsoft Office Suite, Advanced 10106125
  • Business Presentation Techniques
    10-106-178
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10106178
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develops skills to prepare, support, and facilitate effective business presentations. Students develop skills to present themselves and design powerful in-person and virtual presentations.

  • Business Career Planning
    10-106-199
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10106199
    • Credits: 1.00

    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.

  • Virtual Communication
    10-106-109
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10106109
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on demonstrating proficiency with a variety of computer and web-based business applications. Students will develop skills to communicate, meet, and share information professionally with others virtually or in the office.

  • Microsoft Apps
    10-106-127
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10106127
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on working with a variety of Microsoft Apps and how to integrate them. Students will explore software used in planning, sharing, organizing information, and meeting coordination.

  • Office Career Experience
    10-106-138
    2Credit
    144
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10106138
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on the program outcomes by providing a cumulative project experience or on-the-job supervised office work experience. Students will demonstrate the skills developed throughout the program.

    Prereq: Business Career Planning 10106199; Coreq: Administrative Management 10106157
  • Continuous Improvement Basics for Office
    10-196-103
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10196103
    • Credits: 1.00

    Learn how Lean, Six Sigma and many other process improvement strategies help businesses provide exceptional customer service by delivering the products and services customers want in a timely and efficient manner.

    General Studies (15 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Math w Business Apps
    10-804-123
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804123
    • Credits: 3.00

    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: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 46+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 16+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Psychology of Human Relations
    10-809-199
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809199
    • Credits: 3.00

    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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Economics
    10-809-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809195
    • Credits: 3.00

    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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

    Suggested Electives (2 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Introduction to Adobe Acrobat
    10-103-105
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10103105
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on learning how to use the software to reliably create and manipulate text in PDF documents. You will explore how to initiate reviews, distribute and protect documents, create interactive forms, add bookmarks and table of content to navigate large PDF documents for ease of use.

  • QuickBooks Accounting
    10-101-104
    2Credit
    72
    36

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10101104
    • Credits: 2.00

    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. Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to take the QuickBooks Certification exam.

    Coreqs: Principles of Accounting 10101107 OR Financial Accounting 1 - 10101180 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Office Desktop Publishing: MS Publisher
    10-103-102
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10103102
    • Credits: 1.00

    Presents basic features of Microsoft Publisher 365/2019. Learn how to create, edit, and format flyers, brochures, and newsletters. Introduces page layout, graphics, styles, and fonts.

  • Business, Introduction to
    10-102-112
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10102112
    • Credits: 3.00

    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
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10104151
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces students to the marketing function and process. Techniques for analyzing the marketing environment and understanding customers’ needs and wants are explored. Students apply marketing principles to select target markets, develop positioning and create marketing programs to serve markets. Topics include product management and development, pricing, distribution and promotion strategies.

  • Technology Tools for Marketing, Communication
    10-103-109
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10103109
    • Credits: 2.00

    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.

  • Business Law 1
    10-102-103
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10102103
    • Credits: 3.00

    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.

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