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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.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (42 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. On Course helps you learn a number of proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional and personal success. You will discover how to create a rich, fulfilling life by developing new beliefs and behaviors. College Success: On Course empowers you to make wise choices in your academic and personal life which leads to improved experiences and outcomes.
Business Writing & Formatting
10-106-116
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Focuses on development of spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting rules as applied to business documents in both print and digital mediums.
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; Coreq: 10106103 OR 10106114 OR 10160100
Intro to Office Careers
10-106-103
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Develops the skills necessary to prepare, support and facilitate business presentations and training programs.
Critical Thinking for Business Professionals
10-106-190
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Provides an administrative on-campus capstone experience.
Coreq: Critical Thinking for Business Professionals 10106190
Office Internship
10-106-152
2Credit
144
0
144 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: 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
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-166
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: 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
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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 (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Introduction to Adobe Acrobat
10-103-105
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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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