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Administrative Professional

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

*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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Intro to Office Careers
    10-106-103
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • 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.

  • 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 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
    N/A

    • 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.

  • 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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • OFFICE 10106157 - Administrative Management

  • 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.

  • 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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • COMPSOFT 10103120 - MS Office Suite, Introduction

  • 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.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • COMPSOFT 10103120 - MS Office Suite, Introduction

  • 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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • OFFICE 10106199 - Business Career Planning

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • OFFICE 10106157 - Administrative Management

  • Meeting & Event Management Fundamentals
    10-106-140
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • 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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • OFFICE 10106115 - Administrative Procedures

    • OFFICE 10106151 - Admin Office Procedures

  • Business Presentation Techniques
    10-106-178
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • 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 career. Students will demonstrate professionalism and develop professional employment documents, business communications, and interview strategies.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Student must complete 9 Semester Units at the Post Secondary Level. Catalog Numbers must begin with 10, 20, 30, 31, or 32.

    • Student is in progress in Office Assistant (31-106-1) Program of Study

  • 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
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

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

    Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • 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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Math w Business Apps
    10-804-123
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

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

    This course integrates algebraic concepts, proportions, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, and basic statistics with business/consumer scenarios. It also applies math concepts to the purchasing/buying and selling processes.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Accuplacer Arithmetic 250+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT Math 16+ OR Arithmetic Level 1 Coursework

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Economics
    10-809-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

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

    This course is designed to give an overview of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • 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 our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family, and in society.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

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