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Administrative Professional

10-106-6 Associate Degree (AAS) 69 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Also Offered in Accelerated Format Locations*: Appleton, 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 (45 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Business Writing and Formatting
10-106-108
3
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/English) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR not pursuing a degree.
Effective Business Practice
10-106-118
3
Provides hands-on experience and practice using a variety of business communication techniques providing students with knowledge, poise, tact and the skills to conduct themselves in the business world with confidence. Included in the course is The 7 Habits developed by Stephen Covey.
Office Fundamentals
10-106-166
3
Focuses on the development of fundamental office skills. Students will gain skill in general office duties, records retention and maintenance, application of office technologies, verbal and written communication, and customer service.
Office Software Applications – Word and Excel
10-106-197
3
Focuses on introductory features and applications of the Microsoft Office Word and Excel. Students will apply introductory software features to the successful completion of business-related projects and scenarios. Students will use their critical thinking skills to produce professional documents using MS Word and Excel.
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.
Intro to Administrative Professional Careers
10-106-114
2
Introduces various aspects of administrative professional careers. Explores a variety of topics including career expectations, future employment opportunities and current employment trends.
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.
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.
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.
Office Software Applications – Access & PowerPoint
10-106-196
3
Focuses on introductory features and applications of the Microsoft Office Access and PowerPoint. Students will apply introductory software features to the successful completion of business-related projects and scenarios. Students will use their critical thinking skills to produce professional documents integrating MS Office Suite, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Prereq: Office Software Word & Excel (10106197)
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.
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.
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.
Coreq: Office Fundamentals (10106166) AND active Admin. Professional students only; this corequisite doesn't impact any other program or PPD students
Administrative Professional Capstone
10-106-104
1
Provides an administrative on-campus capstone experience.
Coreq: Office Software - Access & PowerPoint (10106196); Administrative Management (10106126)
Administrative Management
10-106-126
3
Focuses on the development of administrative management skills, with emphasis in the areas of supervision, managing performance and development of staff, problem solving and team building, and conflict resolution.
Coreq: Office Software Access & PowerPoint (10106196); Office Fundamentals (10106166)
Technological Resource Management
10-106-134
3
Focuses on acquirement, maintenance and replacement of technological resources. Examines the need for resource identification and allocation, problem identification, and resolution related to business technologies.
Coreq: 10106118 Effective Business Practice; 10106196 Office Software-Access & PowerPoint; 10106160 Bus Relationship Development; CAD Management Certificate students do not need this coreq.
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: Office Asst plan and coreq: 10106196 OR Medical Office Asst plan and prereq: 10103120 and coreq: 31106306 or 10160102 OR Admin Prof plan Coreq: 10106134, 10106190, 10106178, 10106196

General Studies (21 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Contemporary Amer Society
10-809-197
3
Analyzes public policy issues relating to government, media, education, family and the workplace. This course also looks at the impact of global, multicultural and technological trends on American life and explores these issues by using critical thinking skills, advocating points of view, and participating in political processes.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 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.
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.
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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