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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administrative Assistant, AAS

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Today’s business offices have a need for highly skilled employees who possess the skills and confidence necessary to handle a wide variety of office tasks. The Administrative Assistant degree provides a strong foundation in office skills, including technological aspects, and combines coursework and hands-on computer experience. The curriculum includes comprehensive work skills preparation necessary for the administrative assistant to work in business, professional offices and other employing agencies.

This program of study enables students to demonstrate good communication skills, problem-solving skills, effective human relations skills, and skilled use of computer applications and office procedures. A capstone simulation course in the final semester of the program requires students to demonstrate skills, knowledge and competence acquired in previous semesters.

To successfully complete this program, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. A grade of “C-” or better is required in the first course of a sequential course offering before enrolling in the second-level course of the sequence or in a prerequisite course. This includes ADM 157 , ADM 162 , BCA 133 , BCA 213  and BCA 212  or CSC 110 .

For more information about the Administrative Assistant program, please visit our website at

Locations: Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Urban

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Students start any semester.

Not all courses are offered at each campus every semester. Academic advisors are available to assist with scheduling.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Administrative Assistant AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Required Courses


(Students must demonstrate a keyboarding speed of 25 NWPM or above, by taking a five-minute test, before enrolling in BCA 133 .)

Semester 3

Semester 4

Option 4 - Select 3 Credits

  • Any ACC course (except adjunct)
  • Any BUS course (except adjunct)
  • Any BCA, CSC, CIS or NET course (except adjunct)
  • Any ECN course (except adjunct)
  • Any FIN course (except adjunct)
  • Any MGT course (except adjunct)
  • Any MKT course (except adjunct)
  • Any ADM, MTR, MAP course (except adjunct)


*Meet with the internship supervisor the semester before enrolling.

Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 64

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