Administrative Assistant (AA)

Description

The Administrative Assistant program leads to an Associate of Applied Business degree. Students develop competencies in office procedures, software applications, communications, accounting skills, organizational skills, supervisory skills, office management, time management, and project management, as well as the “soft” skills employers demand.

Related Programs

Program Code

AA.AAB

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Be part of the management team
  • Provide administrative support to key management personnel
  • Manage personnel, projects, and information processing
  • Use current software

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Sales Assistant

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$13–$22.50/hour

Employment Outlook

Very strong in Cincinnati. Employment for administrative assistants is increasing in Ohio faster than the national average of 12% growth. There is increased demand for skills using computer applications and software for database, desktop publishing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and project management, as well as internet applications. More males are needed in the profession (currently only 20%).

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • Franklin University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Thomas More College
  • Union Institute and University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Wilmington College
  • Xavier University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Procter & Gamble
  • Local CPA firms
  • Local small businesses
  • Local nonprofit organizations
  • On-campus opportunities

Co-op Salary Projections

$8.50–$11/hour

Curriculum

Administrative Assistant (AA)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
IM 115 Administrative Office Procedures and Practices ( B) 2 3 3
IM 130 Electronic Word Processing: Microsoft Word ( B) 2 3 3
IM 150 Electronic Presentations: Microsoft PowerPoint ( T) 2 3 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
Semester 2      
BUS 190 Professional Practices ( B) 1 0 1
IM 120 Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel ( T) 2 3 3
IM 135 Business Document Formatting ( T) 2 3 3
IM 160 Electronic Publications: Microsoft Publisher ( T) 2 2 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 3      
IM 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Information Management ( T) 1 40 2
ACC 101 Financial Accounting ( B) 2 2 3
Semester 4      
IM 145 Document Proofreading and Editing ( T) 2 3 3
IM 155 Emerging Technologies and Social Media ( T) 2 2 3
LAW 101 Business Law ( B) 3 0 3
ACC 1XX Accounting Software Elective (T)   0 2 1
MGT 10X Management Elective (B)   3 0 3
Semester 5      
IM 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Information Management ( T) 1 40 2
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication ( G) 3 0 3
Semester 6      
IM 140 Electronic Database Management: Microsoft Access ( T) 2 2 3
IM 170 Electronic Project Management: Microsoft Project ( T) 2 3 3
IM 290 Administrative Assistant Capstone ( T) 2 3 3
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Total Credits:   49 114 64

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Mathematics Elective  
MAT 111 Business Mathematics 3
MAT 115 Pre-Statistics 3
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
MAT 151 College Algebra 4
Accounting Software Elective  
ACC 115 Accounting Software Applications: Sage (Peachtree) 2
ACC 121 Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 1 1
Management Elective  
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MGT 105 Human Resource Management 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective  
Any Transfer Module course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC  

Contacts

Program Chair
Connie Crossley, BA, BS, M.Ed.
(513) 569-1833
Advisor
Viola Johnson, Ed.D.
Colleen Meyer, M.Ed., CIW-CI, CIW Associate
David Hensley, BS, MBA
Co-op Coordinator
Brian Hooten, MAOL
(513) 569-1634
brian.hooten@cincinnatistate.edu