Administrative Assistant (AA)

Description

The Administrative Assistant program prepares students for work as an administrative office professional in one of three career areas: Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Assistant, or Medical Administrative Assistant.
 
  • The Administrative Assistant track focuses on office skills and project management.
  • The Legal Administrative Assistant track focuses on legal procedures, court filings, and legal transcription.
  • The Medical Administrative Assistant track focuses on medical office procedures, insurance filing, and medical coding and billing for medical offices and health care facilities.
Students earn an Associate of Applied Business degree and gain strong foundational skills in administrative office procedures and practices.

Students also develop competencies using technologies like Microsoft Office Suite software, and acquire knowledge and skills in communication, organizational practices, supervision, time management, and project management.

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

$21,000 - $46,000 annual salary, depending on area of concentration

Employment Outlook

Employment for Administrative Assistants is very strong in Cincinnati, and is increasing in Ohio faster than the nation average of 12% growth. Skills in high demand include using computer applications and software for database, desktop publishing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, project management, and internet applications. More males are needed in the profession (currently only 20%). Medical Administrative Assistant employment is projected to increase 41% through 2020. Legal Administrative Assistant employment is expected to grow by 17% through 2022.

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

  • Administrative Assistant
  • - Procter & Gamble
  • - Local CPA firms
  • - Local small business
  • - Local nonprofit organizations
  • - On-campus opportunities
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • - Prexus Health Partners
  • - VA Medical Center
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • - Dinsmore & Shohl
  • - Frost, Brown, Todd
  • - Keating, Muething & Flekamp
  • - Magelaner & Associates

Co-op Salary Projections

$8.50–$11/hour

Curriculum

Effective 2019-2020 academic year

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
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Track Elective 1 (T)   2 0 2
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 3      
ACC 101 Financial Accounting ( B) 2 2 3
IM X9X Cooperative Education Elective 1: Information Management (T)   1 40 2
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      
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication ( G) 3 0 3
IM X9X Cooperative Education Elective 2: Information Management (T)   1 40 2
Semester 6      
XXX XXX Capstone Elective (T)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Track Elective 2 (T)   2 0 2
XXX XXX Track Elective 3 (T)   2 0 2
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science or Natural Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Total Credits:   50 104 61

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 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Mathematics Elective  
MAT 105 Quantitative Reasoning 3
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
Natural Science Elective (take one course from either Natural Science or Social/Behavioral Science) 3
Any Transfer Module course from BIO, CHE, EVS, PHY, PSC  
Social/Behavioral Science Elective (take one course from either Social/Behavioral Science or Natural Science) 3
Any Transfer Module course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC  
Capstone Elective  
IM 260 Medical Administrative Procedures 3
IM 290 Administrative Assistant Capstone 3
Administrative Assistant Track Electives  
IM 111 Computer Applications 3
IM 160 Electronic Publications: Microsoft Publisher 3
IM 170 Electronic Project Management: Microsoft Project 3
Legal Administrative Assistant Track Electives  
IM 165 Legal Office Environment 3
IM 225 Legal Transcription and Formatting 3
LAW 150 Bankruptcy, Debt Collection and Secured Transactions 3
Medical Administrative Assistant Track Electives  
MCH 101 Medical Terminology 1 2
MCH 102 Medical Terminology 2 2
MA 120 Medical Office Insurance Coding and Billing 2
Cooperative Education Electives (4 credit hours required)  
IM 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Information Management 1
IM 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Information Management 1
IM 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Information Management 1
IM 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Information Management 1
IM 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Information Management 2
IM 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Information Management 2

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

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
(513) 569-1631
(513) 569-1656
Co-op Coordinator
Adam Waits, ABB, BA
(513) 569-4847
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