Administrative Office Professional (AOP)

Description

The Administrative Office Professional degree contains three tracks that correspond to three career areas: Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Assistant, and Medical Administrative Assistant.

While earning an Associate of Applied Business degree, students gain strong foundational skills in administrative office procedures and practices, develop competencies using technologies like Microsoft Office Suite, and apply critical thinking and human relations skills. 

Students select one of three tracks:

  • The Administrative Assistant track develops skills in office, time, and project management, as well as software applications expertise.
     
  • The Legal Administrative Assistant track develops proficiencies needed to work in law firms such as legal office procedures, court filing procedures, legal transcription, and law office protocol.
     
  • The Medical Administrative Assistant track develops skills for medical offices and health care facilities such as medical office procedures; insurance filing; and medical coding, scheduling, and billing.

Program Code

AOP.AAB

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Be a part of a 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 Track:
  • - Executive Assistant
  • - Office Manager
  • - Sales Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant Track:
  • - Medical Executive Assistant
  • - Medical Front Desk Coordinator
  • - Medical Office Administrator
  • - Medical Receptionist
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • - Legal Assistant
  • - Legal Secretary

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

  • Franklin University
  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • Northern Kentucky 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
  • - Workability Network

Co-op Salary Projections

$8:50 - $15.00/hour, depending on area of concentration

Curriculum

Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Administrative Office Professional (AOP)

First Year
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
FYE XXX First Year Experience (B)   1 0 1
IM 115 Administrative Office Procedures and Practices ( T) 2 3 3
IM 130 Electronic Word Processing: Microsoft Word ( T) 2 3 3
XXX XXX Track Elective 1 (T)   2 0 2
LAW 101 Business Law ( B) 3 0 3
Semester 2      
BUS 190 Professional Practices ( B) 1 0 1
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
IM 120 Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel ( T) 2 3 3
IM 135 Business Document Formatting ( T) 2 3 3
IM 150 Electronic Presentations: Microsoft PowerPoint ( T) 2 3 3
XXX XXX Track Elective 2 (T)   2 0 2
Semester 3      
ENG XXX English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
IM XXX Cooperative Education Elective: Information Management (T)   1 40 2
Semester 4      
ACC 101 Financial Accounting ( B) 2 2 3
IM 155 Emerging Technologies and Social Media ( T) 2 2 3
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective (G)   3 0 3
MGT 10X Management Elective (B)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Track Elective 3 (T)   2 0 2
Semester 5      
ACC 1XX Accounting Software Elective (B)   1 0 1
IM 109 Introductory Database Management: Microsoft Access ( T) 0 2 1
IM 145 Document Proofreading and Editing ( T) 2 3 3
COMM XXX Communication Elective (B)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Capstone Elective (T)   3 0 3
Semester 6      
IM XXX Cooperative Education Elective: Information Management (T)   1 40 2
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective or Natural Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Total Credits:   54 104 65

Electives

Accounting Software Elective  
ACC 115 Accounting Software Applications: Sage (Peachtree) 2
ACC 121 Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 1 1
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
Communication Elective  
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3
Capstone Elective  
IM 260 Medical Administrative Procedures 3
IM 290 Administrative Assistant Capstone 3
Management Elective  
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MGT 105 Human Resource Management 3
Mathematics Elective  
MAT 111 Business Mathematics 3
MAT 115 Pre-Statistics 3
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
MAT 151 College Algebra 4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective  
Any Transfer Module course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC 3
Arts/Humanities Elective (take one course from Arts/Humanities or Natural Science )  
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, COMM 130, or Any CULT, FRN, ITP, SPN 3
Natural Science Elective (take one course from Arts/Humanities or Natural Science )  
Any Transfer Module course from BIO, CHE, EVS, PHY, PSC 3
Administrative Assistant Track Electives  
IM 111 Computer Applications 1 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 (must take 4 credit hours)  
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
David Hensley, BS, MBA
(513) 569-1631
(513) 569-1656
(513) 569-1577
Co-op Coordinator
Brian Hooten, MAOL
(513) 569-1634
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