Administrative Assistant, AAS

Program Description

The Mid-Plains Community College Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business with an emphasis in Administrative Assistant is a two-year program that prepares students to be administrative assistants.

Students develop skills in communication, general and specific office tasks, and computer applications. Upon completing the program students would have the necessary skills to work in a variety of business settings.

An administrative assistant facilitates business operations through a variety of duties including information and communication management, data processing and collection, and project tracking. The program will give you the tech savvy skills that you need to be competitive in today’s workplace.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities with this degree may include the following:

  • Executive secretaries
  • Administrative assistants
  • Supervisors/managers of administrative support workers
  • Administrative services managers
  • Secretaries
  • Human resources assistants
  • Receptionists and information clerks
  • Account clerks, file clerks, insurance clerks, loan clerks, and office clerks
  • Switchboard operators
  • Personnel managers
  • Sales associates

Associate of Applied Science Degree Business

Administrative Assistant Emphasis

Suggested Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Semester
FallCredit Hours
ACCT 1025
Introduction to Accounting
or Principles of Accounting I
3.0
OFFT 1070 Business English 3.0
OFFT 1160 Input Keyboard Technology II 3.0
OFFT 2050 Information Management 3.0
Electives (CSCE, OFFT, BSAD or INFO) 3.0
 Credit Hours15.0
Second Semester
Spring
ACCT 1200
Principles of Accounting I
or Principles of Accounting II
3.0
BSAD 1010 Personal/Professional Development 3.0
BSAD 1070 Customer Service 3.0
BSAD 2510 Business Computer Systems 3.0
Select one of the following: 3.0
Business & Professional Speaking  
Fund of Human Communication  
 Credit Hours15.0
Third Semester
Fall
CSCE 2570 Desktop Publishing 3.0
OFFT 2080 Business Mathematics 3.0
SOCI 1000
Human Relations: People Skills
or Personal Finance
3.0
Electives (CSCE, OFFT, BSAD or INFO) 6.0
 Credit Hours15.0
Fourth Semester
Spring
BSAD 2250 Business Communications 3.0
CSCE 2670 Design Technologies 3.0
OFFT 2170 MS Office Integration 3.0
OFFT 2350 Administrative Proc & Mgmt 3.0
Electives (CSCE, OFFT, BSAD or INFO) 3.0
 Credit Hours15.0
 Total Credit Hours60.0

Course work in business, foreign language, economics, real estate, psychology, sociology, government, composition, statistics, information technology and cultural diversity would complement the business program. Please see the list of electives below.

Electives List

ACCT 1010Payroll Accounting2.0
ACCT 1210Principles of Accounting II3.0
ACCT 2020Income Tax Acct for Individuals3.0
ACCT 2130Intermediate Accounting3.0
ACCT 2170Cost Accounting3.0
AGRI 1410Intro to Ag-Economics3.0
AGRI 1745Agribusiness & Food Marketing3.0
AGRI 2040Farm & Ranch Management4.0
AGRI 2041Farm & Ranch Management Lab0.0
BSAD 1060Introduction to Sports Management3.0
BSAD 1070Customer Service3.0
BSAD 1100Personal Finance3.0
BSAD 1110Introduction to Events Management3.0
BSAD 1120Social Issues/Nonprofit Sector3.0
BSAD 1500Leadership Behavior1.5
BSAD 2000Intro to Leadership Concepts3.0
BSAD 2010Principles of Selling3.0
BSAD 2020Leadership Development3.0
BSAD 2050Strategic Planning and Leadership3.0
BSAD 2060Intro Sports Facilities Management3.0
BSAD 2070Risk Management for Events & Sports3.0
BSAD 2080Event Marketing/Sponsorship3.0
BSAD 2100Organizational Behavior3.0
BSAD 2110Non-profit Management & Leadership3.0
BSAD 2120Fundraising for a Cause3.0
BSAD 2210Supervisory Management3.0
BSAD 2350Advertising3.0
BSAD 2370Digital Marketing3.0
BSAD 2520Principles of Marketing3.0
BSAD 2540Principles of Management3.0
BSAD 2720Business Law II3.0
CSCEAny CSCE course approved by the business advisor and business & technology division chair
ECON 1000Contemporary Economic Issues3.0
ECON 2110Principles of Macroeconomics3.0
ECON 2120Principles of Microeconomics3.0
ENGL 1010English Composition I3.0
ENTR 2040Entrepreneurship Feasibility Study3.0
ENTR 2050Marketing for the Entrepreneur3.0
ENTR 2060Entrepreneurship Legal Issues3.0
ENTR 2090Entrepreneurship Business Plan3.0
FACS 2300Visual Merchandising3.0
INFOAny INFO course approved by the business advisor and business & technology division chair
OFFT 1150Input Keyboard Technology I3.0
or OFFT 1160 Input Keyboard Technology II
OFFT 2050Information Management3.0
OFFT 2170MS Office Integration3.0
OFFT 2350Administrative Proc & Mgmt3.0
PSYC 1810Intro to Psychology3.0
REES 1705Real Estate Principles & Practices2.0
REES 1715Real Estate Finance2.0
REES 1725Real Estate Law2.0
SOCI 1000Human Relations: People Skills3.0
SOCI 1010Intro to Sociology3.0
SOCI 2150Exploring Unity & Diversity3.0
SPAN 1010Elementary Spanish I5.0
SPAN 1020Elementary Spanish II5.0
WARE 1100Introduction to Logistics3.0
WARE 1200Global Logistics3.0
WARE 1250Transportation Logistics3.0
WARE 2150Supply Chain Management3.0
WARE 2400Purchasing Logistics3.0

Administrative Assistant On-Line Option

Students wishing to complete the Administrative Assistant Associates degree solely online should follow the suggested sequence of study below.  All courses are offered online in all terms unless otherwise noted.

Plan of Study Grid
First Semester
FallCredit Hours
ACCT 1025
Introduction to Accounting
or Principles of Accounting I
3.0
BSAD 1010 Personal/Professional Development 3.0
OFFT 2050 Information Management (Offered online in the Fall only) 3.0
Electives (CSCE, OFFT, BSAD or INFO) 3.0
 Credit Hours12.0
Second Semester
Spring
ACCT 1200
Principles of Accounting I
or Principles of Accounting II
3.0
BSAD 1030
Business & Professional Speaking
or Fund of Human Communication
3.0
BSAD 1070 Customer Service (Also offered online in the Fall) 3.0
BSAD 2510 Business Computer Systems 3.0
OFFT 1160 Input Keyboard Technology II 3.0
 Credit Hours15.0
Third Semester
Summer
OFFT 1070 Business English (Only offered online in Summer) 3.0
 Credit Hours3.0
Fourth Semester
Fall
CSCE 2570 Desktop Publishing (Offered online in the Fall only) 3.0
OFFT 2080 Business Mathematics (Also offered online in the Spring) 3.0
BSAD 1100
Personal Finance
or Human Relations: People Skills
3.0
Electives (CSCE, OFFT, BSAD or INFO) 6.0
 Credit Hours15.0
Fifth Semester
Spring
BSAD 2250 Business Communications 3.0
CSCE 2670 Design Technologies (Offered online in the Spring only) 3.0
OFFT 2170 MS Office Integration (Also offered online in Summer) 3.0
OFFT 2350 Administrative Proc & Mgmt (Offered online in the Spring only) 3.0
Electives (CSCE, OFFT, BSAD or INFO) 3.0
 Credit Hours15.0
 Total Credit Hours60.0