Two-Year Associate of Applied Science Degree
This program options allow students to meet their career goals whether related to job-entry preparation, job advancement, or college transfer. The program provides a strong foundation of technology skills and courses in business. The program includes industry standard computer programs.
The Administrative Office Professional AAS degree is offered to students seeking employment as professional administrative assistants. This program is designed for students who seek immediate employment in the wide-open field of administrative professionals; training is applicable for both first-time job seekers and experienced employees who would like to advance in their careers. The program allows students to meet their career goals whether related to job-entry preparation, job advancement, or college transfer.
Market driven and industry validated, the newly revamped Administrative Office Professional (AOP) state-wide degree program reflects the evolving responsibilities of administrative assistants. Office professionals are increasingly self-directed and technically proficient. The AOP program emphasizes software skills, project management, Internet communications and research, meeting and event preparation, customer service and public relations, the abilities to think logically and to demonstrate problem-solving techniques, and the need to successfully interact with a variety of personalities.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Perform specific tasks using a combination of computer applications, communication skills, and accepted office procedures.
- Demonstrate an understanding of general office skills and procedures.
- Identify common behaviors and relationships within an organization as it applies to the administrative assistant’s role in the office.
- Keyboard and use the number pad at an acceptable speed and accuracy.
- Edit and proofread standard business documents and publications.
Students interested in business and management occupations should work closely with their academic advisor to create a plan that addresses their specific career interests. Advanced training may be required for certain occupations and transfer degrees may be more appropriate for students intending to further their education beyond KCC.