Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Administrative Assistant

Business & Information Technology

203 Nielsen Hall

319-398-5416

www.kirkwood.edu/businessdept

Entry time

Fall, Spring or Summer

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters)

Office Assistant diploma option

1 year (2 semesters)

This program prepares graduates to become members of the executive team in today’s fast-paced business environment. It includes in-depth instruction in computer applications (word processing, desktop publishing, multimedia) and essential workplace "soft skills" (teamwork, project development, problem-solving).

Career opportunities: executive assistant, administrative assistant, office manager, information coordinator, communications facilitator and telecommuting coordinator.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

ADM-176

Electronic Records System

3

BCA-136

Advanced Word Processing

3

BCA-179

PowerPoint Multimedia

3

BUS-190

Professionalism: BPA

1

COM-710

Basic Communications or

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

 

 

16

Second Semester

ADM-133

Business Math and Calculators

3

ADM-163

Office Concepts and Procedures

3

ADM-165

Information Processing

3

BCA-138

Advanced Word Processing Applications

3

BUS-190

Professionalism: BPA

1

BCA-205

Database/Spreadsheets

3

 

 

16

Third Semester

ACC-111

Introduction to Accounting

3

ADM-142

Desktop Publishing

3

ADM-164

Administrative Office Applications

3

BUS-185

Business Law I

3

–––––––

Humanities elective

3

 

 

15

Fourth Semester

ADM-154

Business Communication or both

3

ENG-106

Composition II and

 

BUS-290

Employment Search/Workplace Success

 

BUS-932

Internship

3

MGT-158

Office Supervision and Management

3

–––––––

Business/Computer elective

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

62

Office Assistant Diploma

First Semester

ADM-176

Electronic Record System

3

BCA-136

Advanced Word Processing

3

BCA-179

PowerPoint Multimedia

3

BUS-190

Professionalism: BPA

1

COM-710

Basic Communications or

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

 

 

16

Second Semester

ADM-133

Business Math and Calculators

3

ADM-163

Office Concepts and Procedures

3

ADM-165

Information Processing

3

BCA-179

PowerPoint Multimedia

3

BCA-205

Database/Spreadsheets

3

BUS-190

Professionalism: BPA

1

ADM-154

Business Communication or both

 

ENG-106

Composition II and

 

BUS-290

Employment Search/Workplace Success

 

 

 

16

Total diploma program credit hours

32

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