This program will prepare students for performing a full range of office tasks. Secretaries/receptionists process incoming and outgoing mail, keyboard documents and forms, file and retrieve records, handle telephone calls, and make travel arrangements. In addition, the secretary/receptionist uses microcomputers and a variety of software application programs to perform document processing and file management tasks, as well as create informational marketing pieces. This major requires strong skills in communications, telephone techniques, computer usage, and human relations.
Employment opportunities will vary depending upon the individual's achievement. An individual may obtain administrative office support employment with these basic skills.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as an Administrative Assistant or Secretary in the state of Minnesota is $18.43 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 0.1%, a low-growth career.
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View semester order by campus: East Grand Forks
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|ACCT 1100||Prin of Bookkeeping||3|
|ADMS 1100||Keyboarding I||3|
|ADMS 1102||Keyboarding II||3|
|ADMS 1110||Word Processing||3|
|ADMS 1116||Business Communications||3|
|ADMS 1120||Office Procedures||3|
|ADMS 1128||Records/Database Mgmt||3|
|CPTR 1104||Intro to Computer Tech||3|
|CRLT 2103||Job Seeking/Keeping||1|
|SSCI 1101||Human Relations||3|
|Area of Interest Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below )||3|
Area of Interest Elective Course Options
For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|ACCT 1108||Busn Math/Calculators||3|
|ACCT 1124||Spreadsheet Concepts||3|
|ADMS 1114||Desktop Pub/Pres Graph||3|
|ADMS 2281||Internship (2-4cr)||4|
|BUSN 2218||Legal Environment Busn||3|
|CDEV 2250||Sign Language I||1|
|CPTR 1106||Microcomputer Databases||3|
|CPTR 1500||Intro Web Concepts||3|
|HPER 1143||Self Defense for Women||1|
|HPER 1410||First Aid/CPR||1|
|MKTG 2120||Supervisory Leadership||3|
All required technical and elective courses must be completed with a grade of C or better as well as maintain a 2.0 GPA overall to graduate.
Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.
The college minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 78
Note: Some programs may require assessment scores that exceed the college minimum in the areas of Arithmetic & Elementary Algebra.
ADMS 1110 Word Processing is offered in an online format in this program course sequence. Check the Distance Education schedule when registering or visit with your advisor.
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