Administrative Support Microcomputer Specialist

  • Credits: 48
  • Degree Type: Diploma
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

Program Overview

The emphasis of this program prepares students to be proficient in using all of the Microsoft Office applications, such as Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint. In addition, students will become skilled in desktop publishing, web surfing, electronic scheduling, basic web design, scanning text and pictures, and software installation. Emphasis is also placed on the job responsibilities included in the Administrative Support program description.


Employment

In Minnesota and nationally, a large number of job openings exist for experienced secretaries. Temporary or part-time work is available during peak business periods. Demand for secretaries will be stimulated by the increasing use of information and the trend of secretaries to handle more administrative responsibilities such as budgeting, scheduling, and office management, which are not easily automated.


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.

Potential Job Titles


Program Courses

View semester schedule by campus: East Grand Forks

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ACCT 1100 Prin of Bookkeeping 3 credits
ACCT 1124 Spreadsheet Concepts 3 credits
ADMS 1100 Keyboarding I 3 credits
ADMS 1102 Keyboarding II 3 credits
ADMS 1110 Word Processing 3 credits
ADMS 1114 Desktop Pub/Pres Graph 3 credits
ADMS 1116 Business Communications 3 credits
ADMS 1120 Office Procedures 3 credits
ADMS 1128 Records/Database Mgmt 3 credits
ADMS 2212 Integrated Elec Office 3 credits
CPTR 1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3 credits
CPTR 1106 Microcomputer Databases 3 credits
CPTR 1500 Intro Web Concepts 3 credits
CRLT 2103 Job Seeking/Keeping 1 credits
SSCI 1101 Human Relations 3 credits
  Area of Interest Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below ) 5 credits
TOTAL COURSE CREDITS: 48 credits
 

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 1104 Payroll 3 credits
ACCT 1108 Busn Math/Calculators 3 credits
ACCT 1128 Computerized Acct I 3 credits
ADMS 2281 Internship (2-4cr) 4 credits
BUSN 2218 Legal Environment Busn 3 credits
BUSN 2221 Prin of Accounting I 4 credits
CDEV 2250 Sign Language I 1 credits
CPTR 1131 Microcomputer Maintenance 4 credits
HPER 1122 Yoga 1 credits
HPER 1143 Self Defense for Women 1 credits
HPER 1410 First Aid/CPR 1 credits
MKTG 2120 Supervisory Leadership 3 credits

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