Administrative Professionals plan and schedule appointments and meetings, organize and maintain paper as well as electronic files, manage projects, and disseminate information using the telephone, mail services, web sites, or email.
This Administrative Professional A.A.S. degree prepares students for employment as office professionals. Today many businesses rely on Administrative Professionals to coordinate and manage offices efficiently and effectively as well as create a positive office atmosphere. Students will develop skills in oral and written communication, office technology, time management, decision-making and problem-solving skills as well as listening and the interpersonal skills needed to be successful in today's business environment. The Administrative Professional A.A.S. program helps students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to preprare for tomorrow's job market.
In Minnesota and nationally, a large number of job openings exist for experienced secretaries. 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.
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View semester course schedule order by campus: East Grand Forks
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|ACCT 1100||Prin of Bookkeeping||3|
|ACCT 1124||Spreadsheet Concepts||3|
|ADMS 1100||Keyboarding I||3|
|ADMS 1102||Keyboarding II||3|
|ADMS 1110||Word Processing||3|
|ADMS 1114||Desktop Pub/Pres Graph||3|
|ADMS 1116||Business Communications||3|
|ADMS 1121||Business Office Mgmt||3|
|ADMS 2213||Advanced Office Apps||3|
|ADMS 2250||Office Technologies||3|
|CPTR 1104||Intro to Computer Tech||3|
|CPTR 1106||Microcomputer Databases||3|
|CPTR 1500||Intro Web Concepts||3|
|SSCI 1101||Human Relations||3|
|ENGL 1111||Composition I||3|
|G5: History/Social Elec||3|
|G6: Human/Fine Arts Elec||3|
|G1: Communication Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below )||3|
|MN Transfer Curriculum Electives||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|
|ADMS 2281||Internship (2-4cr)||4|
|BUSN 2218||Legal Environment Busn||3|
|BUSN 2221||Prin of Accounting I||4|
|CPTR 1131||Microcomputer Maintenance||4|
|MKTG 2120||Supervisory Leadership||3|
|G1: Communications Electives|
|SPCH 1101||Intro to Public Speaking||3|
|SPCH 1103||Interpersonal Communicati||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
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