Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Professional

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Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Administrative Professional

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program. ++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administrative Professional degree is designed to provide training for various office support positions. These positions are generally identified as entry level (clerical), information processing, or advanced administrative support. The curriculum incorporates language, people, and technological skills essential for job success. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: MC, PC

Program Prerequisites


Required Courses Credits: 21

BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
BPC/OAS111AAComputer Keyboarding I1
CIS113DEMicrosoft Word: Word Processing3
CIS121AEWindows Operating System: Level I1
CIS133AAInternet/Web Development Level I-A1
GBS131Business Calculations3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS120Workplace Communication Skills3
MGT251Human Relations in Business3

Restricted Electives

Students should select from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor:
ACC111Accounting Principles I3
ACC115Computerized Accounting2
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
CIS118ABPowerPoint: Level I1
CIS122AEWindows Operating System: Level II1
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business3
MGT+++ Any MGT Management prefixed course.1-17
MKT271Principles of Marketing3

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 22-25
First-Year Composition Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
Oral Communication Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course from the Critical Reading area OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
Math Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course.
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
SBU200Society and Business3

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Major: 3680
First Term: 2015 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-63
CIPS code: 52.0401
SOC codes: 43-6011, 43-6014 
Initiating College: Phoenix College
Program Availability: Shared by: MC, PC - MCC PC
Occupational Area: Business, Management, and Administration
Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.0