Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Professional

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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

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Degree
Academic Plan
Administrative Professional (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3680
Total Credits Required
60–63
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $50,840
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive $34,000
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems RC 3
CIS121AE Windows Operating System: Level I RC 1
CIS133AA Internet/Web Development Level I-A RC 1
BPC111AA or
OAS111AA
Computer Keyboarding I or Computer Keyboarding I RC 1
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
Humanities Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area HU 3
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills RC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
12-15
CIS113DE Microsoft Word: Word Processing RC 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business RC 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
Critical Reading Any approved general education course from the Critical Reading area OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment Recommended course: CRE101 Critical Rdg 0–3
SBU200 Society and Business SB 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
17
GBS131 Business Calculations RC 3
Mathematics MAT 3
Communication Oral Com 3
Restricted Elective RE 8

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16
MGT251 Human Relations in Business RC 3
Natural Science NS 4
Restricted Elective RE 9

Program Electives

Students should select 17 credits from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor to fulfill the Restricted Elective requirement.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC111 Accounting Principles I RE 3
ACC115 Computerized Accounting RE 2
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet RE 3
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management RE 3
CIS118AB Powerpoint: Level I RE 1
CIS122AE Windows Operating System: Level II RE 1
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business RE 3
MGT+++ Any MGT Management prefixed course RE 1–17
MKT271 Principles of Marketing RE 3

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Professional (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=83590).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.