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
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Degree
- Academic Plan
- Administrative Professional (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
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.
|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.
|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|
|Computer Keyboarding I or Computer Keyboarding I||RC||1|
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097. or Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|Humanities||Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area||HU||3|
|GBS120||Workplace Communication Skills||RC||3|
|CIS113DE||Microsoft Word: Word Processing||RC||3|
|GBS151||Introduction to Business||RC||3|
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101. or Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG107.||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|
|Mathematics||Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area OR Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course.||MAT||3|
|Communication||Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.||Oral Com||3|
|MGT251||Human Relations in Business||RC||3|
|Natural Science||Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.||NS||4|
Students should select 17 credits from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor to fulfill the Restricted Elective requirement.
|ACC111||Accounting Principles I||RE||3|
|ACC115||Computerized Accounting||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ACC107 or ACC111 or ACC211 or ACC230, or permission of Instructor.||RE||2|
|CIS117DM||Microsoft Access: Database Management||RE||3|
|CIS118AB||Powerpoint: Level I||RE||1|
|CIS122AE||Windows Operating System: Level II||A grade of C or better in CIS121AE or permission of Instructor||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
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.