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Program of Study: Administrative Office Systems

Academic Division: Business Division

Administrative Office Systems Class
Administrative Office Systems Class

About the Program

General Office Certificate

The General Office certificate prepares individuals for entry-level office positions with titles such as general office clerk, general office assistant and clerk-typist. This certificate emphasizes general office skills and related skills needed for entry-level positions and career advancement.

Office Professional Certificate

The Office Professional certificate prepares individuals for positions using current industry software. Students complete word processing, presentation software and spreadsheet courses.

Administrative Assistant Certificate

The Administrative Assistant certificate prepares individuals to perform a variety of advanced tasks and assume responsibility in positions with titles of general office assistant and word processor. This certificate emphasizes word processing and related office skills for both entry-level positions and career advancement.

Administrative Leadership Certificate

The administrative leadership certificate provides individuals an opportunity to improve skills needed in their present positions and gain competencies necessary for advancement and growth. This certificate concentrates on communication, managerial, and leadership skills for self-development and improved career opportunities.

Administrative Professional Associate in Applied Science

The Administrative Professional degree provides a blend of office automation skills including word processing and related computer applications leading to executive assistant positions in an office environment. In addition, students establish essential administrative, technical and communication skills.

Career Program Degree and Certificates

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree


Certificates provide students with concentrated course work to develop skills needed for career advancement.

Course Scheduling Guide

Administrative Office Systems
The following courses are scheduled to be offered:
Fall, Spring & Summer Fall &
Spring only -
no Summer
Fall only Spring only
AOS 111
AOS 112
AOS 113
AOS 122
AOS 170
AOS 172
AOS 175
AOS 178
AOS 215

AOS 118
AOS 171
AOS 214
AOS 216
AOS 237
AOS 253 AOS 233
AOS 239 

*This information is accurate, but subject to change.
Rev: July 2013

 If you would like to speak with one of the  faculty advisors for the administrative office systems program, please check their contact information.

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