Business Information Technology – Administrative Assistant – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 0514.00

The curriculum prepares students for business positions such as administrative assistant, secretary, executive assistant, and office assistant. Employees in these types of positions perform a variety of administrative tasks including document processing, using computer applications such as presentation graphics and spreadsheets, scheduling appointments, researching and organizing information, and arranging meetings and travel.

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams in Word, Outlook, and Excel.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Develop work habits to function as a team member with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds in a workplace environment.
  2. Apply standard business English to oral and written communications in support of a business office, including the production and design of complex electronic and paper-based correspondence and documents.
  3. Determine appropriate information technology tools to access, manage, integrate, and create information.
  4. Formulate solutions to business problems by using the Internet, current and emerging computer applications, records management, and standard business procedures.
  5. Demonstrate self-management and self-awareness in terms of workplace responsibility and productivity.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to competently use a wide variety of office systems, including computers, web-based workspaces, and video conferencing.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
BIT 011BUSINESS DOCUMENT PROCESSING2
BIT 025SURVEY OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS3
BIT 107BUSINESS SOFTWARE-WINDOWS1
BUS 009INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS3
Semester II
BIT 106BUSINESS SOFTWARE-INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT OFFICE SYSTEM3
BIT 108MICROSOFT OUTLOOK AND PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS1
BIT 115BUSINESS RECORDS SKILLS1
BIT 122INTERNET RESEARCH FOR BUSINESS1
BUS 112BUSINESS ENGLISH3
Semester III
BIT 117COLLABORATIVE WEB-BASED WORKSPACES1
BIT 124ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS PROCEDURES3
BIT 128BUSINESS SOFTWARE-MICROSOFT WORD2
BIT 133BUSINESS SOFTWARE-MICROSOFT EXCEL2
Total Units26

Recommended Electives

BIT 105BUSINESS SOFTWARE-MICROSOFT ACCESS2
BIT 109BUSINESS SOFTWARE-MICROSOFT POWERPOINT2

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree