Friday – October 31, 2014

 

Administrative Professional
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business
Downtown Milwaukee and Oak Creek campuses
Program Code: 10-106-6


For Information:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500

Overview — As reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the core responsibilities for administrative professionals continue to grow. Administrative professionals are responsible for performing and coordinating administrative activities as well as storing, retrieving, and integrating information for dissemination to staff and clients. Administrative professionals provide training and orientation for new staff, conduct online research, and operate and troubleshoot new office technologies. An internship is required. Some courses for this program are offered at the West Allis Campus.

Accelerated Option — Attend class one evening each week. See the Administrative Professional - Accelerated page for information.

Dual Degree Option — Take extra courses to earn the Legal Administrative Professional - Accelerated degree. See your program advisor for details.


Career Outlook — Administrative professionals will have among the largest number of job openings due to growth and the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or retire. Opportunities are best for those having extensive knowledge of computer software applications.

Added Career Value — Earn the Office Technology Assistant technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Courses marked with the ^ symbol are needed for the diploma program.

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect program graduates to:

  • Demonstrate effective office/business communication
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
  • Perform routine administrative office procedures
  • Manage administrative projects
  • Maintain business relationships
  • Model professionalism in the office/business environment
  • Key at a rate of 55 wpm with 95% accuracy

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Possible Careers:
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Secretary
Administrative Support
Information Manager

Related Programs:
Bilingual Office Assistant
Legal Administrative Professional – Accelerated
Medical Administrative Specialist
Office Technology Assistant

 

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.


Curriculum effective 2014-15. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)


OFTECH-101

Windows and MS Word Keyboard Shortcuts ^

3

 

(1)


OFTECH-103

Keyboard and Keypad ^

1

 

(1)

 

OFTECH-122

Business English Essentials ^

3

  

(1)   OFTECH-136 Keyboarding Skill Development 1 ‡ ^

1

 
(1)   RBUS-102 Mathematics of Business

3


(2)   OFTECH-102 Office Technologies ^

3

 

(2)


OFTECH-119

Information Management ^

3

 

(2)


OFTECH-133 

Business Document Production 1 ‡ ^

3

 

(2)


ACCTG-102

Basic Office Accounting ^

3

 

(2)


OFTECH-146

Keyboarding Skill Development 2 ‡

1

 

(2)


OFTECH-123

Machine Transcription Proofreading and Editing/
    Administrative ‡

3

 


(3)


OFTECH-184

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint ‡ ^

3

 

(3)


OFTECH-137

Business Document Production 2 ‡

3

 

(3)   RBUS-111 Business Communications ‡

3

 
(3)   OFTECH-165 Administrative Office Procedures 1 ‡ ^

3

 

(4)

 

OFTECH-185

MS Office - Intermediate ‡

3

 

(4)


OFTECH-196

Administrative Professional Internship ‡

1

 

(4)


RBUS-180

Business Career Planning ^

1

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 



ECON-195

Economics

3

 

 

 



(or) Any 200-series ECON course

 

 


 

ENG-151 and

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

 


 

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 



(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 



NATSCI-167

Science of Technology

3


           


NATSCI-169

Energy in Nature, Technology and Society

3


 

 


(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course

 

 

           

 

PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

3

 

 

 


(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

           

 

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

3

 

 

 


(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 

 

 


ELECTIVES


Suggested Electives:   Three Credits Needed


3


 

 

 

RBUS-141

Legal Terminology and Court Structure


 

 


OFTECH-124

Medical Office Terminology 1

 



OFTECH-156

Keyboarding Skill Development 3 ‡


 

TOTAL CREDITS: 68

Courses are offered on a rotating basis at various MATC campuses. If courses are taken out of sequence, students may need to attend more than one campus to complete the course requirements. See the program counselor to determine availability.

‡ Prerequisite required.

^ These courses count toward the Office Technology Assistant diploma program.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.
For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated June 2014.