Administrative Office Management

Program Pathways

Administrative Assistant Diploma

Program Details

Award Diploma
Credits 28
Program Start Fall, Spring, Summer
Number of Terms 2
Time to Complete 1 year
Course Format Face-to-Face
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Administrative Office Management – AAS
See Program Admission

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • Business College Experience
  • Customer Service Strategies
  • Database/Spreadsheets -OR-
    Introduction to Computers
  • Electronic Communications
  • Keyboarding Skill Development
Term 2
  • Administrative Office Applications
  • Human and Work Relations
  • Intermediate Computer Business Applications
  • Introduction to Accounting -OR-
    Principles of Accounting I
  • Workplace Professionalism

Next step: Continue to the Administrative Office Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program or graduate and enter the workforce.

Administrative Office Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Program Details

Award Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits 62
Program Start Fall, Spring, Summer
Number of Terms 4
Time to Complete 2 years
Course Format Face-to-Face
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Administrative Office Management – AAS
See Program Admission

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • Business College Experience
  • Customer Service Strategies
  • Database/Spreadsheets -OR-
    Introduction to Computers
  • Electronic Communications
  • Introduction to Business
Term 2
  • Administrative Office Applications
  • Business Ethics
  • Introduction to Accounting -OR-
    Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Management
Term 3
  • Business Law
  • Human Resource Management
  • Workplace Professionalism
Term 4
  • Intermediate Computer Business Applications
  • Problems and Issues in Supervision and Management
  • Project Management Basics
Electives — Term 3
  • Business Field Experience
  • Computer Accounting
  • Keyboarding Skill Development
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Payroll Accounting
Electives — Term 4
  • Business Field Experience
  • Computer Accounting
  • Keyboarding Skill Development
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Payroll Accounting

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

You have completed the Administrative Office Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program. Check out the Business and Professional Development continuing education courses and Computers and Technology continuing education courses to keep up to date in your profession.

Careers

Positions

Graduates find work as administrative professionals in businesses, companies, legal offices, brokerage firms, schools, insurance companies, and financial institutions.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $38,400 $52,700 $59,900
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants $27,600 $39,600 $45,600

Source: 2021 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
CBE Group Waterloo, IA
CUNA Mutual Group Waverly, IA
Dutton Daniels Hines Kalkhoff Cook & Swanson Waterloo, IA
Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA
John Deere Waterloo, IA
Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
Target Distribution Center Cedar Falls, IA
The VGM Group Waterloo, IA
Veridian Credit Union Waterloo, IA
Waterloo Juvenile Public Defender Office Waterloo, IA
Waterloo Community School District Waterloo, IA

Program Contacts

Admissions
Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor
Danielle Jennings Email Danielle Jennings 319-296-4014 ext.1079 Black Hawk Hall 201
Faculty Advisor
Sharon Buss Email Sharon Buss 319-296-2329 ext.1742 Black Hawk Hall 204
Administrative Assistant
Cindi Clark Email Cindi Clark 319-296-4021 Black Hawk Hall 101
Dean
Robin Galloway Email Robin Galloway 319-296-4292 Tama Hall 110A

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