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Administrative Assistant (AS) Business Total Units: 18
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Term Effective: Fall 2021


The Administrative Assistant Program is an academic Associate in Science degree program for students seeking employment in the administrative assistant fields. The curriculum integrates knowledge of office procedures based on actual job responsibilities.

The Administrative Assistant Professional major prepares the student to be a member of an organization’s business team. This program encompasses the integration of 21st Century workforce skills emphasizing communication, teamwork, project management, problem-solving, and systems development. A unique aspect of the program is the internship, which provides the student an opportunity to use their acquired skills in an office environment and gain experience in their profession before completing the program. Opportunities are available in private industry, non-profit organizations, and government offices. With experience and/or additional education, administrative office professionals may be promoted to management positions.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Effectively communicate on the telephone, in written form, or in person with diverse groups of people;
  2. apply effective communication and collaborative skills when working in teams;
  3. use storage and retrieval methods for physical and electronic systems;
  4. design business information processing systems;
  5. apply skills related to business information processing systems using the latest technologies;
  6. work independently with little or no immediate supervision and know when to ask for additional assistance or refer decisions to a supervisor; and
  7. interact with foreign business people applying appropriate communication skills and business practices between different cultures.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Administrative Assistant (AS) program are:

  • Complete 18 units from
    • Administrative Office Professional
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Administrative Office Professional - complete 17.00 units
BAD 52Human Relations in Organizations3.00
BGN 110Introduction to the Administrative Professional1.00
BGN 154Office Technologies and Procedures3.00
BMG 66.4Project Management1.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
BBK 50Computerized Bookkeeping and Accounting 13.00
BGN 81Practical Business Math Skills3.00
BMG 53Oral Communication in Organizations3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
BAD 53Introduction to Solving Business Problems With Spreadsheets1.50
CS 5Computer Literacy3.00
CS 60.11AMicrosoft Word, Part 11.50
CS 60.11BMicrosoft Word, Part 21.50
CS 61.11AMicrosoft Excel, Part 11.50
CS 61.11BMicrosoft Excel, Part 21.50
CS 65.11Microsoft Office3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
BGN 71Business English Grammar3.00
BGN 100Professional Business Writing1.50
BMG 52Business Communication3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2021

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2022

Previous Versions:

Administrative Office Professional - effective Fall 2020
Administrative Office Professional - effective Fall 2018
Administrative Office Professional - effective Fall 2017
Administrative Office Professional - effective Fall 2016
Administrative Office Professional - effective Fall 2013
Administrative Office Professional - effective Spring 2012

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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