Administrative Office Professional (AS) Business Total Units: 32.0

Term Effective: Spring 2012

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 2013

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.


The Santa Rosa Junior College Administrative Office Professional 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 Office 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 major, 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.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Administrative Office Professional  program are:

  • Complete 32.0 units from
    • Administrative Office Professional
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Administrative Office Professional - complete 31.00 units
BGN 71Business English Grammar3.00
BGN 81Practical Business Math Skills3.00
BGN 102Typing-Skill Building1.50
BOT 56AWorkforce Issues for Business Professionals3.00
BOT 56BCareer Planning for Business Professionals1.00
BOT 59.1Applied Office Technology Skills4.00
BOT 59.2Business Records Skills4.00
BOT 59.3Marketing Your Skills3.00
BOT 154Office Procedures for the 21st Century3.00
BOT 172Basic Filing, Self Paced0.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
BOT 99.1IBusiness Office Tech Occupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
BOT 99.2IBusiness Office Tech Occupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
BOT 99.3IBusiness Office Tech Occupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CS 60.11AMicrosoft Word, Part 11.50
CS 61.11AMicrosoft Excel, Part 11.50
CS 63.11AMicrosoft Access, Part 11.50
CS 65.11Microsoft Office3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

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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