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Administrative Assistant (AS) Business Total Units: 18.5
Term Effective: Fall 2024


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. Compose and prepare business documents and correspondence demonstrating appropriate communication techniques and integration of appropriate software and other technology tools;
  2. apply time management, project management, records management, and organizational skills to complete office tasks, projects, and operations;
  3. use critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal, and collaborative skills to complete work independently or in a team in an ethical and professional manner;
  4. evaluate, analyze, and use appropriate technology to complete tasks and documents productively and efficiently; and
  5. use integrated math computational skills to solve a variety of business applications such as inventory, payroll, calculating interest, and budget monitoring.

Program Requirements:

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

  • Complete 18.5 units from
    • Administrative Office Professional
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Administrative Office Professional - complete 17.50 units
BAD 52Human Relations in Organizations3.00
BGN 110Introduction to the Administrative Professional1.00
BGN 154Office Technologies and Procedures3.00
BMG 66.4Project Management1.50
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 55Fundamentals of Financial Analysis3.00
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
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 2024

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.

Previous Versions:

Administrative Assistant - effective Fall 2023
Administrative Assistant - effective Fall 2022
Administrative Assistant - effective Fall 2021
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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