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Administrative Office Management

If you’re a multi-tasker with strong leadership and organizational skills, a degree in administrative office management could be a good fit for you.

In this program, you develop administrative and communication skills necessary for a position as an office manager, supervisor or as assistant to a top executive. You learn to manage multiple office responsibilities effectively while leading others to achieve organizational goals. The program provides a strong foundation in Microsoft Office, other common software applications, office technologies, and project management.

Whether you are looking to enter the profession, or you are an experienced office worker who wants to increase your opportunity for promotion, this program will help you achieve your career goals.

Detailed Information

College credit toward degree completion may be earned by articulating from a high school business program or by completing comprehensive tests administered by the Business Technology Department.

 

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with computer software applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite.
  2. Explain the principles of human resources.
  3. Apply successful collaboration skills. 
  4. Demonstrate organizational, planning, and project management skills. 
  5. Manage multiple deadlines and priorities. 
  6. Demonstrate information literacy by using professional databases to gather credible information and propose solutions for organizational problems.
  7. Develop effective business communications emphasizing quantitative reasoning and equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


Plan Your Courses

Meet with our counselors to customize this plan just for you. You can also search the quarterly schedule for class days and times.

Prepare for College-level Math

Math placement is required for this program. If your math placement is below BUS 217, you’ll need to take the following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into:
AE 48 → AE 68 → MATH 71 → MATH 72 → BUS 217

The Administrative Office Management program is an associate degree program that prepares students to assume positions as office managers, supervisors, or as assistants to top executives.  Students will develop administrative skills necessary to participate as part of the management team; assist in planning, organizing, and controlling information related activities; and in leading or directing people to attain the objectives of the organization.  They may handle a wide range of daily responsibilities including the supervision of support services.

This program is recommended to experienced office staff as well as entry-level office workers who are looking to increase their potential for promotion.  Graduates with this degree receive training in a variety of office management functions including those in communications, information resources, and management.

In order to earn an Administrative Office Management AAS degree, a student must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all individual courses. Math placement may be required depending on the math course you choose. Math options are detailed below. 

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Total Program Credits: 90.5


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 127
Human Relations and Professional Development  
3
BT 165
Word Processing  
5
CATT 241
Microsoft Project  
2.5
MMGT 243
Fundamentals of Project Management  
5
Total Credits
 
15.5

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 204
Spreadsheet Design and Analysis  
5
BT 231
Office Procedures  
5
CATT 102
Microsoft Outlook  
2.5
MMGT 244
Introduction to Lean Six Sigma  
2.5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 272
Business Correspondence   2
5
BUS 217
Business Statistics   1
5
MMGT 256
Lean Leadership  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 273
Business Research and Report Writing   4
5
CATT 122
Microsoft Access I  
2.5
CATT 123
Microsoft Access II  
2.5
CATT 128
Desktop Publishing  
2.5
CATT 190
Microsoft PowerPoint I  
2.5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ACCT 151
College Accounting I   3
5
BT 251
Current Trends in Technology  
5
BT 260
Administrative Office Management  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 160
Job Preparation Techniques  
3
BT 263
Integrated Office Applications  
5
BT 285
Administrative Professional Internship  
2
 
Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
15
ACCT 141
QuickBooks Online  
5
ACCT 142
QuickBooks Desktop  
5
ACCT&201
Principles of Accounting I  
5
BT 152
College and Career Strategies  
3
BT 274
Business Writing for the Web  
5
BT 280
Project Management for the Office  
2.5
BUS& 101
Intro to Business  
5
BUS 103
Basic Business Math and Electronic Calculators  
5
BUS& 201
Business Law  
5
BUS 204
Introduction to Law  
5
BUS 280
Human Relations in Business  
5
CATT 191
Microsoft PowerPoint II  
2.5
CMST 127
Leadership Development  
5
CMST&210
Interpersonal Communication  
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication  
5
CMST 250
Managing Conflict Through Communication  
5
CMST 287
Communication in Organizations  
5
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics  
5
HM 221
Event Management  
5
LA 107
Introduction to Legal Careers  
3
LA 130
Legal Ethics  
3
MATH 201
Introduction to Finite Mathematics  
5
MATH 99
Intermediate Algebra  
5
MIS 211
Information Technology In Business  
5
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing  
5
MMGT 212
Retailing  
5

1 BUS 217 will require a prerequisite course or appropriate placement score. BUS 217 may be substituted with MATH 201 (MATH 201 requires a prerequisite course or appropriate math placement score) or BUS 104 (BUS 104 requires a prerequisite of BUS 103).
2 May be substituted with BT 274.
3 May be substituted with ACCT& 201.
4 Students must first pass BT 272 OR BT 274 as a prerequisite for BT 273.

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Tuition
$ 9,272
$ 11,473
$ 21,176
Books
$ 150
$ 150
$ 150
Course Fees
$ 21
$ 21
$ 21
Institutional Fees
$ 3,212
$ 3,212
$ 3,212
Total Costs
$ 12,655
$ 14,856
$ 24,559

Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Shilo Stuart

Enrollment/Onboarding Advisor
Shilo.Stuart@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-7490