Office Systems Technology Administrative Assistant

An administrative assistant performs a large number of administrative tasks in order for a business or organization to run effectively and efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office, plan and schedule meetings and appointments, organize and maintain paper and electronic files and manage projects. They conduct research and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, Web sites and e-mail. They also handle travel and guest arrangements and provide “in-house” computer and software training. Administrative assistants resolve day-to-day problems, make decisions and display skill in communication, organization and time management.   Apply & Register Program Details

An administrative assistant performs a large number of administrative tasks in order for a business or organization to run effectively and efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office, plan and schedule meetings and appointments, organize and maintain paper and electronic files and manage projects. They conduct research and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, Web sites and e-mail. They also handle travel and guest arrangements and provide “in-house” computer and software training. Administrative assistants resolve day-to-day problems, make decisions and display skill in communication, organization and time management.

 


Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I1 3
ACC-104 Financial Accounting 3
CIS-105 Computer Literacy 3
OST-113 Keyboarding & Document Processing 3
OST-123 Introduction Microsoft Word 3
    15
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II2 3
ACC-105 Managerial Accounting 3or  
ACC-213 Computerized Accounting3 3
OST-151 Powerpoint1 3
OST-224 Advanced Microsoft Word and Desktop Publishing4 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective 3
    15
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
CIS-191 Internet: Tools & Techniques 3
ECO-101 Macroeconomics 3
MGT-102 Introduction to Management 3
SOC-205 Social Diversity 3
...-... Humanities General Education Elective 3
 

  15
Second Semester
CIS-102 Spreadsheets 3
BUS-201 Co-op I: Business or  
CIS-103 Database Management 3
MGT-212 Human Resource Management5 3
OST-241 Administrative Office Procedures or  
MGT-214 Office Management 3
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 62
1 Must test into ENG-101 or complete all appropriate prerequisites
2 Prerequisite: ENG-101
3 Prerequisite: ACC-104
4 Prerequisite: OST-123
5 Prerequisite: MGT-102

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Exhibit strong keyboarding skills to improve accuracy, speed and general efficiency in computer operations, and for securing and maintaining an office position.
  2. Communicate information orally and in the writing and production of business documents.
  3. Exhibit interpersonal skills and abilities in teamwork including an understanding and appreciation for persons of other cultures and backgrounds.
  4. Manage multiple office tasks, researching and prioritizing; both individually and collaboratively.
  5. Prepare to take an examination for Microsoft Office Specialist certification.

Employment Opportunities

Administrative assistants usually work in schools, hospitals, corporate settings, government agencies, or legal and medical offices. Listed below are some of the possible employment opportunities.

  • Administrative assistant/secretary
  • Executive assistant
  • Office administrator/manager
  • Help desk assistant
  • Word processing specialist
  • General office clerk

Contact Person

Professor Sondi Lee, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4558
email: slee@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

52.0401

Program Code

ADA.AAS