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Administrative Office ProfessionalAdministrative Office Professional: Human Resources
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Robin Brush
: 503-491-7174 - Room AC2663
Robin.Brush@mhcc.edu
(Students with last name beginning A-F)

Brenda Houchen: 503-491-7431 - Room AC2661
Brenda.Houchen@mhcc.edu
(Students with last name beginning G-N)

Anna Johnson: 503-491-7686 - Room AC 2662
Anna.Johnson@mhcc.edu
(Students with last name beginning O-Z)

Employers value excellence, integrity and client service. Students who also value these characteristics can take a variety of business administrative courses that stress higher-level decision making to use communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills to pursue a career in this quickly expanding field. Businesses in all industries need administrative professionals to manage benefits, administer insurance programs, generate payroll and provide confidential support for their employees.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Apply standard English rules in clear, concise and effective business communications
  • Apply mathematical skills to accounting situations
  • Use communication software to set up and 
manage meetings
  • Demonstrate accuracy and skill in handling the telephone
  • Receive, interpret and follow both written and verbal instructions in a simulated office environment
  • Demonstrate competence in production of business documents
  • Transfer office skills to the workplace
  • Evaluate the validity of a website when using the Internet for information searches
  • Organize records with both manual and electronic filing methods
  • Identify career paths and advancement criteria typical of office occupations
  • Develop a practical, realistic and modern view of human resource management functions
  • Demonstrate ability to apply management and supervisory functions
  • Use decision-making skills for managing financial resources, including setting personal goals, budgeting, using credit, spending versus saving and investing
First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
BT Keyboarding1  
3
BT101   Office Careers Survey
1
BT110   Business Editing
3
BT118   Records and Information Management
3
BA131   Introduction to Business Computing2, 3  
4
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡
3
17  
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
BT Keyboarding1  
3
BT111   Editing Techniques
3
BT116   Communication Technologies
3
BT125   Microsoft Word Training3  
3
WR121   English Composition2  
4
16  
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
BT Keyboarding1  
3
BT126   Microsoft Word Simulation3  
3
BT225   Document Processing3  
3
BT250   Procedures for the Office Team
3
BA101   Introduction to Business
4
MO214   Building a Professional Portfolio or
HD209RES Developing Your Resume
1
17  
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
BT Keyboarding1  
3
BA206   Management and Supervisory Fundamentals
4
BA211   Principles of Accounting I 5, 6  
4
MTH065   Beginning Algebra II (or higher) 2, 4, ‡  
4
13  
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
BT251   Integrated Office Systems3  
3
BA177   Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements or
BA212 Principles of Accounting II5  
3
BA205   Business Communications
4
BA218   Personal Finance
3
BA267   Business Project Management7  
3
16  
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
BA224   Human Resource Management
3
BA226   Introduction to Business Law or
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace
3-4
BA285   Leadership and Human Relations
3
WE280OP_ Cooperative Education Internship8  
3
12-13  
Total Credits 93-94

1 Students with no keyboarding experience take BT121 (or a combination of BT121A and BT121B), BT122, BT123A and BT123B. Students with at least 20 words per minute take BT122, BT123A, BT123B and BT124.
2 Prerequisite for this course is not included in this curriculum. See course descriptions.
3 Minimum typing skill level is required.
4 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
5 Students choosing to take BA212 must take BA211
6 Students may take AC110 instead of BA211. AC110 is offered winter and spring terms.
7 Students may substitute BA265 for BA267. BA265 is offered fall term. Prerequisites for BA265 are BA131 and BA206
8 Students may use any combination of WE280OPA, WE280OPB or WE280OPC to total three credits. Instructor and dean consent is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements, page 22 of the printed catalog.  
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