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Administrative Office Professional: Human Resource Management
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Robin Brush
: 503-491-7174 - Room AC 2663
(Students with last name beginning A-F)

Brenda Houchen: 503-491-7431 - Room AC 2661
(Students with last name beginning G-N)

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

Administrative Office Professional
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Career Pathway Roadmap

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) Cr
BT___ Keyboarding1 3
BT101 Office Careers Survey 1
BT110 Business Editing 3
BT118 Records and Information Management 3
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing2, 3
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life
Second Quarter (Winter)
BT___ Keyboarding1 3
BT111 Editing Techniques 3
BT116 Communication Technologies 3
BT125 Microsoft Word Training3 3
WR121 English Composition2 4
Third Quarter (Spring)
BT___ Keyboarding1 3
BT126 Microsoft Word Simulation3 3
BT225 Document Processing3 3
BT250 Procedures for the Office Team 3
MO214 Building a Professional Portfolio or
HD209RES Developing Your Resume
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)2,4 4
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
BT___ Keyboarding1 3
BA101 Introduction to Business
BA211 Principles of Accounting I5, 6
BA206 Management and Supervisory Fundamentals 4
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
BT251 Integrated Office Systems 3
BA177 Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirement
or BA212 Principles of Accounting II5
BA218 Personal Finance
BA205 Business Communications 4
BA267 Business Project Management7 3
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
BA224 Human Resources Management 3
BA226 Introduction to Business Law
or HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations 3
WE280OP___ Cooperative Education Internship8 or
any BA, BT or CIS course(s)
Total Credits 94

1Students 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.
2Prerequisite for this course is not included in this curriculum. See course descriptions.
3Minimum typing skill level is required.
4A 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.
6Students may take AC110 instead of BA211. AC110 is offered winter and spring terms.
7Students may take BA265 instead of BA267. BA265 is offered fall term.
8 Students may use any combination of WE280OPA, WE280OPB or WE280OPC to total three credits. Instructor and dean consent required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

‡ See page 20 of the printed catalog.

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