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Administrative Office Professional
Statewide Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2014-2015

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

Brenda Houchen: 503-491-7431 - Room AC2661
(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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Market-driven, industry validated—the newly revamped Administrative Office Professional (AOP) statewide degree program reflects the evolving responsibilities of administrative assistants. Office professionals are increasingly self-directed and technically proficient. The AOP program emphasizes project management; Internet/Intranet communications and research; document retrieval; customer service and public relations; the ability to take initiative, think logically, demonstrate problem-solving techniques and successfully interact with a variety of personalities.

At MHCC, the program is designed for students who seek immediate employment in the wide-open field of administrative professionals by providing training for both first-time job seekers and experienced employees who wish to advance in their careers. The Administrative Office Professional program also allows students to choose an option in either Human Resources or Web to meet their career goals whether that is job-entry preparation, job advancement or college transfer.

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 business software applications to import graphics, charts and text into documents
  • Apply critical thinking and technology skills to select appropriate software to solve a business problem
  • 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
  • Create effective spreadsheets that communicate financial and other business information

Note: The course requirements for this program are subject to change each academic year. For MHCC certificate/degree requirements, a student must follow the program requirements the year the student is officially admitted to the program or the year the student is completing the program.

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 4
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
Second Quarter (Winter)
BT___ Keyboarding1 3
BT111 Editing Techniques 3
BT116 Communication Technologies 3
BT125_ Microsoft Word Training3 3
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)2,4 4
Third Quarter (Spring)
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
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
BT___ Keyboarding1 3
BT210ZPB PowerPoint Level II 1
BT210ZEB Excel Level II 1
BA211 Principles of Accounting I5,6 4
WR121 English Composition2 4
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
BT210ZAB Access, Level II 1
BT251 Integrated Office Systems3 3
BA177 Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements or
BA212 Principles of Accounting II5
BA205 Business Communications 4
BA267 Business Project Management7 3
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
BT210ZIO Internet for the Business Professional 1
BT210ZQA Quickbooks for the Workplace 1
BA224 Human Resource Management 3
BA226 Introduction to Business Law 4
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations 3
WE280OP_ Cooperative Education Internship8 3
Total Credits 92

1 Students with no keyboarding experience take BT121 (or a combination of BT121A and BT121B), BT122, BT123A andBT123B. 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.
3 Minimum 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
6 Students 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 permission is 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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