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Administrative Office ProfessionalAdministrative Office Professional
Statewide 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)

Market-driven and 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)
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
MTH065   Beginning Algebra II (or higher) 2, 4, ‡  
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
BT210ZPB   PowerPoint - Level II
1
BT210ZEB   Excel Level - II
1
BA211   Principles of Accounting I 5, 6  
4
WR121   English Composition2  
4
13  
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
BT210ZAB   Access - Level II
1
BT251   Integrated Office Systems3  
3
BA177   Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements or
BA212 Principles of Accounting II5  
3
BA205   Business Communications
4
BA267   Business Project Management7  
3
14  
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
BT210ZIO   Internet for the Business Professional
1
BT210ZQA   QuickBooks for the Workplace
1
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
14-15  
Total Credits 91-92  

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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