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Administrative Office Management - Associate of Science

60 Credits
AS 2281/AS 3281
Degree Description

Learners enrolled in the Administrative Office Management Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree are prepared to manage functions in the office environment. This degree option is recommended for experienced office professionals as well as entry-level administrative professionals who are looking to increase their potential for promotion. Graduates with this degree receive training in a variety of office management functions including those in communications, information resources, and management. Learners earn half of the required credits (30) in business-related courses and the other half (30) in business-related liberal arts and sciences classes. Learners may also choose to transfer this degree to Winona State University's Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education - Teaching to prepare as a business educator or as a corporate trainer.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Input data with speed and accuracy at industry standard.
  2. Apply knowledge of application software and file management
  3. Demonstrate oral and written business communications.
  4. Demonstrate oral and written business communications.
  5. Apply office organization principles.
  6. Apply current office management procedures and techniques.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester

Offered on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2019-2020 school year. If you need to see this program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

NOTE: Basic Entrance Requirement

Students must either currently have or attain the skills in OTEC 1001 Computer Software for College and OTEC 1790 Keyboarding for College before entry in the Office Administration and Technology programs.

Required Technical Courses (8 Courses)

Select the following courses:
ACCT1810 Financial Accounting (4 Credits)
ACCT1811 Managerial Accounting (4 Credits)
OTEC1001 Computer Software for College (2 Credits)
OTEC1820 Business English (3 Credits)
OTEC1822 Microsoft Excel (4 Credits)
OTEC1860 Microsoft Word (4 Credits)
OTEC2820 Business Communications (3 Credits)
OTEC2860 Office Management (3 Credits)

Select 3 credits from the following courses: (3 Credits)

ACCT1700 Personal Financial Management (3 Credits)
MKT 1810 Principles of Marketing (3 Credits)

Required Liberal Arts and Sciences (4 Courses)

To complete an AS degree, students must complete 30 MNTC credits from 6 of the 10 MNTC goal areas. You are required to complete MNTC Goal 6 by taking two courses from two disciplines.

The following courses are required:
ENGL100 Composition (4 Credits)
COMM110 Public Speaking (3 Credits)
COMM140 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)
ECON110 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
ECON120 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credits)

Additional Required Liberal Arts and Sciences: (1 Course)

Choose one course from the following list of MNTC Goal Area 3 courses:
BIOL100 Introduction to Biology (4 Credits)
BIOL101 Introduction to Ecology (4 Credits)
CHEM108 Introduction to Chemistry (4 Credits)
PHYS211 Principles in Physics I (4 Credits)

Additional required MNTC Goal Area 5 course: (1 Course)

Choose 1 additional History or Social Science course not in ECON.

Additional required MATH Course (1 Course)

Choose one course from the following list:
MATH120 College Algebra (4 Credits)
MATH130 Pre-Calculus (4 Credits)
MATH154 Elementary Statistics (4 Credits)

Additional required MNTC Goal 6 Courses

Choose TWO courses from TWO different disciplines in MNTC Goal 6.
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.