Administrative Assistant (AS Degree S0514)

Business Division
Degree S0514

This program is intended to prepare students for employment following graduation as administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, or other clerical and support staff. Training in a variety of computer and clerical skills is emphasized. Students desiring a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
BUSO 25Business Communications3
BUSO 26Oral Communications for Business3
CISB 10Office Skills3
CISB 15Microcomputer Applications3.5
CISB 16Macintosh Applications2
CISB 21Microsoft Excel3
CISB 31Microsoft Word3
CISB 51Microsoft PowerPoint3
Choose one from the following:2-3.5
Database Management - Microsoft Access
and Database Management - Microsoft Access Laboratory
Windows Operating System
Practical Computer Security
Web Site Development
Total Units25.5-27

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  •  Create and present a visual slide presentation to include text, graphic objects, design theme, slide transition, and object animation.
  •  Create a document in which text, paragraphs, and layout are formatted effectively and efficiently using word processing software (Word).

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
CISB 10 Office Skills 3 3
CISB 15 Microcomputer Applications 3.5 3.5
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units13.5
Spring Term 1
BUSO 25 Business Communications 3 3
BUSO 26 Oral Communications for Business 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1 3
 Units14
Summer Term 1
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3 3
 Units3
Fall Term 2
CISB 16 Macintosh Applications 2 2
CISB 21 Microsoft Excel 3 3
CISB 31 Microsoft Word 3 3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 4 3-4
Certificate earned Administrative Asst. L1 E0516 6  
Submit Certificate Petition: Admissions Records Submit Certificate Petition: Admissions Records  
 Units11-12
Winter Term 2
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
 Units6
Spring Term 2
CISB 51 Microsoft PowerPoint 3 3
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3 1-3
Certificate earned Administrative Assistant Certificate earned Administrative Assistant  
Level 2: N0463 Level 3: N0464 4  
Take elective(s) if needed to reach 60 units 0  
Administrative Assistant AS degree S0514 4  
Submit Petitions: Admissions Records Submit Petitions: Admissions Records  
Complete CISN 21, CISD 11 11L will earn a 1  
Certificate: Microcomputer Prod. Software N0660 0  
 Units7-11
 Total Units54.5-59.5
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