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Administrative Professional (A.A.S.)

Earn an Administrative Professional degree at JCC

Be prepared for employment in today’s technology-enhanced office settings. With the Administrative Professional degree from Jamestown Community College, you’ll graduate career-ready for office roles that emphasize communication, organization, and management.

JCC’s degree program for administrative professional meets you where you are, whether you have no office preparation or you want to enhance or update your current skills. The program emphasizes written communication in a variety of formats using technologically advanced equipment, financial tasks, management of records and files, and the use of various software packages. You’ll develop your decision-making and problem-solving skills while building expertise in office technology.

The A.A.S. degree prepares you to immediately enter the workforce after graduation. You can also transfer to continue your studies.

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On campus or online

JCC’s Administrative Professional degree is available both on campus and online, so you can choose what works best for you.

Personalize your study

You can concentrate your electives on business or health information technology, based on your interests.

Professional internship

You’ll bring theory and practice together by working in a business organization during an internship, focusing on administrative and office technology.

Career opportunities

The average hourly pay for all administrative assistant roles is around $20 per hour, but will vary by experience and location. Skill level is the biggest differentiator in pay. Those in secretarial and office support roles usually make around $13 per hour, whereas executive assistants can make upwards of $30 per hour.

  • Accounting clerk
  • Account clerk typist
  • Administrative assistant
  • Billing/payroll clerk
  • Customer service representative
  • Executive assistant
  • Information clerk
  • Legal office clerk
  • Office clerk
  • Office professional
  • Physician office clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Shipping/receiving clerk
Available on
Both campuses
Available
Online

Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

BUS 1360: Keyboarding/Word Processing

3

BUS 1410: Accounting Fundamentals

3

BUS 1500: Introduction to Business

3

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 College Composition

INT 1520: Student Success Seminar or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2

Elective

Recommended:

Choose any BUS or HIT course (1000 level)

BUS 1610: Personal Finance or

HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures or

HIT 1410: Medical Terminology

1-2
  • Explore employment opportunities in the Counseling and Career Center.
  • Visit the Learning Center.

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

BUS 1420: Office Procedures

3 Values and Ethics

CSC 1560: Computer Applications Software I

4

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Oral Communication

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3 Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving

3 Mathematical Reasoning

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

BUS 2320: Word Processing Production

3

CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication or

CMM 1610: Public Speaking

3

BUS 2550: Marketing or

BUS 2570: Principles of Management or

BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior

3

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1510: Health Science

3 Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Elective

Recommended:

Choose any BUS or HIT course to complement the pathway chosen by student

3
  • Discuss internship locations.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

BUS 2420: Professional Development/Internship

5 Applied Learning

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

BUS 1650: Global Business

3 Global Perspectives

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

BUS 2550: Marketing or

BUS 2570: Principles of Management or

BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior

3

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology

3 Cultural Understanding
  • Apply for graduation.
  • Use College Central Network and other resources to begin job search.