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Administrative Professional (A.A.S.)

Study administrative and office technology at JCC

The Administrative Professional A.A.S. degree provides the student with skills necessary to prepare for employment in today’s technology-enhanced office settings. Training is available for those who have had no office preparation and for students with limited office skills who desire to enhance or update present 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 a variety of software packages. The ability to develop decision-making and problem-solving skills will be stressed throughout the program. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to enter the workplace or transfer credits to a four-year institution.

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Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
21 credit hours
ENG 1510: English Composition I or CMM 1610: Public Speaking3
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication or CMM 1610: Public Speaking3
Social Sciences Electives - SUNY Gen Ed3
Social Sciences Electives3
Mathematics Electives (college level)3
Natural Sciences Electives - SUNY Gen Ed3
Core Requirements
33 credit hours
BUS 1360: Keyboarding/Word Processing3
BUS 1410: Accounting Fundamentals3
BUS 1420: Office Procedures3
BUS 1500: Introduction to Business3
BUS 2320: Word Processing Production3
BUS 2420: Professional Development/Internship5
CSC 1560: Computer App Software I4
BUS 2550: Marketing or BUS 2570: Principles of Management or BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior3
Any additional BUS course beyond the Core Requirements6
6 credit hours
Important Points
  • Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor prior to selecting electives.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate written and verbal communication skills as a result of course written assignments, discussions, and class participation.
  2. Demonstrate skills in analysis and critical thinking by theory applications in each unit of selected courses.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in computer usage and word processing skills.
  4. Identify the importance of the value of learning as an ongoing process through portfolio development and professional development activities.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of interpersonal and group processes through group discussions and group projects.