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. You can also transfer to continue your studies and specialization.

JCC’s Administrative Professional program focuses on accessible training, 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 industry-standard technology equipment, financial tasks, management of records and files, and various software packages. You’ll develop your decision-making and problem-solving skills while building expertise in office technology.

Administrative assistant fields like accounting, billing/payroll, customer service, legal, office administration, and shipping/receiving. Roles include clerk, administrative assistant, executive assistant, office professional, receptionist, representative, and secretary.

2019 median pay for office and administrative support occupations: $37,580/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Administrative professional skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

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

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

INT 1555: Inquire

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
  • 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
JCC:Values and Ethics

CSC 1560: Computer Applications Software I

4

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3
JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving

3
JCC: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

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

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

BUS 1650: Global Business

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