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Administrative Professional

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in the Administrative Professional degree is designed to provide training for various office positions. The curriculum incorporates people and technological skills essential for job success. Includes instruction in business communications, office procedures, public relations, accounting, records management, and report preparation. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Administrative Professional is also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Administrative Professional (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3680
Total Credits Required
61-67
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills.
  2. Apply current technology to specific business tasks.
  3. Create advanced business documents, reports, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking through written and oral formats.
  5. Apply functions of modern business, including business principles and marketing to business situations.
  6. Use the Internet as a communication tool and information resource.
  7. Analyze legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies.
  8. Apply mathematics to common business calculations.
  9. Apply effective interpersonal and customer service skills in the workplace.
  10. Apply professional behavior and ethics.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

$57,220

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

$35,420

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
BPC101AA or
BPC/OAS111AA or
CIS121AE or
CIS121AI or
CIS122AE or
CIS133AA
Introduction to Computers I or Computer Keyboarding I or Windows Operating System: Level I or Mac Operating System or Windows Operating System: Level II or Internet/Web Development Level I-A Select three (3) of the course options for a total of three (3) credits 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills Critical course 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS113DE Microsoft Word: Word Processing 3
GBS131 Business Calculations 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
SBU200 Society and Business G, SB 3
ACC115 Computerized Accounting 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MA Mathematics Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area MA 3–6
RE Restricted Elective 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3

Restricted Electives

Students should select a total of 15 credits from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC+++ Any ACC Accounting prefixed course Any ACC+++ courses may be selected, except courses from ACC prefix used to satisfy the Required Courses area 3
CIS103 Introduction to Social Media 3
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS214DE Advanced Excel Spreadsheet: Level II 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
MGT126 Customer Service Skills and Strategies 3
MGT251 Human Relations in Business 3
MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills Critical course 3
BPC101AA or
BPC/OAS111AA or
CIS121AE or
CIS121AI or
CIS122AE or
CIS133AA
Introduction to Computers I or Computer Keyboarding I or Windows Operating System: Level I or Mac Operating System or Windows Operating System: Level II or Internet/Web Development Level I-A Select three (3) of the course options for a total of three (3) credits 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS113DE Microsoft Word: Word Processing 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS131 Business Calculations 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
ACC115 Computerized Accounting 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SBU200 Society and Business G, SB 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MA Mathematics Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area MA 3–6
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4
RE Restricted Elective 3

Restricted Electives

Students should select a total of 15 credits from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC+++ Any ACC Accounting prefixed course Any ACC+++ courses may be selected, except courses from ACC prefix used to satisfy the Required Courses area 3
CIS103 Introduction to Social Media 3
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS214DE Advanced Excel Spreadsheet: Level II 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
MGT126 Customer Service Skills and Strategies 3
MGT251 Human Relations in Business 3
MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
Course Area Key

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Professional (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=141993).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-20195/29/2018 – 5/27/2019