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Administrative Professional

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in the Administrative Professional program is designed to provide students with basic office skills. This program is recommended for students with little or no office-related work experience or college experience. Includes instruction in business communications, office procedures, and report preparation. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administrative Professional is available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Administrative Professional (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5677
Total Credits Required
18
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 basic business documents, reports, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  4. Describe basic business principles.
  5. Use the Internet as a communication tool and information resource.
  6. Apply mathematics to common business calculations.
  7. Demonstrate effective interpersonal and customer service skills in the workplace.
  8. Apply professional behavior and ethics.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate 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.
Admission Criteria

None

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.

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 Critical course Gateway course CS 3
Three Electives Select 3 courses from Electives Area Students will select 3 out of 6 possible course options 3
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills Critical course 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS131 Business Calculations 3
CIS113DE Microsoft Word: Word Processing 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
Three Electives Select 3 courses from Electives Area Students will select 3 out of 6 possible course options 3
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills Critical course 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 Critical course Gateway course CS 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS131 Business Calculations 3
CIS113DE Microsoft Word: Word Processing 3

Electives:

Select three (3) of the following courses: 
BPC101AA Introduction to Computers I 
BPC/OAS111AA Computer Keyboarding I
CIS121AE Windows Operating System: Level I 
CIS121AI Mac Operating System
CIS122AE Windows Operating System: Level II 
CIS133AA Internet/Web Development Level I-A

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

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 Certificate of Completion in Administrative Professional (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=142003).


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