CURRICULAR GUIDE

Administrative Assistant
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0114  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

The administrative assistant curriculum provides skills in office procedures,
word processing, spreadsheets, database management, electronic mail, and
formatting documents.  The administrative assistant is generally responsible
for coordinating office functions and is characterized by varied skills and
flexibility. Specific duties may include activities related to communications,
personnel, budget, records management, and computers. Sample job titles
include office manager, administrative secretary, and administrative

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Office Administration Program, Office Unit B, telephone number
(517) 483-1587.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 49 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ACCG 210    Principles of Accounting I                                       4
BUSN 118    Introduction to Business                                         3
CABS 104    Keyboarding Improvement                                          2
CABS 133    Microsoft Access Database                                        2
CABS 205    Using Project Mgmt Software                                      2
CISB 200    Info Sys Tech/Problem Solving                                    3
MATH 117    Math for Business                                                4
OADM 102    Editing Business Documents                                       2
OADM 195    Human Behavior in Work Place                                     3
OADM 203    Professional Office Procedures                                   2
OADM 215    Information Management I                                         3
OADM 220    Admin Mgmt in Organizations                                      4
OADM 240    Internship                                                       3
OADM 275    Diversity in Business                                            3
OADM 291    Bus Office Systems Capstone                                      3
WRIT 127    Business Writing                                                 3
WRIT 128    Business Report Writing                                          3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 11-13 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 1)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Computer Related (See Note 2)                         8-10 Credits
CABS 119    Microsoft Word                                                   2
CABS 126    Excel                                                            2
CABS 129    Excel-Advanced                                                   2
CABS 182    Microsoft PowerPoint                                             2
CABS 219    Advanced Microsoft Word                                          2
CABS 232    Advanced Microsoft Access                                        2
CISB 102    Internet Literacy                                                3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Other CABS or CISB-prefix courses may be approved for Choice 2 by an
      Office Administration academic program advisor.
3.    It is recommended that students entering this curriculum have
      keyboarding and Windows experience.  This experience may come from life
      or work experience, CABS 100 seminars, CABS 101, or CABS 195.
4.    This curriculum requires that students complete all courses with a grade
      of 2.0 or higher for graduation.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
ACCG 210          BUSN 118          OADM 203          CISB 200
CABS 104          CABS 133          OADM 215          OADM 220
OADM 102          CABS 205          OADM 275          OADM 240
OADM 195          MATH 117          WRIT 128          OADM 291
Lim.Ch.2          WRIT 127          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.1
Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.2