Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Administrative Assistant

ALLEGHENY, BOYCE, NORTH, SOUTH
Associate of Applied Science (785.1) 

This program prepares students to be administrative assistants through the effective use of essential business skills, technology skills and office administration skills. Upon completion of the program, graduates may seek employment as a secretary or administrative assistant in a business, medical, legal, educational, governmental or industrial office.

 Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Apply conventional office management techniques.
  2. Apply essential information technology skills within an office environment.
  3. Use various computer applications to create properly formatted business documents.  
  4. Organize work flow and coordinate office activities.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 62–65


First Semester
Course #     Course NameCredits

CIT-100

Computer Fundamentals & Applications             

3

CIT-102

Computer Keyboarding

3

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

Mathematics Elective

3–4

 

 Total Credits

15–16

Second Semester

BUS-130

Business Communications

3

CIT-140

Office Productivity Applications

4

CIT-141

Word Processing

3

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

 

  Total Credits

16

Third Semester

CIT-115

Introduction to Information Technology

3

CIT-142

Desktop Publishing Concepts

 3

CIT-607

Office Management Outlook

1

 

Accounting Elective

3–4

 

Restricted Electives (2)*

6

 

 Total Credits

16–17

Fourth Semester

CIT-206

Administrative Technology & Procedures

3

 

Restricted Electives (3)*

 9

 

Science Elective

3–4

 

  Total Credits

15–16

*Restricted Electives (five required)   

ALH-140

Medical Terminology  

 3

BUS-103

Principles of Management

 3

BUS-108

Principles of Finance

3

BUS-140

Introduction to E-commerce

3

BUS-200

Principles of Supervision

3

BUS-251

Business Law 1

3

MDA-208

Medical Financial Management

3

MDT-101

Medical Transcription 1

3

PAL-101

Legal Research & Writing

3

PAL-111

Litigation 1

3

PAL-105

Family Law

3

PAL-121

Estates & Trusts 1

3

Students considering a career path as a general administrative assistant should take the following restricted electives: BUS-103, BUS-108, BUS-140 and BUS-200.

Students considering a career path as a legal office administrative assistant should take the following restricted electives: PAL-101, PAL-111, PAL-105 and PAL-121. 

Students considering a career path as a medical office administrative assistant should take the following restricted electives: ALH-140, MDA-208 and MDT-101.

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