• Administrative Office Professional: Human Resources Curriculum


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2017-2018

    Employers value excellence, integrity and client service. Students who also value these characteristics can take a variety of business administrative courses that stress higher-level decision making to use communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills to pursue a career in this quickly expanding field. Businesses in all industries need administrative professionals to manage benefits, administer insurance programs, generate payroll and provide confidential support for their employees.

    Program Outcomes
    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Apply standard English rules in clear, concise and effective business communications
    • Apply mathematical skills to accounting situations
    • Use communication software to set up and manage meetings
    • Demonstrate accuracy and skill in handling the telephone
    • Receive, interpret and follow both written and verbal instructions in a simulated office environment
    • Demonstrate competence in production of business documents
    • Transfer office skills to the workplace
    • Evaluate the validity of a website when using the Internet for information searches
    • Organize records with both manual and electronic filing methods
    • Identify career paths and advancement criteria typical of office occupations
    • Develop a practical, realistic and modern view of human resource management functions
    • Demonstrate ability to apply management and supervisory functions
    • Use decision-making skills for managing financial resources, including setting personal goals, budgeting, using credit, spending versus saving and investing
    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA131 Introduction to Business Computing1,2
    4
    BT101 Office Careers Survey
    1
    BT110 Business Editing
    3
    BT116 Communication Technologies
    3
    BT121 Keyboarding Principles
    3
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡
    3
    17
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BT111 Editing Techniques
    3
    BT118 Records and Information Management
    3
    BT123A Keyboarding Skill Development
    3
    BT125 Microsoft Word Training2
    3
    WR121 English Composition1
    4
    16
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA101 Introduction to Business
    4
    BT122 Professional Keyboarding
    3
    BT126 Microsoft Word Simulation2
    3
    BT225 Document Processing2
    3
    BT250 Procedures for the Office Team
    3
    MO214 Building a Professional Portfolio or
    HD209RES Developing Your Resume
    1
    17
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA206 Management and Supervisory Fundamentals
    4
    BA211 Principles of Accounting I
    4
    BT123B Keyboarding Skill Refinement
    3
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1, 3, ‡
    4
    15
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA177 Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements or
    BA212 Principles of Accounting II
    3-4
    BA205 Business Communications
    4
    BA267 Business Project Management4
    3
    BT210ZIO

    Internet for the Business Professional

    2
    BT251 Integrated Office Systems2
    3
    15-16
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA224 Human Resource Management
    3
    BA226 Introduction to Business Law or
    HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace
    3-4
    BA228 Computer Accounting Applications
    3
    PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations
    3
    WE280OP_ Cooperative Education Internship5,6 or
    any BA, BT or CIS course(s).
    3
    15-16
    Total Credits 95-97

    1curriculum. See course descriptions.
    2 Minimum typing skill level is required.
    3 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
    4 Students may substitute BA265 for BA267. BA265 is offered fall term. Prerequisites for BA265 are BA131 and BA206.
    5 Cooperative Education Intership is recommended.
    6 Students may use any combination of WE280OPA, WE280OPB or WE280OPC to total three credits. Instructor and dean consent is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

    ‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.