Administrative Office Associate

Business, Marketing and Hospitality

The office assistant plays an important role in the operation of a successful business and often holds positions involving considerable responsibility. Duties include organizing the office, typing, handling correspondence, sorting mail, filing, answering the telephone, greeting customers, operating a variety of office machines, making travel arrangements, scheduling appointments and maintaining records. The office assistant is able to interpret the needs of the employer, maintain poise and friendliness and apply good human relation skills at all times.

Award: Diploma
Credits: 38
Locations: Dubuque, Peosta
Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Paying for the Program

$7,524*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $8,436*

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$19,835 - 73,576

Estimated annual salary range for Business, Marketing and Hospitality graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

Potential Careers

  • Account Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Human Resources/Benefits
  • Support Staff
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
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2019-2020 Administrative Office Associate Class Schedule

Fall

CourseTitleCredits
Fall
ADM:116 Keyboarding II 3.0
ADM:162 Office Procedures 3.0
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Apps 3.0
BUS:103 Intro to Business 4.0
COM:723 Workplace Communications 3.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0

Spring

CourseTitleCredits
Spring
ADM:119 Keyboarding III 3.0
ADM:181 Records and Database Management 3.0
BCA:213 Intermediate Computer Business Apps 3.0
BUS:121 Business Communications 3.0
BUS:204 Professionalism in the Workplace 3.0

Summer

CourseTitleCredits
Summer
ADM:935 Occupational Experience 4.0

This Diploma program requires a minimum of six credits of general education electives (excluding Developmental courses) from Communication, Humanities, Math, Science, or Social Science). Three of these hours can include SDV:179 The College Experience. If The College Experience course is waived or transfers in for less than three credits, an additional general education elective is required.

Angela Pyzocha

Angela Pyzocha
Business Faculty

  • Email: pyzochaa@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 3322
  • Location: Dubuque