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Administrative Office Associate

Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Diploma


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, taking dictation, transcribing, 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.

Employment opportunities include secretary, clerk, receptionist, record keeper or information processor.

Administrative Office Associate

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score.
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.

Administrative Office Associate

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 36

View the printable Ed Plan (Diploma).

Term 1
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
* Communication Elective 3.0


Term 2
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
SDV:219 Professionalism 4.0


Term 3
ADM:936 Occupational Experience 4.0


Communication Elective: COM:723, ENG:105, ENG:106

Administrative Office Associate

Employment Information:

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Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$20,103 - $27,357

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Calmar Employment Information

Employers of NICC Alumni

Farm Bureau Federation, Waukon, IA
Fayette Dental Clinic, Fayette, IA
Hofmeyer & Hanson P.C., Fayette, IA
Medicap Pharmacy, Cresco, IA
NICC, Calmar, IA
Wilbur Ford, West Union, IA

Sample Job Titles

Account Manager
Administrative Assistant
Human Resources/Benefits
Support Staff

Peosta Employment Information

Employers of NICC Alumni

American Trust, Dubuque, IA
First National Bank, Plateville, WI
Flexsteel Industries, Inc. Dubuque, IA
Inventory Trading, Peosta, IA
NICC-Town Clock Center, Dubuque, IA
Reynolds & Kenline Law Firm, Dubuque
Rodas Chevrolet, Strawberry Point, IA
Swiss Colony, Peosta, IA

Sample Job Titles

Account Manager
Administrative Assistant
Human Resources/Benefits
Support Staff

Administrative Office Associate

Additional Information:


Todd Ecklund
Dean of Business and Computer Science
800.728.7367, ext. 208